NASA has been ranked as the best place to work in the federal government for the ninth year in a row, according mostly to data from the Partnership for Public Service and global consulting firm Boston Consulting Group’s 2020 rankings.
The ranking included results from the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, as well as data from 10 agencies and responses from intelligence agency employees. The 2020 Best Places To Work survey ranked NASA at the top in terms of employee engagement.
Overall, federal employee engagement was 69 out of 100. However, the Partnership added that this year’s scores are not comparable to previous years due to changes in their calculation methods. Still, when using this new methodology to recalculate 2019’s scores, 2020 still saw a 3.9 point increase.
Among the highest ranking agencies for last year were NASA, the Government Accountability Office, the Congressional Budget Office and the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Office of Inspector General.
“The 2020 data makes clear that the federal government still has a lot of work to do to improve its competitiveness with the private sector as an employer of choice,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership. “The government must strive to meet or exceed the private sector when it comes to employee engagement.”