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2007 Best Places to Work Rankings Includes GSA

GSA #10346

April 24, 2007
Contact: Steve Hoffman (202) 501-1231
steven.hoffman@gsa.gov

Washington, DC – Government employees ranked the U.S. General Services Administration among the Best Places to Work for the second consecutive survey, placing it among the Top 10 agencies for the every other  year rankings, the agency announced today.

"This year's survey again highlights GSA as a world-class federal organization that encourages an environment of success and growth for its employees,” said GSA Administrator Lurita Doan.  “One of the reasons GSA succeeds in its mission and goals is because our employees enjoy working here, doing important work for the federal government and U.S. taxpayer."

For 2007, GSA ranked eighth for overall workplace satisfaction out of 30 major departments and large agencies. The agency ranked seventh place or better in eight categories, while GSA ranked as high as third in three categories: Strategic Management, Training and Development and Work/Life Balance. GSA had one of the highest employee participation rates standing at 73.2 percent.

The rankings are provided by the Partnership for Public Service and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation. They measure employee satisfaction and engagement, and are based on a survey of more than 221,000 federal workers. The 2007 rankings are the third edition of this ongoing series, following the 2003 and 2005 versions.

Survey results are drawn from the Office of Personnel Management’s 2006 Federal Human Capital Survey.

Rankings may be viewed at The Best Places to Work site.

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Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government.  GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,300 government-owned or leased buildings and 205,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 420 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did You Know? Roughly 12,000 GSA employees support over one million federal workers located in 8,300 government-owned and leased buildings nationwide.