SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – While the past year may not have been the best for morale-building among federal employees, it was not all negative for those at U.S. Transportation Command, which ranked among the top 10 percent of places to work in our nation's government according to www.bestplacestowork.org.
According to the website, The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®, rankings offer the most comprehensive assessment of how federal employees view their jobs and workplaces. They provide insight into issues that range from leadership and pay to innovation and work–life balance. The rankings alert leaders to signs of trouble and provide a roadmap to help improve organizational performance and better manage our government's most important asset—its employees.
"I'm very pleased and proud to report that USTRANSCOM has placed in the top 10 percent of places to work in our nation's government," said Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, USTRANSCOM. "Specifically, we placed number 24 of 300 agency subcomponents in the 2013 Rankings of The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Most notably, despite many challenges, our net score increased during 2013."
According to www.bestplacestowork.org:
- The 2013 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government® rankings drew on responses from more than 376,000 civil servants to produce a detailed view of employee satisfaction and commitment across 371 federal agencies and subcomponents.
- The rankings provide a mechanism to hold agency leaders accountable for the health of their organizations; serve as an early warning sign for agencies in trouble; offer a roadmap for improvement; and give job seekers insights into how federal employees view their agencies.
- The Partnership for Public Service uses data from the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to rank agencies and their subcomponents according to a Best Places to Work index score. Agencies and subcomponents are measured on overall employee satisfaction and scored on 10 workplace categories, such as effective leadership, employee skills–mission match, pay, teamwork and work–life balance."
To see exactly how USTRANSCOM compared to other units in the competitive grouping, go to http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/overall/sub.