GAO Again Named a "Best Place to Work" in Government
Washington, D.C. (December 8, 2015) – The Partnership for Public Service today announced that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has again been named one of the top places to work in the federal government. GAO ranked third in the Partnership’s 2015 list of the “Best Places to Work” among mid-size agencies. Also this year, the congressional watchdog agency was again first in its support of diversity in the mid-size agency category.
“The Partnership’s latest ratings confirm GAO’s reputation as an excellent place to establish a federal career. Our employees are dedicated to our mission to provide non-partisan, fact-based work to improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government,” said Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. “Opportunity and inclusiveness in the workplace are also priorities at GAO, and I’m especially proud of our high marks in support of diversity once again. My thanks go to every GAO employee for their efforts to make our agency a great place to work,” Dodaro added.
Issued every year, the Partnership’s rankings are intended to provide federal agencies and job seekers with information on employee satisfaction and commitment across government. GAO has consistently placed among the top five overall since 2005. It ranked second in 2014 and while the agency’s scores increased this year, it dropped one position due to the addition of the Peace Corps into the mid-size category. The 2015 ratings cover 391 federal organizations based on survey responses from federal workers on a range of workplace issues.
The Government Accountability Office, known as the investigative arm of Congress, is an independent, nonpartisan agency that exists to support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities. GAO also works to improve the performance of the federal government and ensure its accountability to the American people. The agency examines the use of public funds; evaluates federal programs and policies; and provides analyses, recommendations, and other assistance to help Congress make informed oversight, policy, and funding decisions. GAO provides Congress with timely information that is objective, fact-based, nonideological, fair, and balanced. GAO’s commitment to good government is reflected in its core values of accountability, integrity, and reliability.