GAO Again Makes Washingtonian's "Great Places to Work" List
I am pleased that GAO has again ranked among Washingtonians 50 Great Places to Work, said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. GAO works hard to remain an employer of choice, and it is very gratifying that our workplace has earned a place on Washingtonians latest list.
Published every other year since 1999, Washingtonians list includes organizations of different sizes from various sectors, such as the federal government, private industry, and nonprofit groups. Winners were chosen after a panel of editors reviewed more than 200 companies and some 13,000 employee surveys. According to the magazine the final determinations relied heavily on the scores given by a company's employees, and winning workplaces were chosen on the basis of measures that included challenging and interesting work and great work/life balance. GAO was also on the list in 2011.
Earlier this year, O.C. Tanner, a company that develops employee recognition programs, cited GAO in its article, Top 10 Coolest Companies to Work for in Washington, D.C. Last year, GAO was second overall among mid-size federal agencies in the Partnership for Public Services ratings of the best places to work in the federal government.
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