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Why a Career with GAO? GAO employees make a difference every day by providing Congress and federal agencies with objective, nonpartisan, fact-based information to help the government save money and work more efficiently on a wide range of issues and topics. Our work has national and international impact. We talk directly to the decision makers who can improve government and implement change.

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At GAO, we strive for a workplace that values, respects, and treats all employees fairly.  Our commitment to collaboration, accountability, and a sense of community make GAO a great place to work.  Of the many of the reasons why, GAO was named: 

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Company Culture

GAO strives to be a world class organization by fostering a work environment where all employees are valued, respected, and treated fairly. Organizational policies and practices support a healthy work/life balance through flexible schedules, robust telework opportunities, and many workplace amenities. We work in teams and value collaboration.

We are proud that our employees are major drivers of agency diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts with active involvement and leadership from senior management. Each of our mission teams has a diversity, equity, and inclusion committee, and we have well over a dozen agency-wide employee groups, such as:

  • Advisory Council for People with Disabilities
  • Asian American Liaison Group
  • Blacks in Government
  • Diversity Advisory Council
  • GAO LGBTQA Employee Association
  • Hispanic Liaison Group
  • Reaching Out to Help Others Community Service Group
  • Veterans of the Armed Forces

Most analysts, specialists, and operations staff at GAO have union representation. They are represented by the GAO Employees Organization, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 1921.

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