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GAO Again Named One of the "Best Places to Work"

Washington, D.C. (December 12, 2018) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) again was named one of the best places to work in the federal government on the latest Partnership for Public Service list issued today. GAO came in 4th among mid-size agencies and number one for diversity.

"I'm pleased that GAO has again been rated one of the best places to work in government," said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. "I take great pride in knowing that our staff considers our agency to be an employer of choice, someplace they would recommend to others as a good place to work.  I’m also proud of GAO’s continuing high marks on its efforts to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce."

Issued every year, the Partnership's rankings provide insights into federal employees' satisfaction with their jobs and offices. GAO has consistently placed among the top five overall since 2005; it placed second in 2017 with a score of 82.5 and dropped slightly this year to 80.7. The 2018 ratings reflect survey results of federal workers across the federal government.

For more information on the award, go to For questions about GAO, please contact Chuck Young, Managing Director of Public Affairs, at or (202) 512-4800.



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.

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