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GAO Rises in "Best Places to Work" Rankings

Washington, D.C. (December 9, 2014) – The Partnership for Public Service today announced that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has again placed highly in its roster of the best places to work in the federal government, rising to second place among mid-size agencies. GAO ranked third in that category in 2013.

The independent, legislative branch support agency also again ranked number one in its support of diversity in that same category. GAO has consistently placed among the top five on the Partnership’s list since 2005.

“GAO strives to be an employer of choice in the public sector. Consequently, it is very gratifying to learn that we have once again been named a best place to work in the federal government,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States. “I am very proud of our rise in the rankings over the last year and our continuing first-place showing in support of diversity. I want to thank all the GAO managers and employees for their dedicated efforts at continuing to make GAO one of the Best Places to Work.”

Issued every year, the Partnership’s rankings are intended to help provide federal agencies and job seekers with insights into employee satisfaction and commitment across government. The 2014 ratings apply to hundreds of federal organizations based on survey responses from more than 390,000 federal workers.

For more information about the awards, go to Questions about GAO may be referred to Chuck Young, Managing Director for 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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