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Social Security is one of best places to work

The Social Security Administration once again ranks as one of the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, according to the Partnership for Public Service and American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation. The number six ranking not only identified Social Security as one of the best places to work, but it is proof that the agency's commitment to treat its employees as its most valuable asset has proven successful.

"I am thrilled that we have again made the list of the top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government," said Michael J. Astrue, Social Security commissioner. "This validates our long-standing belief that the Social Security Administration is a great place to work and has a very important mission. I am very proud of our employees who are committed to providing the vital services on which the nation depends, despite years of underfunding, growing workloads and other daunting challenges."

The Best Places to Work rankings are based on the results of the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Human Capital Survey, a government-wide assessment that measures employees' perception of whether, and to what extent, conditions characterizing successful organizations are present in their agencies. The survey provides valuable insight into the challenges agencies face in maintaining an effective civilian workforce. The survey identified effective leadership and employees' skills-to-mission match as the most significant contributory factors of overall employee satisfaction and engagement.

Social Security attributes its success to effective leadership; developing and retaining a highly skilled and innovative workforce, which reflects the American public; training employees and giving them the tools they need to work at their highest potential; and increasing employees' opportunities for advancement.

"In a tough economy, President Barack Obama is trying to make it easier for Americans to work for the federal government," said Astrue. "I hope our ranking raises awareness about public service among the best job seekers and affirms that a career at Social Security is a great choice."

Go to www.bestplacestowork.org to learn more about the report.

Go to www.socialsecurity.gov/careers to learn more about careers with the Social Security Administration.

(Note: This report is provided as a service to our readers and a service to the group or individual mentioned in the release. Usually, only minor editing is done. The group or individual is responsible for all information provided.)

 

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