Everything you need to know about the ‘Best Places to Work’ report

December 13, 2012

The Washington Post offers a number of ways to explore the newly released and somewhat bleak rankings from the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” report by the Partnership for Public Service.

Lisa Rein broke down the results in an article that explains how various agencies ended up at the top and bottom of the rankings. Her piece also analyzes what the largely declining numbers mean for President Obama, who promised to make government work “cool again.”

Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson wrote about the Federal Maritime Commission setting a “Best Places” record — in a negative sense. The commission showed the largest drop among cabinet departments and independent agencies for the past two consecutive years. What’s going on there?

The Post will also host a live chat at noon with Partnership for Public Service President and CEO Max Stier and the group’s head of rankings analysis, Lara Shane. Readers can submit their opinions about the rankings now or wait for the chat to ask questions about the survey, along with the research behind it.

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Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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