NASA was first among agencies in the “Best Places to Work

in the Federal Government” rankings, released by the

Partnership for Public Service and American University’s

Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation.

The ranking drew on the opinions of more than 100,000

respondents to the Office of Personnel Management’s Human

Capital Survey last year, said PPS. Second was the National

Science Foundation, followed by the General Services

Administration, Office of Management and Budget,

Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Personnel

Management and the U.S. Air Force.

The reports ranked 28 cabinet departments and independent

agencies and approximately 200 sub-agencies on employee

satisfaction, effective leadership, performance-based

rewards and advancement, as well as work-culture and

benefits, says PPS, which based the rankings on a

statistical model created by a consulting firm, CFI

Group. To learn more about the rankings or methodology,