For the ninth consecutive year, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported January 26, Intelligence Community employee job satisfaction ranks the IC as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government,” according to an independent analysis of federal workers’ job satisfaction and commitment.
The IC ranked fifth overall among large agencies that employ more than 15,000 full-time permanent employees, a category that includes 18 organizations. Rankings were compiled by the Partnership for Public Service and announced in December. The PPS presented awards to agency leaders at a Washington, D.C. ceremony on January 26. Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon accepted the award on behalf of the IC.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats praised members of the IC for their hard work and commitment to the mission.
“Each day, I witness the talent and commitment of our dedicated officers. I take great pride in leading the extraordinary men and women serving in the Intelligence Community as they work to stay one step ahead of increasingly diverse and complicated threats.” Coats said.
These rankings provide insight into how employees view their agency leaders and work environment. Scores are broken down into 14 individual categories—in such areas as effective leadership, innovation, work-life balance and support for diversity.
For 2017, the IC finished in the top two in eight out of 14 categories and finished in third place in four additional categories.
“We are only as good as our people and that every mission accomplishment is theirs,” said Gordon, “This award belongs to the hard-working women and men of the IC. While their work can’t always be recognized, our responsibility, every day, is to make our community and our workplace worthy of their commitment, dedication and professionalism.”