Press Release

Friday, September 23, 2011 Press Office
For Immediate Release 410-965-8904

Employees Rank Social Security as One of the Best-Managed Federal Agencies

The Social Security Administration ranks as one of the top agencies in the federal government, according to the 2011 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.  The survey, conducted by the Office of Personnel Management, measured responses from more than 250,000 federal employees across the nation.

“This survey confirms what many of us already know: Social Security is a wonderful place to work,” said Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security.  “The fact that our own employees rank us among the leaders in federal government speaks to the satisfaction that working for Social Security brings.”

Social Security earned the number four ranking in two of four categories: leadership & knowledge management, as well as job satisfaction.  The leadership & knowledge management index indicates the extent employees hold their leadership in high regard; the job satisfaction index indicates the extent employees are satisfied with their jobs.

The survey is a government-wide assessment of federal employees’ job satisfaction and perceptions of their agency.  The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey measures employees' perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions that characterize successful organizations are present in their agencies.

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