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Best Places to Work – DOT Reaches Top 4

Posted by Secretary Elaine L. Chao

The U.S. Department of Transportation was named last Friday by the Partnership for Public Service (PPS) as one of the top four “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.”  This is an improvement from 2016, when DOT ranked 8th and a leap from 2009, when the department ranked last among large federal agencies.

Credit goes to everyone at DOT who contributes to a workplace atmosphere of positive and productive collaboration in achieving the Department’s vital mission on behalf of the American people! 

The annual rankings and supportive data provide insights into employee views on a wide range of issues – from leadership to strategic management to teamwork.  According to PPS, DOT's 2017 employee engagement score is 67.6, an improvement of 4.2 points since last year.   The DOT baseball fans in Washington have even more reasons to enjoy working here since Nationals Park is a block away and the team had a pretty good season.  Maybe if the Nationals win the World Series this year, DOT will surpass NASA as the #1 Best Place to Work.  Spring training begins this month and optimism abounds!

I hope all of us at the Department will take pride in this improved ranking and in being part of an organization devoted to helping save lives and improving quality of life through better transportation systems.  I am really proud of our Department!

Best Places to Work Award