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Department of Commerce Named Third Best Place to Work in Government – Work Force Focused on Promoting Economic Agenda


The U.S. Department of Commerce was named the third best place to work in the federal government among large agencies in a survey released by the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization.

This ranking, which represents a 1.3 percentage point increase in index score from 2016 to 2017, makes clear that the Agency's workforce is focused on promoting job creation and economic growth by ensuring fair and secure trade, providing the data necessary to support commerce, and fostering innovation by setting standards and conducting foundational research and development.

“This year the Department achieved its highest score since this survey began in 2003,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Every employee here is dedicating themselves to not only public service but also to promoting the United States economic agenda for the American worker.”

The Best Places to Work rankings are based on responses from nearly 700,000 federal workers, as well as data from the Office of Personnel Management’s annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, which was administered May through June 2017 to permanent executive branch employees. Additional employee survey data from 10 agencies, including the intelligence community, are included in the results. This is the 12th edition of the Best Places to Work rankings, which began in 2003.