One of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

December 13, 2012

I am delighted to report that CBO has again been recognized by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.” In our third year of participation, CBO was second among 29 agencies in the small agency category. (You can see the results for all participating federal agencies at the Partnership’s Best Places to Work website.)

CBO staff accept award for agency’s ranking as one of the best places to work in the federal government
Joseph Kile, Peggy Grigonis, Director Doug Elmendorf, and Jamease Miles accept an award from the Partnership for Public Service naming CBO as one of the best places to work in the federal government

The Partnership is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that “works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.” It uses the results of employee satisfaction surveys to evaluate agencies based on factors that create a positive work environment, such as the work-life balance, effective leadership, and the match between employees’ skills and the agency’s mission. It provides the most comprehensive and authoritative rating and analysis of employees’ satisfaction and commitment in the federal government, factors that it considers “two necessary ingredients in developing high-performing organizations and attracting top talent.”

This recognition confirms what those of us who are privileged to be part of CBO already know. CBO is a great place to work—a place where people can do important and challenging public service with colleagues who are smart, knowledgeable, dedicated, and friendly. It is the commitment of CBO people to their work and to each other that has created such a wonderful environment here. Thus, the credit for today’s recognition goes to everyone at CBO now and everyone who has worked at CBO during the past 37 years. I’m grateful every day to be a member of this group.