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NASA Wins Top Spot on OPM's List of Best Places to Work in Federal Government

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 13-Dec-2012
Updated: 13-Dec-2012 10:14 AM

NASA is ranked first as the best place to work in the Federal Government in the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) annual survey.

NASA received a score of 72.8, up from 72.5 last year, putting it at the top of the list of large agencies.  The Intelligence Community came in second and the Department of State third.

OPM surveys federal employees in terms of worker satisfaction and commitment.   Agency subcomponents also were ranked.   Stennis Space Center scored highest among the NASA centers and ranked second in the government overall, just  behind the U.S. Army Audit Agency.  

Goddard Space Flight Center was ranked 14th, Marshall Space Flight Center 19th, Johnson Space Center 20th, and Langley Research Center 22nd.   Kennedy Space Center came in at number 42, NASA Headquarters at 44, Glenn Research Center at 46, Ames Research Center at 74, and Dryden Flight Research Center at 77.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is not a federal agency subcomponent, and thus is not in the list.  It is a federally funded research and development center operated for NASA by the California Institute of Technology.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a subcomponent of the Department of Commerce that operates the nation's civiil weather satellites, came in at number 127.


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