BBG Receives Ignominious Distinction
December 21, 2012
It’s not exactly a list you’d want to be at the top of.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors finds itself as the No. 1 worst place
to work in the federal government, among mid-sized agencies, according
to survey results published by The Washington Post.
They were followed by the National Archives and Records
Administration, the Department of Housing and Urban Development,
Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Education.
Best mid-sized agencies to work at included the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation, Government Accountability Office, Nuclear
Regulatory Commission and Smithsonian Institution (tied) and the Federal
When asked for comment on these results, the governors sent Radio
World the following statement: “Between budgetary pressures and economic
uncertainty, an ongoing pay freeze and the widespread criticism of
federal employees in public discourse, people in most federal agencies
are not as enthusiastic as they used to be. And this agency remains no
They added: “Our governing board and our senior management team are
committed to making measurable improvements over the next year […] We
have engaged the Partnership for Public Service to help. They
facilitated a series of focus groups with employees and contractors and
are working with senior leaders to develop an action plan to understand
and tackle employee satisfaction issues.”
“At the same time, we know our employees have a strong commitment to
their work and believe in the importance of our mission,” they said.