Study ranks best federal agencies to work for — good and bad news for consumer protection

The Partnership for Public Service issues an annual ranking of "Best Places to Work" in the federal government. The rankings are based on questions posed to hundreds of thousands of federal employees.

This year, two agencies abut which we frequently blog declined in the rankings. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's score fell 25.2 points from 76.9 to 51.7 (out of 100), representing a drop from 7th in the rankings to 26th (out of 27). The CFPB results showed a large drop in employees’ views of top agency management. A short analysis of the findings on the CFPB is here.

Among mid-size federal agencies, the Department of Education scored the lowest. The Department dropped 12.4 points, from 47.3 to 59.7.

One bright spot for consumer protection agencies: The Federal Trade Commission, ranked first at mid-size agencies, rising from a score of 81.4 to 84.0.

The study is available here.

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