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OPIC Ranked Among Top Places to Work in Federal Government


Wednesday, May 20, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is among the best places to work in the federal government, according to rankings issued today by the Partnership for Public Service and American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation.
 
OPIC finished second among federal agencies with fewer than 2,000 employees in the Best Places to Work rankings, based on a survey conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management that represents the views of 212,000 federal employees. Agencies were ranked in three categories: large (2,000 or more employees), small or subcomponent; and according to ten workplace categories, including leadership, work/life balance, and pay and benefits. The Surface Transportation Board was ranked first among small agencies.
 
“OPIC has worked hard to establish a workplace that is both welcoming and challenging, one that values equally individual performance and the sense of teamwork that is necessary to
OPIC Acting President Dr. Lawrence Spinelli receives Best Places to Work award on behalf of OPIC. He is flanked by Robert Tobias, director of American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation and Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service.
OPIC Acting President Dr. Lawrence Spinelli receives Best Places to Work award on behalf of OPIC. He is flanked by Robert Tobias, director of American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, left, and Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. Photo by Darren S. Higgins.
execute complicated projects in emerging markets. This ranking recognizes that effort, the most outstanding result of which has been to attract the highest quality staff to OPIC,” said OPIC Acting President Dr. Lawrence Spinelli. “We deeply appreciate this recognition, and will continue to work hard to maintain our standard of excellence.”
 
Announcing the rankings, Robert Tobias, director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, said, “The whole idea of employee engagement is to make the workplace more productive. These rankings provide an incentive for agencies to focus on their employees, they give a roadmap for improvement, and they help Congress fulfill their oversight responsibilities.”
 
The complete Best Places to Work rankings of all 278 agencies and subcomponents can be accessed at bestplacestowork.org. Visitors to the site can access trend analysis, demographic data and all ten workplace categories, as well as generate custom reports and conduct side-by-side comparisons for up to three agencies.
 
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.
 
The Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation, a center within American University’s School of Public Affairs, is dedicated to identifying and creating solutions to public policy issues facing federal leaders.