WASHINGTON – With mandatory budget cuts looming, federal workers may be hanging on to the “fiscal cliff” as much as anyone else as the year comes to an end, but hundreds of thousands of them appear to be happy in their work.
The Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to revitalize the federal government, surveyed all of the 2.1 million federal workers. More than 700,000 workers, or 97 percent of the federal workforce, responded.
Among large federal agencies, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was ranked as the best place to work. The agency boasts plenty of employees on the ground, and while it recently ended its space shuttle program, it’s still preparing for future manned spaceflight and sends astronauts to the International Space Station.