ALEXANDRIA, Va. (12/27/13)--The National Credit Union Administration maintained a high ranking in the 2013 "Best Place to Work" federal government employee survey, but dipped a little from its 2012 high as sixth-best employer of 22 mid-sized agencies.
NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz said that while the agency got high marks from employees in "critical areas" like strategic management, effective leadership and teamwork," it took its biggest ding on employee pay.
"Satisfaction with employee pay was clearly a major reason for our overall decline in the 2013 ranks. However, we have now adopted a much-needed pay increase for 2014," Matz said. "NCUA's employees are our greatest asset, and I remain committed to listening to employee feedback and making changes that will continue to improve the working environment for everyone."
The agency reported it ranked first with Hispanic and African-American employees among mid-sized federal agencies, and third among veterans. The agency also ranked high overall in teamwork and employee training and development.
Nearly 376,000 federal workers participated in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey used by the Partnership for Public Service to compile the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings. This is the eighth edition of the Best Places to Work rankings; the first was produced in 2003.