The U.S. Selective Service System’s ‘Best Places to Work’ in the Federal Government employee engagement survey ranking, increased to 8th out of 29 small federal agencies in 2021. The agency’s 2021 ranking, measuring employee satisfaction with their jobs and organization, improved by one spot from the previous year, with a score of 78.1. Overall, the 2021 government-wide employee satisfaction score was 64.5 out of 100. The employee engagement score was calculated by the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group and was released this month in its 2021 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government report.
The Selective Service System scored first in effective leadership and employee empowerment across its workforce among small agencies and ranked in the top three in Work-Life Balance, Innovation and the implementation of workforce COVID-19 pandemic contingencies and safeguards (Under the COVID: Supportive Leaders category).
The survey collectively included 71 federal agencies and 432 of their subcomponents. This government-wide analysis began in 2003 and takes place every year, measuring employee ratings of their respective agency. The workforce survey categories include effective leadership, teamwork, strategic management, employee recognition, and more.
“I am very proud of our entire workforce. The positive workplace survey ranking is a testament of the dedication and spirited effort that every one of our employees makes each day to meet our mission and foster an inclusive culture where everyone is a valued member of the team and is treated with dignity and respect,” said Acting Director Craig Brown.
“The Selective Service System helps ensure we are ready, as a nation, to implement a fair and just draft for young men, ages 18-25, to rapidly procure manpower for the U.S. military in times of crisis. Likewise, our leadership is committed to supporting our team by encouraging engagement, innovation, and a safe and balanced work environment. It helps define who we are as an agency.” Director Brown further stated.
Federal law requires all men residing in the U.S., to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. At 26, a man becomes too old to register. Those who do not comply become ineligible for student financial aid, job training, government employment, and delays in U.S. citizenship for male immigrants.