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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2013
No. 13-47


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GPO NAMED ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN GOVERNMENT

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is one of best places to work in the Federal Government, according to rankings produced by Partnership for Public Service from data provided by the Office of Personnel Management’s 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. GPO was rated among the top ten best places to work among medium-sized Federal agencies. Some of the key areas GPO received high rankings include leadership policies and practices of communicating and listening to employees and using feedback to make changes, the embracing of teleworking and alternative work schedules, and emergency preparedness.

Link to rankings: http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/politics/which-government-agency-is-best-to-work-for/670/?hpid=z3

“This is wonderful news for GPO and our employees,” said Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “This agency has made a commitment to listening and acting upon employees concerns. These results say that GPO’s culture is changing and that leadership is listening. We look forward to reviewing and acting on the survey results in the coming year.”

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov), partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.

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