Army Corps of Engineers Jumps 30 Spots in Best Places to Work

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published May 10, 2023
Updated: May 10, 2023
Four people, two women and three men, pose in front of a brown wall in a fluorescent lit room while receiving an award.

Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, USACE commanding general (left), and USACE Command Sgt. Maj. Patrickson Toussaint (right) presented the Pinnacle Award for employee participation in the 2022 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey to the Mississippi Valley Division leadership team during an awards ceremony at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, today. Representing MVD are Dr. Elizabeth Fleming (second from left), Maj. Gen. Diana Holland, MVD commanding general (center), and Mr. James Bodron (second from right). (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recognized 71 of their subcomponent organizations for earning one of several “USACE Best Places to Work” categories during an awards ceremony today at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Awards are based on employee responses to the 2022 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) regarding overall satisfaction with their job and the organization.

In the recently released 2022 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings, USACE ranks 166 out of 432 federal agency subcomponents, representing a 30-spot improvement from 2021.

“We continue to generate great momentum on FEVS,” said Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, USACE commanding general. “But we’re still not done. I want to take our world-class organization to the next level while continuing to attract and retain the best, diverse talent.” According to the 2022 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government website, the rankings offer the most comprehensive assessment of how federal public servants view their jobs and workplaces, providing employee perspectives on leadership, pay, innovation, work-life balance and other issues. Most of the data used to develop the scores and rankings was collected by the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey in June and July 2022.

USACE scores were generated from more than 18,000 employee surveys, a 52% response rate across the organization and second highest amongst all Army commands.

Though the survey results show robust employee engagement levels, the data also provides opportunities for Spellmon and the USACE leadership team to build on current momentum.

“My command philosophy of promoting and maintaining a positive command climate; advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce; growing our next generation of leaders; and delivering the program requires leaders to set the conditions for optimal workforce engagement and innovation,” said Spellmon.

Key employee feedback included expanding available developmental opportunities, enhancing work/life flexibility, and increasing staffing levels to support a continually evolving and growing mission.

Gene Pawlik
Doug Garman

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