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NIH Among 2020’s ‘Best Places to Work’

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NIH is ranked among Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.

Photo:  Lydia Polimeni

The 2020 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings have been released and NIH is featured among six government agencies for its exemplary employee experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The rankings are calculated by the Partnership for Public Service, providing the most comprehensive measure of employee engagement across government. 

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NIH continues to be one of government’s most prominent employers of choice with an employee engagement score of 81.7 out of 100, 12.7 points higher than the government-wide score of 69 and 6.4 points higher than the HHS-wide score of 75.3. More notably, if NIH were its own agency, our engagement score of 81.7 would put us in 2nd place among large agencies, right after NASA. 

To learn more about how NIH prioritizes employee engagement, read View NIH’s results at and the full government-wide rankings at

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

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Staff Writer: Amber Snyder (link sends e-mail)