NASA’s Workers are Happy, and Why Not?

What could be better than studying the planets and stars? Not much, apparently, for the workers at NASA. For the eleventh year in a row, NASA has been rated as the “Best Place to Work in the Federal Government” by its own employees. The rating here applies to large agencies, with NASA being followed next by the Department of Health and Human Services and the intelligence community (see the full list here). Other agencies of small and medium sizes have separate ratings.

Federal employees rated their agencies and departments back in June and July 2022. Most of this information was captured via the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Any federal agency that can send satellites and rovers to distant planets, launch telescopes that see back in time, and prepare for a return to the Moon needs to have dedicated employees to make it all possible. Of course, I hope that all of the federal employees can enjoy their work and find meaning, but NASA adds so much fun and adventure was well to the mix.

Good work, NASA!