The Partnership for Public Service for the second consecutive year has named the Surface Transportation Board No. 1 among small federal agencies in its 2010 list of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.
Among 34 small agencies (those with at least 100 but fewer than 2,000 employees), STB achieved a top index score of 86.8 (up from its 2009 score of 80.4, and higher than the scores achieved by any other agency, small or large). The index score measures performance of agencies related to employee satisfaction and commitment.
“This award is a testament to every Board employee,” said STB Chairman Daniel R. Elliott III. “It is to their credit that they have created and nurtured a culture of collegiality in which innovation is treasured and rewarded.”
In the past year, Elliott has implemented more flexible work schedules, established weekly Chairman’s Open-Door Hours, and instituted "Genius Awards" to recognize employees who come up with good ideas.