The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government 2020 - The FTC Ranked #2 out of 25 mid-size agencies

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Careers: Join the Federal Trade Commission Team

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) invites you to join a winning team that is a dynamic and mission-driven agency, consistently listed as one of the best places to work in the federal government. The agency has been in the top five best places to work in the government since 2012. The full 2020 rankings are published by the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.

This year, the FTC is ranked number two among 25 mid-size federal government agencies by the non-profit, non-partisan Partnership for Public Service, based on the results of the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS). The FTC also ranks #1 in several Best Places to Work categories, to include effective leadership, effective leadership: empowerment, effective leadership: senior leaders, employee skills-mission match, teamwork, innovation, recognition, COVID: overall, COVID: supportive leaders, and COVID: employee well-being.

In an email to employees, FTC Chair Lina M. Khan wrote: “Although the workplace changed dramatically this year, your responses to the FEVS demonstrate that the FTC has strong foundations. The FTC's traditionally high scores are based on things like innovation and creativity—ingredients essential to reinventing how we work. The FTC’s track record of outstanding employee engagement also took on new meaning as you pushed forward on serving the public despite significant challenges and disruptions in your own lives.”

The FEVS is an annual survey administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The tool evaluates federal agencies on the presence of the specific conditions that are found in many successful organizations. This is an opportunity for our employees to candidly share their perceptions about their work experiences, organizations, and leaders.

The FTC values employees’ input and uses this confidential feedback to create positive changes throughout the organization. These changes may include but are not limited to formulating and implementing action plans to address organizational areas of improvement and launching new or enhanced programs.

The 2020 FEVS was administered at the FTC starting September 16, 2020 and closed on October 20, 2020 in accordance with the federal requirement to complete an annual employee survey. To learn more about FTC’s 2020 FEVS results, please review the Results At-A-Glance: 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results.

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Take the next step in your career by joining the excellent staff here at the FTC. Hear why we love working at the FTC or see what opportunities are available and submit your application.

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Here are a few things that make the FTC great

  1. We take enormous pride in promoting consumer welfare through advocacy, enforcement, and policy initiatives.
  2. We have access to, and the ability to use, cutting-edge technologies on behalf of consumers.
  3. Our excellent work is often recognized by the public and media.
  4. A career at the FTC can provide exceptional opportunities to obtain excellent training, development, and professional growth.
  5. We value, and seek to promote and support the diversity of our communities.
  6. We strive for, and generally attain, a healthy work/life balance through family friendly alternative work schedules and telecommuting opportunities.

If you are interested in a career with us, you may want to learn about the different bureaus and offices within the FTC.

  • The Bureau of Competition ensures that our markets are open and free.
  • The Bureau of Consumer Protection prevents fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices.
  • The Bureau of Economics provides scientifically sound, data-driven analysis that informs antitrust, consumer protection, and business regulation policy.
  • The Regional Offices further both the agency’s competition and consumer protection missions through a combination of enforcement and outreach.

Learn more about the mission of the FTC and our many additional supporting offices.

We protect American consumers

The mission of the FTC is to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity. We are proud to serve the American public in pursuit of these goals.