Scott's Transcom named one of top places to work in federal government

News-DemocratJanuary 14, 2014 

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A sign welcomes visitors through the Belleville Gate entrance at Scott Air Force Base.

SSGT CHAD R. GANN, USAF — Chad R. Gann, USAF

— The U.S. Transportation Command, a joint-services command based here, ranked in the top 10 percent of federal workplaces, according to the Best Places to Work Index.

Transcom, which oversees transportation needs for the U.S. military around the world, ranked 24th out of 300 federal agencies surveyed.

"I'm very pleased and proud to report that U.S. Transcom has placed in the top 10 percent of places to work in our nation's government," said Gen. William M. Fraser III, the commander of the unit.

Agencies and subcomponents were surveyed on the basis of overall employee satisfaction and scored on 10 workplace categories, such as effective leadership, employee skills, mission match, pay, teamwork and work and life balance.

U.S. Transcom received a score of 72.9 out of a possible 100.

The top-ranked agency, the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, received a score of 84.4. The 300th-ranked agency, the Economic Development Administration, received a score of 70.6.

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