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Selective Service System Achieves Its Highest Ranking Ever in The ‘Best Places to Work in the Federal Government’ Results

Selective Service System Achieves Its Highest Ranking Ever in The ‘Best Places to Work in the Federal Government’ Results

ROSSLYN, VA — The Selective Service System (SSS) received its highest ranking ever as one of the ‘Best Places to Work in the Federal Government’ among small agencies. The Agency’s 2023 seventh place ranking among 30 small federal agencies marks the fourth consecutive year that it scored in the top 10, finishing with an overall employee engagement and satisfaction survey score of 79.0 percent.  This is a nearly six percent increase in comparison to the previous year’s survey results. The 2023 governmentwide average employee engagement and satisfaction score among federal agencies increased by 2.3 percentage points to 65.7 percent.

The employee engagement and satisfaction score was calculated by the Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group and was released as part of its 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government report.

Acting Director of Selective Service Joel C. Spangenberg said, “In 2023, Selective Service System employees worked together in many ways to further improve the Agency’s workplace culture, customer experience, and ability to accomplish its mission. To build on this, we continue integrating new tools; implementing new and updated policies, practices, and procedures; and finding new ways to operate.  It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Selective Service System and make a positive difference for the Nation!”

The 2023 survey results ranked SSS fifth among small federal agencies in the category of ‘Effective Leadership: Senior Leaders,’ which measures the level of respect employees have for their senior leaders, their satisfaction with the amount of information provided by management, and perceptions about these leaders’ honesty, integrity, and ability to motivate the workforce.

Additionally, SSS finished in the top 10 among small federal agencies in both employee ‘Input’ and ‘Recognition’, reflecting employees’ dedication, superior work ethic, and contributions to the Agency’s mission. SSS scored in the top 10 in the category of ‘DEIA: Diversity,’ primarily for its ongoing transformation of personnel management policies and practices and fostering diversity through employee recruitment and other efforts.

The Agency scored eighth overall for its policies and practices promoting ‘Work-Life Balance’ for its employees, stressing the importance of employee development, personal wellness, and workplace flexibility.

To learn more about federal employee engagement and satisfaction, as well as what SSS is doing to improve its organization, please see the 2023 Office of Personnel Management Small Agency Management Report, reflecting the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results, here.




Federal law requires all male citizens, as well as male non-citizens residing in the U.S., to register with Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday. At 26, a man becomes too old to register. Those who do not comply are ineligible for numerous benefits, including state-level student financial aid, federal job training and employment, and U.S. citizenship for male immigrants. The Selective Service System seeks volunteers to serve on its Local Boards and as State Resource Volunteers. Interested citizen-volunteers can apply at