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Statement by Director Sethuraman Panchanathan on NSF ranking in Best Places to Work in the Federal Government

I am thrilled and proud that the U.S. National Science Foundation recently ranked No. 2 among mid-sized agencies in the 2021 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®, up from No. 5 last year. At NSF, we value innovation, creativity, accountability and a commitment to public service. Scientific and administrative staff collaborate to forge the frontier of science and engineering research and education. By investing in our people, NSF attracts highly skilled staff to come to, stay at and help the agency achieve its goals. This ranking is a testament to the hard work and commitment of NSF employees, who are doing incredible and vital work, that advance the frontiers of the scientific enterprise of this nation. We remain committed to having a workplace that supports diversity and inclusion, is fueled by feedback and opinions, and remains dedicated and empowered to accomplish our critical mission.

-Sethuraman Panchanathan, NSF Director