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For Immediate Release
NR 11-23 (11-17-11)
Contact: Mike Stokke or Christine Quinn, 703-883-4056
FCA Ranks as Fifth Best Place to Work among Small Federal Agencies
McLEAN, Va., November 17, 2011 —The Farm Credit Administration (FCA) has been recognized as the fifth best place to work of all small agencies in the federal government. At a ceremony hosted yesterday by the Partnership for Public Service, FCA Chairman and CEO Leland A. Strom accepted the award for FCA.

Every year, the Partnership for Public Service issues its rankings for the best places to work in the federal government—the most comprehensive and authoritative rating of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government.

The 2011 Best Places to Work rankings draw upon responses to annual employee surveys completed by more than 266,000 federal employees. The responses provide insight into how employees view their jobs and their agencies. They reveal employee satisfaction levels for such variables as pay, agency leadership, teamwork, and support for employee work-life balance.

“At FCA, we recognize that employee satisfaction is critical to achieving the agency’s mission,” says Chairman Strom. “I am pleased that we have achieved this ranking, and I look forward to continuing to find ways to increase the satisfaction of FCA employees.”

To see the full listings for the 2011 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, go to The listings are divided into three categories—Large, Small, and Agency Subcomponents.

The Farm Credit Administration is the safety and soundness regulator of the cooperative Farm Credit System and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac). FCA charters, regulates, and examines the 96 banks, associations, service corporations and special-purpose entities of the Farm Credit System, which makes loans to agricultural producers and their cooperatives nationwide. This includes Farmer Mac, which provides a secondary market for agricultural real estate loans, rural housing mortgage loans, and certain rural utility loans. Members of the FCA Board are Leland A. Strom, Chairman and CEO; Kenneth A. Spearman; and Jill Long Thompson.

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