The top places to work in the federal government

A version of NASA flight suits made for children.

This final note today, in which you are asked to decide what the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, NASA and something called the Surface Transportation Board all have in common.

You'll never get it, so I'll just tell you. They're the three top places to work in the federal government in terms of job satisfaction, when you break it down by small, medium and large agencies.

The losers? The Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (go figure that one out) and the Department of Homeland Security.

Read the rest of the annual survey here.

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