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Accolades for NIH and NIAID

People are saying great things about NIAID and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH Investing in Older Workers

America’s Best Employers -2015, Forbes

NIH was selected as the 69th Best Employer in America, and the 4th Best Government Services Employer in America () on Forbes’ annual list of the 500 best employers across 25 industries. Forbes, in partnership with, surveyed more than 20,000 American workers at large U.S. companies, nonprofit institutions, government agencies, and U.S. divisions of multinationals. Visit Forbes for more information and to view the full list.

World's 50 Greatest Leaders – 2015, Fortune

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for over 31 years, is one of only four U.S. government officials on the list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, ranked at number 39. The government and the media continue to turn to Dr. Fauci, who has become America’s doctor when outbreaks such as the Ebola virus crisis hit.

United States of America's Most Attractive Employers – 2015, Universum

The 2015 Universum Student Survey, completed by more than 81,000 undergraduate students, ranked employers most selected as “Ideal” by student respondents. NIH was ranked as the number 2 ideal employer by students majoring in the natural sciences. NIH also ranked in the top 100 in four additional categories, including 17 for humanities/liberal arts/education, 45 for engineering, and 62 for business.

Seal of Distinction – 2015, World at Work, the Alliance for Work-Life Progress

The Seal of Distinction is awarded annually to both public and private organizations nationwide that assist employees in achieving success both at work and at home through effective workplace strategies and practices. This year, NIH was one of only six federal agencies to receive the honor. Programs that helped NIH stand out from other applicants included onsite childcare programs and back-up care, women’s advancement initiatives, leave sharing programs, compressed and flexible work schedules, and technology support for remote work.

Top Ten Federal Offices Promoting Employees’ Well-Being – 2014, Office of Personnel Management

The National Institutes of Health ranked as one of top ten federal offices for promoting employees’ health and well-being in a 2014 assessment by the Office of Personnel Management. The assessment came in response to President Obama’s June 2014 memorandum directing agencies to enhance workplace flexibilities and work-life programs. It covered 291 worksites at 36 different federal agencies.

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey - 2014, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

OPM's annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey is a valuable and powerful tool for government leaders, supervisors and managers as they work to make sure the Federal workforce feels engaged, supported and motivated. In that way, agency leaders can help this dedicated workforce continue to provide excellent service to the American people each and every day.

Best Places to Work in the Federal Government – 2014, Partnership for Public Service

More than 389 federal organizations are ranked according to overall employee satisfaction and commitment, as well as on 10 additional workplace issues, in the Partnership for Public Health’s annual survey. The Department of Health and Human Services as a large agency and the National Institutes of Health as a subcomponent remains above the median with an overall satisfaction score of 61.8, and NIH actually showed an increase of almost 2 points from 2013, with a final score of 64.6.

"Best Employers for Workers Over 50 – 2013," American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

NIH ranked #1 in the 2013 AARP “Best Employers for Workers over 50” award. NIH offers employees financial planning seminars, the ability to work compressed schedules, and other flexible work options. Watch this to see why the NIH landed the #1 spot!​​​​

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health are proud to be equal opportunity employers.

Last Updated December 29, 2015