Press Release

Association wins 2016 Top Workplaces award

The American Public Power Association has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Washington Post. The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces list of 150 companies spotlights private, public, nonprofit and government agencies with the highest ratings from their employees in a survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics.

The Top Workplaces award is based on an employee survey that evaluates six factors in two key areas — OrgHealthTM and MyJob. OrgHealth evaluates whether the organization is likely to succeed in the long term — having a clear sense of direction, executing brilliantly, innovating and making employees feel valued. MyJob measures how employees feel about their day-to-day jobs: their managers, compensation, work/life balance and opportunities for career development.

“This honor is a direct reflection on every APPA employee who has played a part in fostering a positive, collaborative work environment that allows us to focus on our members’ success,” said Sue Kelly, APPA president and CEO.

Staff feel genuinely appreciated at APPA and believe the Association allows them to work at their full potential. Their jobs make them feel like they are part of something meaningful, and they feel well-informed about important decisions. Staff also said that new ideas are encouraged at APPA. Further, employee responses indicated that APPA does things efficiently and well, that senior managers understand what is really happening, and there is good inter-departmental cooperation.

Read more about The Washington Post’s 2016 Top Workplaces at APPA also will be featured in a special section of The Washington Post on Sunday, June 19.