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U.S. Attorney’s Office Recognized by The Commercial Appeal as a Memphis Area Top Workplace for 2018

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee

Memphis, TN - On Sunday, December 2, 2018, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee was named and recognized by The Commercial Appeal newspaper as a Memphis Area Top Workplace for 2018. For the sixth year, The Commercial Appeal partnered with Philadelphia-based Energage, an employee research and workplace culture consultant firm, to determine the Memphis area’s Top Workplaces based upon employee survey feedback.

This was the first year that the U.S. Attorney’s Office was nominated to participate in the Top Workplaces program for recognition as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Memphis, and was ranked 12th out of 28 companies, schools, government agencies and nonprofits selected as Top Small Workplaces in Memphis.

Energage measured performance along several factors, including: Alignment, Connection, Effectiveness, and Management. Survey data was compared to the average of similarly sized organizations in the region, and ranked based upon score. The employee engagement survey measured factors involving the foundation of an employee’s job, including pay and benefits, as well as factors involving the organization’s core fundamentals—its values, mission, and culture. To meet the Top Workplaces standard, employees must believe in where the organization is headed, how it will get there, and the feeling that everyone is united together in the mission.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said, "As the leader of our office, I believe that we are in fact one of the best places to work, and our selection and ranking as a Top Workplace reflects that in an outstanding way. At the U.S. Attorney’s Office, we take pride in employee engagement, job satisfaction, competitive pay and benefits, high performance and productivity, and a culture of excellence. The mission of the Department of Justice is one that our employees identify with and fully embrace, and we have some of the best and brightest of federal employees. Congratulations to the employees of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and thanks to The Commercial Appeal for this wonderful honor and recognition."

Photo below: First Assistant United States Attorney Joe Murphy, who accepted the 2018 Top Workplaces Award on behalf of the office at the Awards Ceremony on November 29, 2018.

U.S. Attorney’s Office Recognized by The Commercial Appeal



Cherri Green
Public Information Officer

Updated December 3, 2018