ARLINGTON, Va. – For the second year in a row, The Washington Post has named the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) a top workplace in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The annual Washington Post award ranks the 150 best places to work in the region.
“We’re extremely pleased to be named a top workplace by The Washington Post again this year, which is a direct reflection of our employees’ passion and commitment,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “Serving our member cooperatives is a defining trait of our association, and it makes coming to work more meaningful for all of us.”
“Our talented and dedicated employees make NRECA a top workplace,” said Michele Rinn, senior vice president of human resources. “Our high-performing, collaborative culture allows employees to develop strong relationships with one another, continuously learn and grow and focus on work that matters. We invest a great deal of time and resources to empower our employees to do what they do best and deliver a robust total rewards programs that meets the needs of our diverse workforce.”
NRECA conducts a bi-annual engagement survey to gather employee feedback. The results help identify opportunities to improve the association’s work environment and ensure that employees are performing meaningful work aligned with organizational goals.
NRECA ranked 15th among large companies in The Washington Post’s 2018 rankings. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics). The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national trade association representing more than 900 local electric cooperatives. From growing suburbs to remote farming communities, electric co-ops serve as engines of economic development for 42 million Americans across 56 percent of the nation’s landscape. As local businesses built by the consumers they serve, electric cooperatives have meaningful ties to rural America and invest $12 billion annually in their communities.