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Posted 2/5/2019

Release no. 19-004

Jessica Dulaney

Vicksburg, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) headquarters recently recognized the Vicksburg District (MVK) as a “Best Place to Work” and a “World-Class Workplace.” 

The recognition was based on results from the 2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), which is an annual survey that measures federal employees’ perceptions of their respective agencies. FEVS collects information on which agencies are viewed by their employees to have conditions most favorable to success.

“We are honored to be recognized as a ‘Best Place to Work’ by FEVS for the third year in a row and to be named a ‘World-Class Workplace,’ a new distinction offered by USACE that is even more challenging to accomplish,” said MVK Commander Col. Michael C. Derosier. “This outstanding achievement would not be possible without the district’s team of professionals who are dedicated to executing the mission and creating a culture of respect and community in the workplace.”

The results of FEVS provide valuable insight to agency leaders on the factors that shape the experiences of the civilian workforce.

MVK intends on hosting a ceremony at its headquarters at a later date to further share this achievement with its employees and the community. 

MVK encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.