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APHL Recognized as a Washington Post 2023 Top Workplace

Graphic announcing APHL as a Washington Post Top Workplace including a collage of photos featuring APHL staff.

We are proud to announce that APHL has again been named one of The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces in the Washington, DC area! Selection for this award is based on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey, which measured several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, execution and connection.

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) selection is based on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey. In survey responses, staff recognized APHL as mission-driven and member-focused; inclusive, equitable, caring and supportive of staff; forward-thinking and proactive in meeting challenges; and offering a flexible and supportive environment where staff are eager to collaborate to make a positive difference.

“We are honored to again be recognized as a top workplace,” said Scott J. Becker, APHL chief executive officer. “It speaks volumes about the people-centered culture we’ve created and the extraordinary team of professionals who support and sustain that culture every day.”

“As a membership organization, it is truly gratifying to know that APHL is a place where employees feel engaged, are committed to success and can do their best work,” said Daphne Ware, APHL president and director of the Mississippi Public Health Laboratory. “That same spirit and energy translates into exceptional support and service for our member laboratories. As a member, I am grateful for the leadership APHL staff provide in helping strengthen the public health laboratory community.”

More than 550 Washington-area companies were surveyed. The top companies were selected based on survey responses from more than 75,000 employees on topics ranging from employee development to innovation.

APHL Quick Facts:

  • APHL’s headquarters is currently in Silver Spring, MD. We also have offices, staff and consultants in Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Oman, Vietnam and India.
  • We currently have 192 US-based staff and 40 international staff.
  • In 2023 to date, APHL’s turnover rate is 4.3%. We expect it be just under 9% for the year. Our turnover rate is considerably lower than the industry norm of 18-21%.

This is the second time that APHL participated in the survey and the second time the organization has been recognized as a Top Workplace. The first recognition came in 2021.

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