How many Federal agencies or large corporations do you know of that can claim having a 96.7% employee retention rate year in year out? Not many! However, the National Security Agency bucks the trend by winning the hearts and loyalty of their employees to ensure they are satisfied in their work and career development. An article on Federal News Radio outlined some the specific reasons most NSA employees are content to stay and not look for jobs elsewhere. Career development opportunities ranked as one of the top reasons; the agency has built a culture that encourages employees to spend 10-20% of their time spent at work on self-development. Interns and long term employees alike have numerous choices to go on details within other agency departments, attend programs for interns or graduate school, and enroll in other mid-level career development classes in order to expand their range of knowledge and skills.