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The SEC was recognized on January 26 by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the best places in the ;federal government to work.
We are proud of this achievement, as it reflects our shared commitment to protecting and providing opportunities for Main Street investors, making sure our markets are fair and efficient, and facilitating capital formation to help our economy grow and create jobs. Here are some examples of what makes the SEC a best place to work. 

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SEC Mission
Our mission is to protect investors, to maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets, and to facilitate capital formation.

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton
"The long term interest of Main Street investors is the agency's touchstone." — Chairman Jay Clayton

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SEC: What We Do
Our work helps strengthen the economy, create jobs, build communities, and secure financial futures.


Collaboration at the SEC
Our success depends on teamwork — we believe collaboration is the best way to achieve results.

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SEC in the Community
Our commitment to public service extends outside the office through volunteer work.

Working at the SEC
"The SEC helps families save and invest for the future and helps businesses grow and create jobs.” — Chief Human Capital Officer Lacey Dingman

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Teacher Outreach
Our Teacher Investment Outreach helps teachers make informed decisions on investment portfolio options, fees and risk.

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SEC International Institute
We are proud to annually host financial regulators from around the globe to pursue our common goal of protecting investors.

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Small Businesses
We support entrepreneurs and small businesses. It is our mission to help them raise capital and create jobs.

The SEC is the Best Place to Work
There are many reasons why we think the SEC is a great place to work. Check out our video!


SEC Salutes Veterans
We are proud that our workforce includes many veterans from each of the five armed services.

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Municipal Bonds
Protecting investors in the $3.7 trillion municipal securities market is one of our core functions.