Security Service FCU named a 2014 top workplace

Security Service Federal Credit Union ranks fifth in a survey of San Antonio workers

Photo cutline: Security Service Federal Credit Union staff receive the Top Workplace award at a luncheon October 23 in San Antonio: (Back row, left to right) Jay Gable, assistant vice president; Charles Goss, executive vice president/chief lending officer; Jim Laffoon, president and chief executive officer; Tom Martin, senior vice president; and Gerry Smith, assistant vice president; and (front row, left to right) Denise Staudt, senior human resources manager; Michelle Scott, vice president; and Brandy Ralston-Lint, vice president. 

SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 28, 2014) — For the fourth year in a row, Security Service Federal Credit Union employees have voted the organization into a spot in the top ten San Antonio workplaces, as researched by WorkplaceDynamics. Released annually by the San Antonio Express-News, this prestigious list is comprised of only a handful of companies and organizations that have set themselves apart as the city’s top employers. Security Service took fifth place – the second year the credit union has ranked in the top five.

The San Antonio Top Workplaces list was determined solely by feedback gathered through an objective employee survey. The survey data showed that employees most want to work at companies with high levels of organizational health. Companies that set a clear direction for their future; execute well; and bring real meaning to work are the healthiest.

“We’ve worked hard on developing an employee experience that is reflective of the value we place on our team. We want them to know their work every day – in big and small ways – is meaningful and appreciated,” says Jim Laffoon, Security Service president and chief executive officer. “It means the most to me that this award is based on their input about their experiences here at work.”

Earlier this summer, SSFCU rolled out new employee benefits that include a confidential advisor to help navigate personal challenges; reduced rates and fees on select Security Service financial products; tools and resources to help employees reach physical goals and legal and financial help among other benefits focused on creating a better work/life balance.

Details about the San Antonio Top Workplaces, a full list of the Top 150 companies, the survey methodology, and factors that drive organizational health are available at

Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with $8 billion in assets and 70 locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top 10 credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value. Learn more at or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.

Founded in 2006, WorkplaceDynamics is the fastest-growing employee survey provider in the United States. Based on their “on-demand” employee survey, last year they surveyed more than 5,000 organizations, polled 1.7 million people and handled over a million employee responses.

The Top Workplaces program accurately reflects the opinions of employees through measurement of engagement, organizational health and employee satisfaction. The survey is utilized year after year by human resource professionals and C-suite executives nationwide as the gold standard in internal measurement of organizational health and employee satisfaction.


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