Knoxville News Sentinel Names DPRA a Winner of the Greater Knoxville Area 2018 Top Workplaces Award

DPRA has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by Knoxville News Sentinel. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

DPRA is proud of this achievement, and strives to maintain a workplace culture where employees have the leeway they need to complete challenging, innovative work. This culture contributes to high job satisfaction and long tenures, CEO Denis O’Keefe said.

“We try to create a work environment that rewards innovation and fosters teamwork to get things done and still have fun,” he said.

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

About DPRA

DPRA was founded in 1961 in Manhattan, Kansas, and incorporated in 1972. Today DPRA is primarily an IT company serving in the federal market, helping develop software solutions that facilitate large-scale logistics. The firm’s environmental division works with a variety of customers to assist with codification of regulations between federal and local markets, records management, and database integration. With main offices in Manhattan, Kansas, and Knoxville, Tennessee, DPRA has employees located across the nation, including Dallas, Texas; O’Fallon, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; and Washington, D.C. Additionally, DPRA has subsidiary offices throughout Canada. To learn more, visit

About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.