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Workforce Numbers

The following table includes all full-time, part-time and temporary employees of Xcel Energy, but excludes contractors and employees on leave of absence. It breaks down our workforce by state and by four main job categories. Bargaining are full-time, permanent employees covered under collective bargaining agreements. Craft employees are temporary, project-specific employees also covered by collective bargaining agreements. Both bargaining and craft employees are combined to make up the percent of our workforce represented by unions. Non-bargaining employees as categorized as either non-exempt or exempt based on the type of work they perform and salary structure. The exempt category includes executives and management, as well as other employees classified as exempt.

State Bargaining Craft Non-exempt Exempt Total % Represented by Unions
CO 2,002 0 339 1,442 3,783 53%
MI 14 0 1 2 17 82%
MN 2,164 896 688 2,074 5,822 53%
ND 66 0 22 19 104 62%
NM 143 0 31 52 226 63%
SD 65 0 10 9 84 77%
TX 660 0 408 412 1,480 45%
WI 389 4 393 190 976 45%
Other 0 0 0 6 6 0%
  5,503 900 1,892 4,206 12,501 51%
* Please note that this employee count is different from the 10-K report because the information includes temporary employees and reflects workforce changes that happened just prior to year-end 2013 and were not recorded or reconciled until early 2014.

Ethnicity
Ethnicity breakdown chart

Age
Age breakdown chart

Gender
Gender: female: 23%, male:77%s

Projected Retirement Eligibility
  2018(5-Year) 2023(10-Year)
  Bargaining Non-Bargaining Bargaining Non-Bargaining
NSPM 34.5% 30.5% 52.3% 47.5%
NSPW 41.0% 42.5% 51.6% 58.1%
PSCo 16.6% 37.6% 30.7% 48.7%
SPS 26.4% 39.4% 49.5% 52.7%
Xcel Energy Services Not applicable 25.3% Not applicable 41.6%

We project that in five years about 33 percent of our workforce will be eligible for retirement, increasing to approximately 50 percent of our workforce in 10 years. Please note that we do not expect all employees to retire once they become eligible.

2013 Employee Turnover
  Bargaining Non-Bargaining
NSPM 5.8% 7.6%
NSPW 9.3% 7.1%
PSCo 4.2% 7.7%
SPS 7.3% 7.5%
Xcel Energy Services Not applicable 9.8%

The average employee turnover in 2013 was about 7 percent. About 43 percent of turnover was the result of retirements, about 43 percent were resignations and the remaining 14 percent includes turnover for other reasons, such as unsatisfactory performance, severance or death.