Workforce Numbers

The following table includes all full-time, part-time and temporary employees of Xcel Energy, but excludes contractors and employees on leaves of absence. It breaks down our workforce by state and by main job categories. Bargaining employees 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 consist of management and non-management employees based on the type of work they perform.

2014 Workforce Totals by Job Classification and State
State Bargaining Non-Bargaining Craft / Temporary Total % Represented by Unions Management Non-Management
CO 1,962 1,756 40 3,758 52.2% 540 1,216
DC 3 3 3
MI 14 2 16 82.4% 1 2
MN 2,141 2,759 888 5,788 51.2% 940 1,819
ND 66 40 4 110 60.0% 11 29
NM 151 87 1 239 63.4% 24 62
SD 62 18 4 84 73.8% 6 12
TX 661 784 44 1,489 44.4% 175 609
WI 385 558 39 982 39.6% 93 465
Total 5,442 6,007 1,020 12,469 50.3% 1,790 4,217
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 immediately prior to year-end 2014 that were not recorded or reconciled until early 2015.
Projected Retirement Eligibility
2019 (5-year) 2024 (10-year)
Bargaining Non-bargaining Bargaining Non-bargaining
NSPM 35.6% 31.4% 51.4% 47.7%
NSPW 29.6% 40.8% 51.0% 55.3%
PSCo 38.7% 41.1% 48.9% 55.9%
SPS 16.4% 39.9% 29.0% 49.5%
Xcel Energy Services n/a 25.4% n/a 39.8%
We project that in five years about 31 percent of our workforce will be eligible for retirement, increasing to about 46 percent of our workforce in 10 years. Please note that we do not expect all employees to retire once they become eligible.
2014 Employee Turnover
Bargaining Non-Bargaining
NSPM 5.2% 7.6%
NSPW 4.0% 8.4%
PSCo 6.3% 8.7%
SPS 7.3% 7.6%
Xcel Energy Services n/a 15.0%
The average employee turnover for combined bargaining and non-bargaining employees in 2014 was 9 percent. About 33 percent of turnover was the result of retirements, about 45 percent were resignations and the remaining 22 percent includes turnover for other reasons, such as unsatisfactory performance, misconduct, severance or death.
2014 Employee Demographics

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