Participants

Approximately 2,000 NPS employees were randomly selected to receive the employee survey while 350 designated supervisors were selected to receive the supervisor survey.

RESPONSE RATE

A response rate of 25% is considered adequate for mail surveys. The response rate received for the Universal Competencies Training Needs Assessment is considered to be good by most standards for social research.

PROFILE OF RESPONDENTS

The following is the demographic profile of employees who responded to the NPS Universal Competencies Training Needs Assessment:

Presence of Disability
  • 10.2%   Yes
  • 89.8%    No
Gender
  • 59.5%    Male
  • 40.5%    Female
Number of Years in Present Position
  • 33.7%     0-2 years
  • 28.9%     3-5 years
  • 15.0%     6-8 years
  • 6.6%       9-10 years
  • 15.8%     over 10 years
Highest Education Level Completed
  • 0.5%       No High School
  • 11.6%     High School
  • 22.0%     Some College
  • 5.0%       Technical Degree
  • 42.8%     College Degree
  • 18.5%     Graduate Degree
Age
  • 2.5%       18-24yrs
  • 10.0%     25-31yrs
  • 19.3%     32-39yrs
  • 32.1%     40-47yrs
  • 26.0%     48-54yrs
  • 10.1%     over 55 yrs
Ethnicity
  • 3.1%      American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 2.2%      Asian or Pacific Islander
  • 6.8%      Black, not of Hispanic Origin
  • 2.9%      Hispanic
  • 85.0 %   White, not of Hispanic Origin
Number of Years Served in NPS
  • 21.6%    0-4 years
  • 24.6%    5-9 years
  • 17.8%    10-14 years
  • 13.9%    15-20 years
  • 22.1%    over 20 years


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