Two years later, Sams is struggling on both counts, leading an agency that’s “mired in reform malaise,” Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an advocacy group, said Wednesday.
“In steering its increasingly strained workforce, the park service is failing to address issues of low morale and workplace harassment,” said Tim Whitehouse, PEER’s executive director. “National parks should be among the best places to work in government, not one of the worst.”
PEER released internal NPS documents and criticized the agency in a news release.
The criticisms included growing dissatisfaction among the agency’s more than 20,000 workers, who last year ranked NPS 371st out of 432 government agencies as a good place to work. That put NPS in the bottom 15 percent of all agencies in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.