A Park Service team, composed of employees from other monuments in the region conducted an "oversight review" of Petroglyph National Monument, submitting its 20-page report on Sept. 25, 1998.
The group, chaired by Linda
Stoll, asked 19 employees the question, "What is working well? What
not so well?" The
morale are the biggest and most serious challenges facing the
monument. There is an overall poor attitude towards employees
(coming) from top management, making them feel they are not
respected or valued. At this time the staff is doing their jobs
because of personal commitment to the work and the National Park
Service. Unless and until the communication and morale issue is
improved, the team is not at all sure how long such commitment will
The team reported that "virtually all
employees cited cases where either they were personally admonished
in public by park management or witnessed such actions, creating
embarrassment, resentment and fear. Low morale is resulting in
employees eagerly seeking employment elsewhere."
The oversight team also found "concern about
increasing vandalism and thefts at certain sites. Most (employees)
feel they do not know what all the resources are and therefore do
not know what to protect. ...
"The staff has been
thriving in a negative atmosphere for so long it has become the
"The superintendent needs to regularly
visit all the work locations, even if only to stop in and visit
with the employees and see what is going on around her. Her lack of
circulation seemed to be an issue with some employees."