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A Quarterly Report on Full-Time Equivalent State Employees For the Quarter Ending August 31, 2000

January 2001

Report Number 01-704

Overall Conclusion

For fiscal year 2000, the average number of full-time equivalent (FTE) state employees was 270,064. Texas had 264,315.13 FTEs for the fiscal quarter ending August 31, 2000, based on reports submitted by 214 agencies and institutions of higher education. These FTEs represent 242,844 full-time and 49,388 part-time employees. Agencies and institutions of higher education also reported using 28,126 contractors and consultants as of the last working day of the quarter. The overall statewide management-to-staff ratio was
1 manager/supervisor to 13.17 staff members.

Key Facts and Findings

  • Compared to the previous quarter, the overall number of FTEs has decreased by 3.16 percent.

  • Compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1999, the overall number of FTEs has decreased by 0.11 percent.

  • The overall number of FTEs has increased by 0.34 percent between fiscal year 1995 and fiscal year 2000.

  • The number of FTEs throughout the State has increased by more than 21 percent (46,145 FTEs) since fiscal year 1990. However, most of this growth occurred between fiscal years 1990 and 1995 at public safety and criminal justice agencies and higher education institutions.

  • Work performed by temporary and contract workers who worked for more than half of the workdays during the previous year equaled 903.64 FTEs at 31 agencies and 10 institutions of higher education.

  • Three agencies and twenty-four institutions of higher education exceeded their FTE caps during the fourth quarter. Explanations from these agencies and institutions of higher education begin on page 13 of this report.

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