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A Quarterly Report on Full-Time Equivalent State Employees for the Quarter Ending August 31, 2001

February 2002

Report Number 02-702

Overall Conclusion

For fiscal year 2001, the average number of full-time equivalent (FTE) state employees was 271,258. Texas had 265,616 FTEs for the quarter ending August 31, 2001, based on reports submitted by 212 agencies and institutions of higher education. These FTEs represented 243,522 full-time and 50,827 part-time employees. Agencies and institutions of higher education also reported using temporary and contract workers to perform work equal to 1,251.51 FTEs as of the last working day of the quarter. The overall statewide management-to-staff ratio was 1 manager/supervisor to 13.22 staff members.

Key Facts and Findings

  • From the third quarter to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2001 the overall number of FTEs decreased by 3.03 percent.
  • From the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2000 to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2001 the overall number of FTEs increased by 0.49 percent
  • The overall number of FTEs increased by 1.45 percent between fiscal years 1996 and 2001.
  • From fiscal year 1991 to fiscal year 2001, the number of FTEs throughout the state increased by more than 18 percent (41,242 FTEs). Most of this growth occurred between fiscal years 1990 and 1995 at public safety and criminal justice agencies and higher education institutions.
  • Four agencies and 35 institutions of higher education exceeded their FTE caps by more than 1 FTE during the fourth quarter.

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