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A Quarterly Report on Full-Time Equivalent State Employees for the Quarter Ending November 30, 2001

February 2002

Report Number 02-703

Overall Conclusion

Texas had the equivalent of 277,992 state employees for the first quarter of fiscal year 2002. State employees consisted of 249,233 full-time employees and 76,606 part-time employees. A full-time equivalent (FTE) is equal to the total hours paid for all state employees divided by the work hours in the quarter. FTEs do not equal the actual number of state employees, as two or more part-time employees might equal one FTE.

The statewide management-to-staff ratio was 1 manager to 14.5 staff members. State agencies are required to develop procedures for achieving a ratio of 1 manager to 11 staff members.

Key Facts and Findings

There has been no significant change in FTE levels since the last quarter. FTEs increased almost 5 percent since the last quarter partly due to lower staffing levels at higher education institutions during the summer. Compared to the previous year FTEs increased by almost 2 percent.

The Adjutant General's Office, Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Department of Transportation, and State Law Library exceeded their FTE Caps for the 1st Quarter of 2002 without approval from the Legislative Budget Board and the Governor's Office.

Thirty-four agencies and 10 higher education institutions reported the equivalent of 1,089 FTEs using contract or temporary workers.

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