A Quarterly Report on Full-Time Equivalent State Employees for the Quarter Ending February 28, 2002
Report Number 02-704
Texas had the equivalent of 277,339 state employees for the second quarter
of fiscal year 2002. State employees consisted of 250,019 full-time employees
and 78,777 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 14.7 staff members.
State agencies are required to develop procedures for achieving a ratio of 1
manager to 11 staff members.
Key Facts and Findings
- The number of FTEs decreased slightly (0.24 percent) from the first quarter
of 2002 to this quarter. Compared to a year ago, FTEs have increased by almost
- Slightly more than half of the State's FTEs worked in state agencies while
the remainder worked for higher education institutions. Over half of higher
education FTEs were paid with appropriated funds.
- Five agencies exceeded their quarterly FTE caps without approval from the
Legislative Budget Board and the Office of the Governor.
- Thirty-four agencies and 11 institutions of higher education reported using
temporary or contract workers to perform work equal to 1,043 FTEs. These temporary
and contract workers worked more than half of the workdays in the previous
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