An Annual Report on Full-Time Classified State Employee Turnover for Fiscal
Report Number 03-704
The statewide turnover rate of full-time classified employees for fiscal year
2002 was 14.8 percent, based on a total of 21,107 voluntary and involuntary
separations. This is a 2.8 percentage point decrease from last year. The decrease
is good news, but a loss of almost 15 percent of the workforce is still too
high considering it cost the State more than $227 million.
The statewide turnover rate excludes interagency transfers to more accurately
reflect separations from State employment. The total turnover of 22,696 people
(which includes interagency transfers) is used for the remainder of the report
because those transfers result in turnover at the agency level.
Key Facts and Findings
- The Bureau of National Affairs reports 12.4 percent turnover nationwide
for the twelve-month period covering July 1, 2001, to June 30, 2002.
- Bordering states averaged 14.1 percent turnover.
- Major Texas cities and counties averaged 11.4 percent turnover.
- State governments participating in a 2002 International Personnel Management
Association (IPMA) survey reported an average of 10 percent turnover.
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