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Summary Data Regarding Full-Time Equivalent Employees for the Quarter Ending February 28, 2003

April 2003

Report Number 03-706

Overall Conclusion

An average of 282,525.4 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) worked during the second quarter of fiscal year 2003. This number increased by 1.9 percent from the previous year but decreased by less than 1 percent from the previous quarter. State agencies and universities reported headcounts of 255,699 full-time and 79,931 part-time employees working on the last day of the quarter. The statewide management-to-staff ratio for the second quarter was 1:15.5, compared with a ratio of 1:14.7 from the same quarter one year ago.

Summary of Second Quarter Data

  • FTEs/Contractor Totals

    During the second quarter, agencies and universities reported an equivalent of 773.5 contract FTEs who worked more than 6 of the previous 12 months. This number decreased by 31.3 percent from the second quarter one year ago.
  • State Agencies
    • An average of 148,875.8 FTEs worked in state agencies. Agencies reported headcounts of 148,011 full-time employees; 3,708 part-time employees; and 534.5 contract employees.
    • The management-to-staff ratio within state agencies was 1:12.6.
    • Four state agencies exceeded their FTE caps for the quarter—the Commission for the Blind, Adjutant General’s Department, Texas Military Facilities Commission, and Department of Public Safety.

  • Higher Education Institutions
    • An average of 133,649.6 FTEs worked in institutions of higher education. Higher education institutions reported headcounts of 107,688 full-time employees; 76,223 part-time employees, and 239 contract employees.
    • The management-to-staff ratio within higher education was 1:19.0.
    • Two organizations within higher education exceeded their quarterly caps—the Texas Forest Service (A&M) and the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (A&M).


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