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A Summary Report on Full-time Equivalent State Employees for Fiscal Year 2009

December 2009

Report Number 10-701

Overall Conclusion

During fiscal year 2009, an average of 304,735 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees were employed in state agencies or higher education institutions. This is an increase of 8,889 FTEs (or 3.0 percent) over the number employed in fiscal year 2008.

State agencies employed 150,230 FTEs, an increase of 3.3 percent over fiscal year 2008. Higher education institutions employed 154,505 FTEs, an increase of 2.8 percent over fiscal year 2008.

State agencies and higher education institutions reported average headcounts of 273,804 full-time employees and 80,535 part-time employees during fiscal year 2009.

FTE levels overall have increased during the past 10 years.

During the past 10 years, the average number of FTEs in the State has increased by 12.9 percent (see Table 1 on page 2 of the Detailed Results section of this report). Among higher education institutions, the average number of FTEs has increased by 28.4 percent since fiscal year 2000. During that same time, state agencies experienced an increase of less than 1 percent in the average number of FTEs.

The majority of state agencies and higher education institutions comply with their legislatively mandated FTE caps.

During fiscal year 2009, 11 state agencies and 22 higher education institutions exceeded their legislatively mandated FTE caps (see Tables 7 and 8 on pages 14 though 21 in Appendices 2 and 3 for agencies' and higher education institutions' reasons for exceeding FTE caps). Of those that exceeded their caps, state agencies on average were 1.3 percent above their caps and higher education institutions on average were 11.0 percent above their caps.

Statewide, average management-to-staff ratios are in compliance with statutorily mandated ratios.

The average management-to-staff ratio, calculated using headcount, for fiscal year 2009 was 1:14.5 (1 manager or supervisor per 14.5 supervised staff employees). The same ratio, calculated using FTEs, was 1:12.8 (1 manager or supervisor per 12.8 supervised staff employees). These ratios have remained fairly constant since fiscal year 2005.

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