In the General Appropriations Act, the Legislature establishes state employment level limitations on FTEs (otherwise known as the FTE cap).
The total state employment limitation in fiscal year 2020 was 214,470.6 FTEs, which was an increase of 2,537.0 FTEs (or 1.2 percent) from fiscal year 2019.
During fiscal year 2020, no state agency exceeded its legislatively mandated annual limitation on state employment levels; however,
four state agencies exceeded their legislatively mandated quarterly limitations on state employment levels by an average of 24.3 percent.
During fiscal year 2020, 16 higher education institutions exceeded their legislatively mandated annual limitations on state employment levels by an average of 2.7 percent.
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