Information technology careers at state agencies cover a broad range of jobs and include titles such as cybersecurity analyst, programmer,
data base administrator, and web administrator. Employees classified in those job titles perform duties such as preventing and detecting
cybersecurity threats, programming computers, managing databases, and maintaining websites. These types of jobs, as well as others in the
information technology field, are included within the scope of this audit.
When compared with fiscal year 2016, the number of employees in the Information Technology occupational category during fiscal year 2020
increased by 0.6 percent. However, in fiscal year 2020, the state employed 145 fewer full-time and part-time classified employees
(a decrease of 3.1 percent) within the Information Technology occupational category compared to the previous fiscal year.
This decline may be due, in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic, which started to affect agencies’ hiring practices in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020.
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