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 2021 was 214,497.1 FTEs. That was an increase of 26.5 FTEs (or 0.01 percent) compared with fiscal year 2020.
During fiscal year 2021, no state agency exceeded its legislatively mandated annual limitation on state employment levels; however,
six state agencies exceeded their legislatively mandated quarterly limitations on state employment levels by an average of 3.3 percent.
During fiscal year 2021, eight higher education institutions exceeded their legislatively mandated annual limitations on state employment levels by an average of 14.4 percent.
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