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Audit Reports Affecting Multiple Agencies

A Quarterly Report of Full-Time Equivalent State Employees for the Quarter Ending November 30, 1997

March 1998

Overall Conclusion

There were 271,021 full-time equivalent (FTE) state employees for the quarter ending November 30, 1997. There were 245,459 full-time state employees and 69,776 part-time state employees. The State also used the services of 22,715 consultants and contractors as of the last working day of the quarter.

Key Facts and Findings
  • Compared to the previous quarter, overall FTEs increased by 6,077 due to the end of the summer session and the beginning of the fall term at institutions of higher education.
  • In comparison to the first quarter of 1997, state employment has remained relatively constant with an overall net increase of 1,424 FTEs (.53 percent).
  • Total statewide employment has increased by 27,593 FTEs over the past five years (11.34 percent). This increase was largely due to a nearly 16,000 FTE increase at the Department of Criminal Justice.
  • Ten agencies exceeded their FTE caps without approval from the Legislative Budget Board and the Governor's Office. Explanations from three of these agencies are included.
  • The overall statewide management-to-staff ratio was 1 manager to 13.48 staff. Agencies and institutions with fewer than 100 employees averaged a 1 manager to 5.85 staff ratio. All other agencies averaged a 1 manager to 10.93 staff ratio. All other higher education institutions' ratio was 1 manager to 17.92 staff.

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