A Quarterly Report of Full-Time Equivalent State Employees for the Quarter Ending
February 28, 1999
Report Number 99-705
There were 270,079 full-time equivalent (FTE) state employees for the quarter ending
February 28, 1999, based on reports submitted by 212 agencies and institutions of higher
education. There were 246,877 full-time state employees and 69,763 part-time state
employees. Agencies and institutions of higher education reported using 27,567 contractors
and consultants as of the last working day of the quarter. The overall statewide
management-to-staff ratio was 1 manager to 14.53 staff members.
Key Facts and Findings
Compared to the previous quarter, overall FTEs decreased by .21 percent.
In comparison to the second quarter of 1998, state employment has slightly increased by
Total statewide employment has increased approximately 8 percent over the past five
Since 1989, total statewide FTEs have increased by 28 percent (59,631 FTEs).
The Department of Criminal Justice, the Youth Commission, the Health and Human Services
Commission, and the Juvenile Probation Commission exceeded their FTE caps without approval
from the Legislative Budget Board and the Office of the Governor.
The overall statewide management-to-staff ratio was 1 manager to 14.53 staff members.
Agencies and institutions of higher education with fewer than 100 employees averaged a
ratio of 1 manager to 5.50 staff members. All other agencies averaged a ratio of 1 manager
to 11.33 staff members. The ratio for all other institutions of higher education was 1
manager to 20.39 staff members.
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