In the General Appropriations Act, the Legislature establishes state employment level limitations on FTEs.
Those limitations have decreased 7.9 percent compared to 10 years ago in fiscal year 2009, when the limitation was 234,648.7 FTEs.
State employment limitations in fiscal year 2018 decreased by 2,035.6 FTEs (a decrease of 0.9 percent) when compared to fiscal year 2017.
During fiscal year 2018, no state agency exceeded its legislatively mandated annual limitations on state employment levels; however, two state agencies
exceeded their legislatively mandated quarterly limitations on state employment levels. Those state agencies exceeded their limitations by an average of 2.1 percent.
Similarly, during fiscal year 2018, 19 higher education institutions exceeded their annual limitations on state employment levels by an average of 14.0 percent.
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