Updated: State Employment Continues to Shrink

Texas cut nearly 8,000 state jobs over the last year, according to a report released on Thursday by the State Auditor's Office, which collects employment information from state-funded organizations. That's a 2.5 percent decrease in total state employment. The bulk of the job losses — 6,179 full-time equivalents — were at state agencies, which bore the brunt of the $15 billion budget cuts that kicked in September 1st. The rest of the losses were at higher education institutions.

State agencies prepared for the cuts by slowing dropping employees throughout 2011. This interactive shows the annual rate of decline or growth at each state-funded organization by article of the budget. Click on the columns to see specific changes at state entities within each article of the budget, then click any of the columns again to switch back to the overview. You can also use the table below to see the employment changes in raw numbers, both in full-time equivalents and head counts of employees paid with state appropriations. See here for more information on how budget cuts have affected employment at state agencies.

*Full-time equivalents are often used to compare employment at large organizations because the number accounts for all positions by dividing the total hours worked by the total number of employees.

 

 

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State Agency Percent of Employees
Paid by State Appropriations
Full-Time Equivalents
(Hours Worked / All Employees)
Full-Time Employees
(Paid by State Appropriations)
Part-Time Employees
(Paid by State Appropriations)
Total Change from Last Quarter Change from Last Year Total Change from Last Quarter Change from Last Year Total Change from Last Quarter Change from Last Year
Adjutant General 97.2% 603.0 -7.8 -40.3 596 1 -24 9 1 -1
Agriculture, Department of 100.0% 570.5 -55.4 -64.6 600 -10 -33 1 -3 -6
Alcoholic Beverage Commission 100.0% 574.3 -15.8 -45.9 571 -15 -51 4 0 0
Angelo State University 42.0% 957.5 179.1 -60.8 410 -8 -35 135 12 -6
Animal Health Commission 100.0% 145.9 -34.0 -46.9 144 -30 -47 0 -1 -2
Architectural Examiners, Board of 0.0% 22.8 1.4 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arts, Commission on the 100.0% 10.0 -4.3 -6.8 12 -3 -4 0 0 -1
Attorney General, Office of the 100.0% 4017.5 -39.7 -81.3 4001 -13 -78 52 2 -2
Banking, State Department of 0.0% 181.1 -3.0 -1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blind and Visually Impaired, School for the 100.0% 403.8 107.5 -1.8 295 3 -3 274 -16 3
Board of Dental Examiners 100.0% 29.8 -0.7 -3.3 29 -2 -5 2 0 1
Bond Review Board 100.0% 7.4 -1.3 -1.9 7 0 -1 1 0 0
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas 95.4% 21.9 0.4 2.9 21 0 2 0 0 0
Chiropractic Examiners, Board of 100.0% 8.7 -1.0 -1.8 8 -1 -2 1 0 0
Commission on State Emergency Communication 100.0% 22.9 -1.6 -1.6 22 -1 -1 3 0 0
Comptroller - Fiscal Programs 100.0% 18.4 -1.3 -3.5 18 -2 -4 0 0 0
Comptroller of Public Accounts, State 100.0% 2727.1 -73.7 -203.4 2714 -63 -203 8 -1 -1
Consumer Credit Commissioner, Office of 0.0% 62.7 2.8 3.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coordinating Board, Higher Education 98.6% 251.0 -15.3 -29.7 245 -2 -29 4 -1 -5
Court Administration, Office of 100.0% 189.3 -2.0 -5.1 188 4 0 8 2 4
Court of Civil Appeals - Eighth District 100.0% 16.3 -0.9 -1.5 16 -1 -2 0 0 0
Court of Civil Appeals - Eleventh District 100.0% 17.0 2.6 0.5 17 2 0 0 0 0
Court of Civil Appeals - Fifth District 100.0% 57.2 -1.2 -2.3 54 -1 -3 9 4 3
Court of Civil Appeals - First District 100.0% 45.1 -1.7 -1.4 45 -6 -3 0 0 0
Court of Civil Appeals - Fourteenth District 100.0% 41.8 -2.1 -4.2 43 3 0 0 0 -1
Court of Civil Appeals - Fourth District 100.0% 33.1 -0.4 -0.4 33 -1 -1 0 0 0
Court of Civil Appeals - Ninth District 100.0% 20.7 -0.6 -0.3 21 0 0 0 0 0
Court of Civil Appeals - Second District 100.0% 37.9 1.2 -0.9 38 0 -1 0 0 0
Court of Civil Appeals - Seventh District 100.0% 20.0 0.0 0.0 20 0 0 0 0 0
Court of Civil Appeals - Sixth District 100.0% 15.5 0.0 0.0 15 0 0 5 4 4
Court of Civil Appeals - Tenth District 100.0% 15.7 0.0 0.1 15 0 0 1 0 0
Court of Civil Appeals - Third District 100.0% 31.3 -1.2 -2.6 31 -2 -1 1 -1 -3
Court of Civil Appeals - Thirteenth District 100.0% 31.7 0.1 -0.3 32 0 0 0 0 0
Court of Civil Appeals - Twelfth District 100.0% 15.0 0.0 0.0 15 0 0 0 0 0
Court of Criminal Appeals 100.0% 69.7 4.8 0.4 71 2 -1 0 0 0
Credit Union Department 0.0% 23.1 0.6 -0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice, Department of 100.0% 37841.2 -529.4 -2105.5 37791 -158 -2160 567 15 -22
Deaf, School for the 100.0% 473.3 40.5 -12.8 359 2 -12 188 -4 -1
Department of Aging and Disability Services 99.3% 16749.1 -129.8 -581.7 16696 -99 -579 53 -4 -10
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services 99.0% 3111.3 -63.6 -114.5 3068 -53 -135 14 1 -5
Department of Family and Protective Services 99.9% 10368.6 -369.5 -623.1 10407 -168 -620 39 0 -6
Department of Motor Vehicles 96.1% 595.0 16.2 71.0 573 -1 53 1 0 0
Department of Rural Affairs -70.6 -107.8 -70 -106 -1 -2
Department of State Health Services 99.4% 11943.2 -71.7 -278.5 11621 -71 -268 264 -2 -8
District Courts (Comptroller's Jud. Section) 100.0% 611.0 -1.0 2.5 610 -3 2 0 0 0
Education Agency, Texas 96.6% 714.7 -213.1 -414.0 687 -188 -378 6 -4 -7
Employees Retirement System of Texas 99.4% 313.1 0.7 -10.8 312 3 -10 3 0 1
Ethics Commission 100.0% 32.6 -0.4 -1.2 33 0 -1 0 0 0
Fire Fighter's Pension Commission 100.0% 8.5 0.8 -0.2 8 0 -1 1 0 0
Fire Protection, Commission on 100.0% 28.3 -1.2 -8.1 28 -1 -9 0 0 0
Funeral Service Commission 100.0% 12.0 0.0 0.0 12 0 0 0 0 0
General Land Office 100.0% 571.3 -8.8 -6.6 576 22 15 9 -9 -7
Health & Human Services Commission 98.6% 11999.0 -150.2 -218.4 11898 -107 -228 15 -8 -8
Health Professions Council 100.0% 4.5 -0.4 2.5 5 1 0 0 0 0
Historical Commission 100.0% 172.6 -29.3 -43.3 165 -25 -45 15 2 -2
Housing and Community Affairs, Dept. of 100.0% 325.9 -36.4 -35.6 324 -33 -39 0 0 0
Information Resources, Dept. of 100.0% 185.9 -4.7 -32.8 187 -4 -29 0 0 0
Insurance, Department of 98.0% 1480.4 -22.1 -13.6 1435 -22 -21 26 1 2
Jail Standards, Commission on 100.0% 15.4 0.0 -3.0 15 0 -3 1 0 0
Judicial Conduct, State Commission on 100.0% 13.8 0.8 -0.2 14 1 0 0 -1 0
Lamar Institute of Technology 89.9% 228.9 38.5 -6.1 159 10 1 137 109 4
Lamar State College - Orange 81.9% 190.7 42.7 -2.7 126 4 0 65 37 -3
Lamar State College - Port Arthur 87.3% 200.5 -5.3 -44.0 181 10 -8 18 -4 -78
Lamar University 69.3% 1490.6 470.6 -133.1 900 -34 -108 379 242 -40
Law Enforcement Officers Standards & Ed. 100.0% 36.8 -4.5 -8.2 37 -4 -8 1 1 1
Law Examiners, Board of 0.0% 18.1 -7.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Law Library, State 100.0% 9.1 -1.5 -3.6 8 0 -3 3 0 -1
Legislative Budget Board 100.0% 152.4 -3.6 -0.4 151 -3 0 2 0 -1
Legislative Council 100.0% 385.0 -15.9 -51.4 384 -5 -81 14 5 -1
Legislative Reference Library 100.0% 25.6 -1.2 0.3 22 0 0 6 -1 0
Library and Archives Commission 100.0% 151.2 -11.3 -25.3 140 -8 -20 26 -3 -6
Licensing and Regulation, Dept. of 100.0% 358.8 -1.2 -7.2 358 -3 -7 2 1 1
Midwestern State University 48.0% 811.5 131.8 -46.3 371 91 -47 13 -93 -5
Office of Capital Writs 100.0% 9.0 0.0 4.5 9 0 1 0 0 0
Office of Injured Employee Counsel 100.0% 157.4 1.2 -0.3 156 -1 -2 2 0 -2
Office of Public Insurance Counsel 100.0% 10.1 0.0 10 0 1 0
Office of Risk Management, State 100.0% 112.7 -4.7 -6.0 112 -5 -10 0 0 -1
Office of the Governor 100.0% 104.4 -155.8 -153.1 105 -154 -151 3 -2 0
Office of Violent Sex Offender Management 100.0% 20.0 20 0
Optometry Board 100.0% 6.5 0.0 -0.5 6 0 0 1 0 -1
Parks and Wildlife Department 99.7% 2844.5 -301.2 -220.5 2739 -302 -232 138 -12 -12
Pension Review Board, State 100.0% 10.7 0.9 -0.7 11 1 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy, Board of 100.0% 71.4 -0.3 1.1 72 1 1 0 0 0
Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners, Executive Council of 100.0% 18.0 -0.3 0.0 18 0 0 0 0 0
Plumbing Examiners, State Board of 100.0% 23.4 0.9 0.8 24 1 0 0 0 0
Podiatric Medical Examiners, State Board of 100.0% 3.0 0.0 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Prairie View A&M University 64.9% 1361.9 293.1 -40.3 790 196 -90 262 66 -27
Preservation Board, State 34.9% 176.2 -3.1 -4.6 56 -18 -21 12 0 -3
Professional Engineers, Texas Board of 0.0% 29.4 0.7 0.9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Professional Land Surveying, Board of 100.0% 5.0 0.2 -0.2 4 0 0 2 0 0
Prosecuting Attorney, State 100.0% 3.9 -0.8 -0.8 4 0 -1 0 -1 0
Psychologists, Board of Examiners of 100.0% 12.8 0.9 0.0 12 0 0 2 1 0
Public Accountancy, State Board of 0.0% 41.2 0.6 -0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Finance Authority 100.0% 11.6 0.3 -1.0 11 0 -1 1 0 0
Public Safety, Department of 98.0% 8196.7 -148.9 78.7 8141 -121 -138 94 5 -1
Public Utility Commission of Texas 100.0% 168.0 -12.3 -14.9 169 -9 -13 1 0 -1
Public Utility Counsel, Office of 100.0% 15.0 -0.3 -1.8 15 0 -1 0 0 -1
Racing Commission 100.0% 47.3 -3.8 -10.4 44 -4 -10 9 1 1
Railroad Commission 99.3% 628.7 8.3 -30.3 621 6 -28 8 1 1
Real Estate Commission 100.0% 97.3 -0.2 1.4 98 1 1 0 0 0
Sam Houston State University 43.6% 2194.8 451.6 -111.0 909 416 -63 268 28 -121
Secretary of State 100.0% 192.4 -4.0 -13.5 190 -4 -15 0 0 0
Securities Board 98.8% 92.2 -1.3 -1.4 88 -4 -6 2 0 -1
Soil & Water Conservation Board 100.0% 70.4 0.6 -1.4 69 1 -3 4 0 1
State Auditor's Office 100.0% 177.0 0.5 -13.5 177 -7 -13 3 1 0
State Bar of Texas 0.0% 287.9 0.1 5.6 0 0 0 0 0 0
State Office of Administrative Hearings 100.0% 107.3 -1.3 -6.3 105 -3 -7 2 0 0
Stephen F. Austin State University 64.0% 1818.1 119.4 -192.6 1039 385 31 626 342 199
Sul Ross State University 63.6% 459.1 96.9 -14.2 258 10 -1 96 8 -16
Sul Ross State University Rio Grand College 74.8% 82.6 8.9 -8.2 61 3 1 18 -8 -9
Sunset Advisory Commission 100.0% 30.2 0.3 -1.7 29 0 -2 2 0 0
Supreme Court of Texas 100.0% 74.4 4.1 0.7 73 0 0 1 0 0
Tarleton State University (A&M) 48.1% 1198.7 283.7 34.5 426 122 -20 131 -51 -132
Teacher Retirement System 90.0% 512.6 -6.1 8.3 455 -7 4 13 -1 -6
Texas A&M International University 55.7% 847.5 193.3 -20.9 410 124 -50 159 71 -43
Texas A&M University - Central Texas 60.9% 216.5 108 61
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 44.8% 1548.0 273.5 -106.9 607 114 -84 170 27 -178
Texas A&M University - Galveston 47.9% 453.0 61.0 5.1 188 35 -14 64 32 -10
Texas A&M University - Kingsville 48.3% 1282.7 68.4 -283.0 580 84 -237 72 -29 -75
Texas A&M University - Main 46.1% 11638.7 2376.2 -288.0 3875 2499 -228 3063 2418 -141
Texas A&M University - San Antonio 72.9% 292.8 178 92
Texas A&M University System Administration 22.8% 405.3 90.4 91.3 70 -40 -43 35 11 -4
Texas A&M University System Health Science Center 70.6% 1575.7 10.2 -17.1 967 7 3 399 52 -12
Texas A&M University-Commerce 61.7% 1277.4 342.5 2.5 633 182 15 340 178 -109
Texas A&M University-Texarkana 80.3% 217.9 39.4 7.1 154 43 14 76 57 18
Texas AgriLife Research (A&M) 46.3% 1612.6 -251.0 -196.4 453 -70 -110 782 71 -106
Texas Board of Geoscientist 100.0% 6.3 -1.7 -1.7 7 -1 -1 0 0 0
Texas Board of Nursing 100.0% 93.5 4.1 -1.0 93 4 0 1 0 0
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 99.7% 2666.4 -76.9 -237.5 2645 -50 -249 12 0 -1
Texas Cooperative to Texas Agrilife Extension Service 64.3% 1404.4 -95.4 -122.2 830 -41 -65 261 -12 -53
Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending 100.0% 62.3 0.3 2.7 61 -2 2 1 0 0
Texas Engineering Experiment Station (A&M) 79.8% 1101.7 -209.3 -56.1 260 -22 -74 1163 15 -77
Texas Engineering Extension Service (A&M) 97.0% 566.0 -12.3 -36.9 439 -15 -39 251 78 9
Texas Facilities Commission 72.7% 345.6 -11.4 -20.3 250 -12 -26 0 0 0
Texas Forest Service (A&M) 89.8% 452.3 4.2 39.1 379 11 21 58 0 1
Texas House of Representatives 100.0% 737.2 -96.4 -26.5 673 -46 -55 126 15 -15
Texas Juvenile Probation Commission 100.0% 74.2 2.0 1.3 74 2 2 1 -1 -2
Texas Lottery Commission 100.0% 306.6 -7.8 -11.7 307 -9 -13 2 1 0
Texas Medical Board 100.0% 156.9 6.0 7.5 159 11 6 4 -2 0
Texas Senate 100.0% 517.2 -72.7 -10.2 474 -32 -29 77 1 -11
Texas Southern University 65.2% 1372.8 260.0 -94.5 787 104 -83 209 149 26
Texas State Technical College - Harlingen 76.0% 526.4 -27.1 -32.3 371 -11 -9 207 45 2
Texas State Technical College - Marshall 87.7% 108.9 5.7 -5.5 84 1 -5 27 2 -2
Texas State Technical College - System 92.5% 42.3 -0.1 -3.2 35 -3 -6 6 0 1
Texas State Technical College - Waco 79.9% 701.5 5.9 -29.6 533 12 39 94 12 -62
Texas State Technical College - West Texas 83.3% 255.7 -5.9 -41.1 199 -3 -12 49 8 -1
Texas State University - San Marcos 47.8% 4399.1 1148.9 90.5 1681 843 -15 1275 510 93
Texas State University System Administration 61.0% 20.5 0.3 0.7 12 1 1 0 0 -1
Texas Tech University 40.0% 6366.2 1358.0 -81.3 1951 614 -112 1286 686 -176
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 32.5% 5260.3 -16.1 -114.8 1709 57 -97 213 -2 -27
Texas Tech University System Administration 37.7% 150.0 0.3 -11.9 55 -10 -13 4 -3 -5
Texas Transportation Institute 89.1% 447.9 -53.2 -17.8 237 -74 -46 227 66 9
Texas Woman's University 58.5% 1779.9 343.5 32.2 915 390 -15 538 480 -3
Texas Workforce Commission 99.5% 3208.4 500.0 555.5 3456 -95 -112 26 4 2
Texas Youth Commission 100.0% 2598.1 -440.2 -843.7 2598 -515 -877 13 -2 -7
Transportation, Department of 98.1% 11721.9 -398.3 -148.0 11506 -175 -292 26 -1 0
Trusteed Programs Within the Office of the Governor 100.0% 140.1 140.1 140.1 149 149 149 1 1 1
University of Houston 41.3% 6409.0 1208.7 -155.8 2473 882 -128 781 381 -102
University of Houston - Clear Lake 54.7% 1021.8 331.1 -5.6 534 236 6 70 3 -269
University of Houston - Downtown 44.9% 1095.9 339.4 -60.9 481 253 -31 28 8 5
University of Houston - Victoria 69.3% 439.9 114.8 6.6 292 106 7 21 -68 2
University of Houston System Administration 93.8% 100.2 5.6 0.5 82 -1 -7 16 -2 -4
University of North Texas 62.1% 5765.1 1408.6 5.3 2710 861 -51 1953 873 18
University of North Texas at Dallas 83.6% 190.8 131 62
University of North Texas Health Science Center 45.9% 1461.4 -59.4 -33.9 623 -29 -24 127 -55 -25
University of North Texas System Administration 36.4% 170.7 -49.8 -82.1 62 -108 -159 0 -51 -56
University of Texas - Brownsville 50.1% 1533.3 46.4 -90.2 776 6 -52 537 164 -81
University of Texas - Pan American 66.7% 2270.3 -140.2 -305.7 1257 1115 -105 539 538 -11
University of Texas at Arlington 58.6% 3962.9 845.0 -77.6 1825 493 -64 1061 524 -98
University of Texas at Austin 35.2% 16786.5 2740.0 -31.7 4074 1417 -379 4208 2948 -50
University of Texas at Dallas 49.3% 3295.3 401.4 173.8 1675 600 298 233 -76 -229
University of Texas at El Paso 61.1% 3351.2 1448.4 2.5 1508 802 -25 1215 908 12
University of Texas at San Antonio 59.5% 4307.2 702.0 22.0 2177 480 26 1099 496 87
University of Texas at Tyler 61.2% 861.4 290.3 40.6 498 161 4 73 34 -66
University of Texas Health Center at Tyler 81.2% 860.2 -70.5 87.0 653 -9 -11 61 -4 -5
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 31.5% 5085.6 102.5 -99.0 1382 -89 -231 356 15 -32
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 36.2% 5608.7 -41.3 -177.9 1835 -243 -243 369 -72 -61
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 73.1% 18136.8 162.1 543.6 11988 -238 -109 1615 391 481
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 42.5% 10798.2 -339.3 -109.9 4442 -28 42 442 0 -17
University of Texas of the Permian Basin 71.0% 439.5 98.7 -31.2 280 82 -49 88 -56 -100
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 14.3% 11059.0 -273.4 -66.7 1456 -401 -237 157 -32 1
University of Texas System Administration 39.1% 552.4 -6.1 -63.0 216 8 13 22 -7 -6
Veterans Commission 42.2% 328.1 3.2 -5.3 142 4 -10 1 -1 -1
Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab., Tx (A&M) 100.0% 148.0 -5.3 1.6 122 -5 -9 63 9 18
Veterinary Medical Examiners 100.0% 13.5 -1.3 -0.4 16 1 1 0 0 0
Water Development Board 99.7% 294.3 -51.1 -72.1 291 -45 -68 5 0 1
West Texas A&M University 51.9% 1129.4 259.3 -16.2 469 469 -97 261 258 19



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