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State Employee Demographics

The following data pertains to employees (State government, California State Universities, and Judicial Council) paid through the State Controller's Office Uniform State Payroll System in the March 2019 pay period.         

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 127,391
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 341,656
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 75%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $1,943,828,197
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,259,332,605
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $177,351,134
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $59,918,978
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $198,250,520

The following data pertains to employees (excluding California State Universities) appointed to the State Controller's Office Employment History Data Base.

Type of Data Total
Number of active full-time employees 208,379
Number of active part-time employees 2,201
Number of active intermittent employees 21,136
Number of active indeterminate employees 252
Total number of active employees 231,968