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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 December 2019 pay period.           

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 143,944
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 394,310
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 76%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $2,164,175,695
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,391,515,157
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $199,963,860
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $67,315,146
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $235,447,024

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 209,636
Number of active part-time employees 2,120
Number of active intermittent employees 20,339
Number of active indeterminate employees 233
Total number of active employees 232,328