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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 May 2019 pay period.         

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 126,779
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 349,592
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 75%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $1,965,374,378
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,275,599,594
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $179,047,076
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $60,169,507
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $200,086,878

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 210,171
Number of active part-time employees 2,168
Number of active intermittent employees 21,317
Number of active indeterminate employees 252
Total number of active employees 233,908