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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 February 2020 pay period.           

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 117,925
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 362,613
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 77%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $2,050,878,322
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,310,123,469
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $190,897,544
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $64,192,197
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $222,094,680

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 210,916
Number of active part-time employees 2,102
Number of active intermittent employees 20,298
Number of active indeterminate employees 235
Total number of active employees 233,551