Workforce Report for Fiscal Year 2019
The 2019 annual report on State employees and the operation of the State Personnel System (SPS) is published pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes § 41-751. In addition to the report itself, we provide two executive summaries: a high-level view of the SPS, and an interactive tool that allows users to select and view specific agency data.
Here are a few highlights from the report for FY2019:
- There were 32,997 SPS employees at the end of FY2019. This represents a continued reduction in the size of State government, shrinking 2,395 filled positions since FY2009.
- The average employee base salary was $47,988 which showed an increase of 3.1% from last year.
- The employee turnover rate remained the same as FY2018 at 18%.
* Copies of the Advisory Recommendation and Workforce Report are available at the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records.
Advisory Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2019
The 2019 Advisory Recommendation is a report presented by the Arizona Department of Administration to the Governor and the Legislature to assist them with deliberations regarding the state’s competitiveness with the labor market recognizing the need to maintain a competent, productive and engaged workforce. This report is required by statute (A.R.S. § 41-751) and provides information on the current compensation levels of state employees compared to other local, regional, and national public and private sector employers. In addition to the compensation issues addressed in the advisory recommendation, the report also provides information on turnover and predictive information about future market movement.