Staff count reports have been produced by the University Office for Planning and Budgeting since Fall 1981. Currently tables are prepared each October and February to track staffing trends over a 12 year period. The tables are organized into campus and college reports, with data for the Cooperative Extension Service and the University Hospital reported separately. Separate reports are available for State funds or All sources of funds. For best use of these tables, please see the information on interpreting the reports and the criteria used to produce them.
Caution should be used in the interpretation of staffing changes reflected in these data. The staff monitoring system is based upon payroll data and is not a position-by-position control system. As such, it does not facilitate the tracking of individual payroll actions (layoffs, rehires, terminations, etc.), or the tracking of new or vacant positions. Staffing changes occur frequently within all employee groups at the university and there are month-to-month fluctuations in staffing levels which occur as part of the normal operating cycle. Staffing comparisons are therefore made on a year-to-year basis at approximately the same point in time each year. Such comparisons reflect most accurately overall employment trends which the University is experiencing as opposed to month-to-month comparisons which may be clouded by seasonal variations in employment levels.
There are a number of different ways to count staff, depending on the information needed. Below are the criteria used to produce the UOPB staff counts. These criteria should be taken into account before comparing these counts to others that may have been designed for other purposes.
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