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The Legislature Could Consider Several Options for Modifying State Employee Compensation, Report No. 10-31, March 2010
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  • In Fiscal Year 2008-09, Florida’s total compensation costs for its nearly 122,000 non-university employees totaled $6.5 billion. About three-quarters (76%) was for wages, while 24% was for benefits. Insurance is the most costly employee benefit, followed by retirement and leave.
  • Many states are considering actions to reduce employee compensation costs as a means of addressing budget shortfalls. The Legislature could consider several options for reducing compensation costs for Florida’s state employees. These options have advantages and disadvantages, as well as varying fiscal impacts.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Human Resource Management
Insurance Benefits Administration
Retirement Benefits Administration

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-15 Several Options Are Available for Modifying the Florida Retirement System’s Class Structure to Reduce System Costs,published in January 2010.

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