The Washington state workforce information reported in this section focuses on state employees in the general government portion of the executive branch. This includes all permanent and nonpermanent employees in state agencies under the jurisdiction of the Governor and other executive elected officials.
This does not cover employees in higher education, the legislative and judicial branches and certain others, such as emergency firefighters, Youth Conservation Corps members and those who are paid by the state’s payroll system but are not considered to be state employees.
Excluding higher education and commodities commissions, the executive branch composes about 98 percent of the workforce. The legislative branch and judicial branch represent the remaining 2 percent.
The primary source of the information is the enterprise Human Resource Management System (HRMS).