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Number of Town and School Employees in Framingham over the years
  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
General Fund
(millions)
87.666 90.338 91.472 96.866 89.851 94.324 103.762 111.300 116.510 126.173 131.596 139.032 148.476 161.481 164.093 173.447 179.666 183.520      
School Employees 995 944 866.5 854.5 891 955 980 1025 1083 1117.6 1123.12 1176.66 1216.88 1195.76 1157.61 1177.95 1177.95 1181.45 1193.03 1200.3 1198.9
Town Employees 678 651 609 610 587 604 612 620 572.65 581.85 584.35 653.8 656.7 646.6 616.55 618.75 625.8 631.85 643.6 646.95 649.05
Grand Totals 1673 1595 1475.5 1464.5 1478 1559 1592 1645 1655.65 1699.45 1707.47 1830.46 1873.58 1842.36 1774.16 1796.7 1803.75 1813.3 1836.6 1847.25 1847.95

There exists in the British Museum a plaintive letter written on papyrus in A.D. 288, signed by Servaeus Africanus, addressed to the district governors of Middle Egypt and reading as follows:

It is apparent from the accounts alone that a number of persons wishing to batten on the estates of the Treasury have invented titles for themselves such as controllers, secretaries or superintendents, whereby they procure no advantage to the Treasury but swallow up the profits.

(Papyrus 752)

Number of Employees In Various School Bargaining Units By Year
Bargaining Unit 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Teachers 604 577 549 542 567 598 610 641 675 686.88 690 716.81 742.51 726.15 692.1 701.2 701.2 701.2 710.2 716.6 740.6
Administrators 39 35 28.5 27.5 19 19 18 19 20 18 18 19 20 29.1 27 29 29 25.8 23.3 24.1 24.7
Custodians 87 74 64.5 63.5 62 66 67 67 68 74.2 75 79 78.5 77 74 77 77 75 70 69 70
Bus Drivers 83 83 83 83 83 91 89 91 93 81.75 81.75 85.75 86.75 87.75 91 91 91 89 86.9 86.9 82.7
Nurses 12 11 10 10 13.5 13 13 15 16 16.25 16.25 17.25 17.25 18.75 14.25 15.25 15.25 15.25 15.1 14.1 ----
Principals         11 12 12 12 12 12.2 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11.8 11.8 12
Secretaries 59 57 51 45 47 47 48 48 48 50.48 51.28 53.29 54.43 60.61 55.61 60.5 60.5 56.3 54.1 53.6 55.4
Teachers Aides 62 58 40 43 47 59 67 71 80 79.34 79.34 94.06 138.62 127.75 137 146.75 146.75 155 159.3 164.3 153.5
Non bargaining 49 49 40.5 40.5 41.5 50 56 61 71 98.5 98.5 98.5 65.82 55.65 54.65 45.25 45.25 51.9 62.33 59.9 60
School Totals 995 944 866.5 854.5 891 955 980 1025 1083 1117.6 1123.12 1176.66 1216.88 1195.76 1157.61 1177.95 1177.95 1181.45 1193.03 1200.3 1198.9
Students 7305 7305 7289 7418 7374 7431 7504 7758 7851 7893 8242 8518 8391 8364 8102 8065 8124 8085 8038 8223 8383

Number of Employees in Various Town Departments by year.
Department 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Police 160 147 139 138 141 151 152 154 127 132 132 168 168 168 158 158 156 153 157 157 157
Police - Animal Control 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Fire 190 182 174 170 153 153 153 153 154 155 155 155 155 155.5 153 155 154.5 155 155 155 155
DPW - Sanitation 39 39 33 33 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20.9 21.4 19.9 19.9 19.9 19.9 19.5 19.5 19.5
DPW - Fleet/Facilities       9 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
DPW - Highways 33 33 28 34 34 36 36 37 37 37 37 37 37 36 32.5 32.5 32.5 32.5 32.5 32.5 32.5
DPW - Administration 23 23 21 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
DPW - Engineering 11 9 8 6 6 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 10.3
DPW Totals 105 104 90 88 76 79 79 79 78 78 78 79 79.9 79.4 77.4 77.4 77.4 77.4 77 77 77.3
Conservation Commission 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.8 2.1 2.1
Library 48 48 48 47 49 49 49 51 38.85 38.85 39.35 47.4 47.4 38.6 38.2 38.4 38.4 39.6 40.1 40.1 40.1
Planning Board 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 2.5 2 2 3 3 3 3 3
Planning Department 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5       3 3 3 3
Town Clerk 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4.6 4.6 4.6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Elections                 1 1 1 1 1 1.3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Selectmen/Town Manager 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4.5 4.5 5.5 4 4 4 4 6 6 6
Purchasing 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Building Services 12 12 11 10 10 10 13 13 13 13 13 14.1 14.1 14.7 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.6
Parks and Recreation 18 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18.5 19.7 19.7 36.8 37.8 37.5 34.4 34.4 34.4 38.1 38.1 38.1 38.1
Council on Aging 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 5 5.5 5.5
Arena/Youth
Commission
5 5   4 4 4 4 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
FEMA               2 2 2 2 2 2 2              
Chief Financial Officer/Finance Committee 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2 2 2.1 2
Accounting 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 4 4 4 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
Assessors 8 8 7 7 7 9 9 9 10 10 10 10.2 10.2 10.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2
Treasurer/Collector 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 10 12 11.3 11.3 11.3 10 10 10 10 10 9 9
Building Inspection 10 9 7 8 8 9 11 12 11 11 11 11.6 11.6 10.6 9 9 9 10.6 13.1 13.1 13.1
Health Department 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 10 9 9 9 9
Weights and Measures/Sealer 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1.4 1.45 1.45 1.6 1.6
Community and Economic Development                           5.1 4.25 4.25 6.8 6.8 6.3 5.3 5.3
Zoning Board of Appeals 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1   1 1 1 1.45 1.45 1.45
Technology Services/Data Processing 3 3 3 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 8 8 8
Legal 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1.5                
Human Resources 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
Human Relations 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1.5 1.5              
Veteran Services 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 1.5 1.5 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 1.5
Retirement Board 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3                          
Water Department 25 25 26 28 28 28 28 28 27 27 27 27.5 27.5 27.5 33.5 33.5 35.3 35.3 35 35.5 35.3
Sewer Department 20 20 20 21 21 22 22 22 20 20 20 19.5 19.5 19.5 22.5 22.5 25.3 25.3 28 31.3 33.3
Town Totals 678 651 609 610 587 604 612 620 572.65 581.85 584.35 653.8 656.7 646.6 616.55 618.75 625.8 631.85 643.6 646.95 649.05

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