FSIS spends approximately 80% of its $1 billion annual budget on personnel salary and benefits. In FY 2012, most of FSIS'
9,573 Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) were devoted to inspection and other frontline duties, such as investigations
and laboratory testing. FSIS regulates 6,290 meat, poultry and egg product establishments across the country.
Explanatory notes provide more information on the recent FSIS budget submissions.