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Full-Time Equivalence FTE at the Reference Date

Staff resources which exist at the reference date and which are associated with the current duties of a member of staff.

A member of staff who at the reference date has a full‑time work contract in respect of their current duties, has a full‑time equivalence at the reference date (FTE‑RD) of 1.00.

The FTE‑RD for a member of staff who at the reference date has a fractional full‑time work contract in respect of their current duties, will be less than 1.00. The fraction will represent the ratio between the number of agreed normal work hours for that person and the number of normal work hours which would be required of a member of staff having the same classification type and level as that person, but with a full‑time work contract. For example, if a person with a fractional full‑time work contract has normal work hours half those of a member of staff having the same classification type and level but with a full‑time work contract, then the FTE‑RD for the person would be 0.50. Normal work hours are to exclude paid or unpaid overtime work hours.

The total FTE‑RD for a person may be reported in fractional parts, each associated with work undertaken on different functions, or in different work sectors, or in different organisational units. The sum of these fractions would not exceed 1.00 in respect of any single substantive appointment.

The FTE‑RD for members of staff who are on paid leave at the reference date is to be calculated in respect of the current duties they would have were they not to be on leave.


This glossary item applies to the collection types:
  • Higher Education Staff Collection