# Calculate the FTE needed

FTE is an acronym which stands for Full-time equivalent.

It is a commonly used ratio which measures staff size.

The FTE converts actual or projected work hours into the number of full time people necessary to work those hours.

The FTE converts work hours directly to full time employee staffing requirements.

The problem:

• time period: 7 days

• meals served: 250 meals served per day

• preparation time per meal: 15 minutes per meal

Calculate the FTE employees needed.

### Comments for Calculate the FTE needed

 Jun 26, 2014 FTE by: Staff Answer FTE = Full time equivalent employees: The number full time employees needed to work a specified number of hours. The definition of a full time employee has changed over the years. Each time the definition changes, the FTE calculation changes. In the past an employee was considered a full time employee if he or she worked 40 hours per week. That definition was eventually changed to 35 hours per week. After Obamacare was passed, the definition changed to 30 hours per week. FTE = the total number of workload hours (the sum of all part time, full time, and contracted hours) for a specific period of time, divided by the number of hours that one full time employee would work during that same time period. FTE = workload hours / working hours of 1 FTE It is worth emphasizing the fact that the total number of workload hours includes all hours worked, regardless of who works them (all part time hours worked, all full time, and all contracted hours worked). For this problem: total number of workload hours in 7 days = (meals served per day) * (preparation time for one meal in hours) * (7 days) total number of workload hours in 7 days = (250 meals served per day) * (15 minutes per meal preparation time / 60 minutes per hour) * 7 days total number of workload hours in 7 days = 437.5 hours Calculation of FTE if the definition of a full time employee is: works 40 hours per week FTE = 437.5 hours / 40 hours per week FTE = 10.9375 Calculation of FTE if the definition of a full time employee is: works 35 hours per week FTE = 437.5 hours / 35 hours per week FTE = 12.5 Calculation of FTE if the definition of a full time employee is: works 30 hours per week FTE = 437.5 hours / 30 hours per week FTE = 14.6 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

 Jan 20, 2017 Help me calculate NEW by: Anonymous The acute-care hospital discharges an average of 55 patients per day. The HIM department is open during normal business hours only. The volume productivity standard is six records per hour when coding 4.5 hours per day. Assuming that the standards are met, how many FTE coders does the facility need to have on staff in order to ensure that there is no backlog?

 Aug 03, 2017 Staff Needed NEW by: Julia Can you help me with the formula to determine how many FTE's needed to care for an average daily census of 27 Staff work 12 hours shifts FTE = .9 Coverage is 24 hours Nurse to patient ratio of 2 patients to 1 nurse

 Oct 04, 2017 55 records NEW by: khem Sharma 2 FTE 4.5 hour a day 550/(4.5*10)=2 FTE

 May 11, 2018 calulate FTE needed NEW by: Anonymous I need some help calculating FTE needed. Volume per month = 177, Handle Time = 174 seconds 1 agent works 160 hours per week 28% of that time is shrinkage - therefore productive time is 115.2. the formula I have used to determine FTE is ((Volume per month*handle time/60)/60)/(115*0.9) The FTE number I get is 0.08, this does not seem right to me is this correct formula to use? any help would be appreciated Thank you

 Oct 19, 2018 how to confert FTE to full time workload? NEW by: Anonymous when some adjunct faculty works 0.013 Fte and 3 Standerd hours? What is the full time work load?

 Dec 28, 2018 0.9 FTE employees by: Anonymous I am allowed to staff 3 0.9 (36 hrs per week) FTE employees per shift. (3 for days and 3 for nights). how many full time 0.9 FTE employees should I have on my roster per shift?