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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.


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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).


FTE = Full time equivalent employees:  The number full time employees needed to work a specified number of hours.

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. 

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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


total number of workload hours = (meals served per day) * (preparation time for one  meal in hours) * (days)

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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 40 hours per week 

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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 35 hours per week 

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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


 Calculation of FTE if  the definition of a full time employee is:  works 30 hours per week 

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Thanks for writing.

Staff
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Jan 20, 2017
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