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Service provider organisation—full-time equivalent staff (paid), total N[NNN{.N}]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFull-time equivalent paid staff
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270213
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

The aggregate full-time equivalent staff units for all paid staff.

Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—full-time equivalent staff

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNN{.N}]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Unit of measure:Help on this termFull-time equivalent (FTE) staff
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term1

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Calculated number of staff (full-time equivalents) for each staffing category.

The ordinary time hours normally worked may differ according to the type of work. The hours under the relevant award or agreement should be used if known. If the relevant award or agreement staff hours for an occupation is not known, or the worker is undertaking a variety of tasks, 38 hours per week should be used as a substitute.

Hours of unpaid leave are to be excluded.

Contract staff employed through an agency are included where the contract is for the supply of labour (e.g. nursing) rather than of products (e.g. provision of photocopies). In the former case, the contract would normally specify the amount of labour supplied and could be reported as full-time equivalent units.

If under the relevant award or agreement a full-time nurse is paid for an 80 (ordinary time) hour fortnight, the full-time equivalent for a part-time nurse who works 64 hours is 0.8 (64 divided by 80). If a full-time nurse under the same award is paid for a 100 hours for that fortnight (20 hours overtime), then the full-time equivalent is 100 divided by 80 = 1.25. This number would then be added to the full-time equivalent staff units for all other staff and the number rounded to one decimal place.

Where staff provide services to more than one establishment, full-time equivalent staff members should be apportioned between all establishments to which services are provided on the basis of hours paid for in each. (Salary costs should be apportioned on the same basis).

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This metadata item is not intended to be a completely accurate calculation of staff hours, but a general indication of the number of hours an agency is staffed by paid staff.

This metadata item may be calculated over weeks, fortnights, months or an annual basis.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Full-time equivalent paid staff, version 1, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.3 KB)

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