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Service provider organisation—full-time equivalent paid overhead staff, average NNNN.NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFull-time equivalent paid overhead staff (average)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term480975
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/11/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe average number of full-time equivalent staff units paid for all overhead staff within a service provider organisation.
Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—full-time equivalent paid overhead staff

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termAverage
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNN.NN
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
Unit of measure:Help on this termFull-time equivalent (FTE) staff
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term2

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Organisations employ staff in roles only administratively and managerially related to the delivery of client services, for example, organisational level management staff and support staff. Note that this does not imply that these roles do not have an impact on service delivery. The intention of the 'overhead staffing' category is to separately identify these staff.

The average is to be calculated from pay period figures. The length of the pay period is assumed to be a fortnight.

If under the relevant award of agreement a full-time employee is paid for an 80 (ordinary time) hour fortnight, the full-time equivalent for a part-time employee who works 64 hours is 0.8. If a full-time employee 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.

Data on full-time equivalent staffing numbers by category should be consistent with data on salaries and wages by staffing category. If the full-time equivalent for contract staff is not collected then salaries for those contract staff should be included in other recurrent expenditure data items.

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

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Mental health organisation details cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014

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