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FIRMS Data Element Dictionary: Full Time Equivalent Positions

Element Name: FIRMS_FTE_Position_Count
Element Length: 8
Element Type: Numeric, two decimals
Format: (+0000.00)
Data Element


Full-time equivalent positions are the total number of full-time employees plus the full-time equivalent of the part-time employees. The result may be the actual calculation determined by the number of hours worked by all part-time employees divided by the average number of hours worked by a full-time employee. For example, if all part-time employees worked a total of 60 hours in one week and one full-time employee is expected to work 40 hours, the FTE is calculated as 60/40=1.50 FTES. In the absence of a calculated equivalent, FTES can be approximated by adding one-third of the total number of part-time employees to the full-time count.

This data element should be reported annually using Record Type 01 thru 05, and Record Type = 10.