Chapter 2: The Quality Evaluation measure
Full-time equivalent status of staff
2.7Funding is allocated in proportion to FTE status as supplied by TEOs in the PBRF Census: Staffing Return. FTE calculations for the funding allocations covered by this report included four particular considerations:
- When staff members were concurrently employed at two TEOs during the year before the census date of 14 June 2012, they generated an FTE entitlement for each organisation based on their FTE status in their employment agreement with each TEO.
- For most staff, the FTE that applied was the FTE status in the week of 11 June 2012 to 14 June 2012. However, if staff had changed their employment status within the TEO during the previous 12 months, their FTE status was their average FTE over the period (for example six months at 0.5 FTE and six months at 1 FTE = 0.75 FTE).
- When a staff member started employment in the 12-month period before the census and was not previously employed by a participating TEO, then – providing they have an employment agreement of one year or more – their FTE status was as their employment agreement stated it to be at the census.
- When a staff member left one participating TEO to take up a position in another participating TEO in the 12 months before the census, both TEOs had a proportional FTE entitlement.