What does this mean? 0.8 FTE, and 0.6 FTE

  1. Please excuse my ignorance, but what does 0.8 FTE, and 0.6 FTE mean?
    I have seen those on job postings next to the number of hours per week and have no idea what they mean. Thanks
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  3. by   Ayvah
    fte basically means full time employee, so 1 fte would be a worker who works 80 hours per 2 weeks. .8fte or .9 fte would probably be used for nurses who work 72 hours per 2 weeks. .6 fte would probably be for a part time employee
  4. by   GardenDove
    I was under the impression that FTE stands for 'full time equivalent'. So, it is a percentage of full time, with a 1.0 being full time.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    yes, FTE - full time equivalent:

    1.0 fte - 80 hours per pay period (every two weeks)
    0.9 fte - 72 hours per pay period (every two weeks - usually 3 12's).
    0.6 fte - 64 hours per pay period

    and so on down the line. What constitutes full time versus part-time is individual to the institution.
  6. by   miko014
    0.8 = 64 hours
    0.6 = 48 hours
  7. by   RNsane
    Quote from ivanaBEEaRN
    Please excuse my ignorance, but what does 0.8 FTE, and 0.6 FTE mean?
    I have seen those on job postings next to the number of hours per week and have no idea what they mean. Thanks

    A 0.8fte is 4 8hr shifts per week, a 0.6 is 3 8 hr shifts per week.

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