will two 0.5FTE in the same company have full time benefit?

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I called HR today regarding to the above question. They think that 0.5FTE+0.5FTE (in the same company, two different departments) equal part-time benefit. They are not entirely sure and will get back to me. Anyone has any experience on this? 

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

Each facility handles differently,  issue is affect on budget for each unit. Some places permit, others won't --issue with potential for overtime increasing unit cost..  Only this facilities HR can give definitive answer.

Specializes in Nurse Leader specializing in Labor & Delivery.

Everyone is different, but at my organization, absolutely. We have one nurse who works a 0.2 in my department, and a 0.7 in another department.  But she was hired as a 0.9 and that's what she is considered, for purposes of benefits.

treeye said:

thanks everyone for your input. I finally heard back from benefit specialist in HR that you can get full time benefit for two 0.5 FTE positions in the health system for an exempt employee as well. 


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