Cyclopedia of Congressional Budget Law
FTE (Full Time Equivalent)
GAO Glossary of Terms and Definition (September 2005)
FTE (Full-Time Equivalent)
Reflects the total number of regular straight-time hours (i.e., not including overtime or holiday hours) worked by employees divided by the number of compensable hours applicable to each fiscal year. Annual leave, sick leave, and compensatory time off and other approved leave categories are considered to be “hours worked” for purposes of defining FTE employment.