Use this window to view, create, amend, delete, and import whole time equivalents (WTEs), which you use in the employment history details of an employee’s HR record. For an overview of employment history and salary history records, refer to Employment history and salary history records: overview.
For employees whose salaries are based on a salary grade and scale, the system uses the hours and weeks defined for the employee in relation to the WTE, together with the salary grade and scale, to establish the employee’s salary.
For example, for two categories of employees on the same annual salary (£12000 per annum), and on the same number of hours per week (20 hours), the salaries paid to the employees in each category differ because of different WTEs. The employees in one category have a salary based on a WTE of 35 hours per week, and the employees in the other category have a salary based on a WTE of 37.5 hours per week. One category has 20/35 (0.571) of salary (£6857.14 per annum) and the employees in the other category have 20/37.5 (0.5333) of salary (£6399.99 per annum).
Click New to create a WTE definition. The Whole Time Equivalent window is displayed. You can enter information in the following fields. Click OK to save the record details, and click Close to close the window.
Whole Time Equivalent
Type the code for the WTE.
Type the description for the WTE.
Select an operator from the drop-down list.
The operator you select determines the field names displayed under Criteria. Either Hours Per Week and Weeks Per Year are displayed, or Factor and Percentage. If you select Weekly Hours Ratio, Weeks and Hours Ratio, or Weeks Worked Ratio, Hours Per Week and Weeks Per Year are displayed. If you select any other operator, Factor and Percentage are displayed. If you select Weeks and Hours Ratio as your operator, for example, you must then specify the number of hours per week and the number of weeks per year to define the WTE.
Hours Per Week
Type the number of hours per week.
Weeks Per Year
Type the number of weeks per year.