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# DI 39503.230 Workpower Analysis -- Definitions

The following definitions are essential to understanding the terminology used in workpower analysis:

## A. Work-year

A basic unit in workpower productivity and cost measurement; it is the amount of productive time provided by one employee working full-time for 1 year. For purposes of estimating time available to do work in 1 year, holidays, sick, annual, and administrative leave must be excluded. For example, suppose an employee's hourly pay rate is figured on the basis of 2,080 hours per year (364 days less 104 weekend days), and assuming his nonwork time for the year is as follows:

 Holiday 68.0 hours Sick Leave 75.0 hours Annual Leave 155.7 hours Administrative Leave 4.8 hours Total Nonwork Time 303.5 hours

Subtracting the total nonwork time of 303.5 hours from the base of 2,080 hours for the year leaves 1,776.5 hours available for work, or 1 “productive” work-year. Calculation of average productive hours in an agency work-year, of course, requires that it be based on total agency data and not computed for each employee individually.

## B. Production per work-year (PPWY)

The relationship which exists between the number of cases disposed of and the resources used to obtain the dispositions. Expressed as a formula, it is:

 WP (Workload Processed) WY (Work-Years Used) = PPWY (Production Per Work-Year)