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posted February 20, 2009

This chart shows the difficulty we encounter in trying to obtain and interpret information.

Sources: population: City of Toronto; PFR staffing: CELOS; Approved positions: Parks Forestry and Recreation; see spreadsheet

posted March 23, 2009

Notes for the above chart: For the PFR approved positions, in a communication to CELOS, PFR stated that numbers had been restated prior to 2002, owing to change in method from "FTE" (Full Time Equivalent) to "Approved Positions", and some transfers had occurred from outside the department. We are investigating how to interpret this information. See PFR Budgeted Operating Gross Expenditures and Number of Approved Positions 1997 to 2005, 2006-2007 page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4

The chart below was taken from whatever sources were available (not all numbers for all years were available; sometimes conflicting numbers were available; most recent figures taken for conflicting numbers), PFR has indicated variances, and most of growth, can be accounted for through a combination of transfers into the department, additional responsibilities, and change from FTE ("full time equivalent" to "approved position") methodology. We are doing our best to understand all these issues. See spreadsheet for details and sources.

Source: various PFR documents. See spreadsheet

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