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                  THIS DOCUMENT IS A COPY OF THE SCHEDULE 13G
                     FILED ON 2/18/97 PURSUANT TO RULE 201
                         TEMPORARY HARDSHIP EXEMPTION.




                      SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            Washington, D.C. 20549
                                       

                                 SCHEDULE 13G
                                       
                                       
                                       
           INFORMATION STATEMENT PURSUANT TO RULES 13d-1 AND 13d-2
                   UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
                            (Amendment No.      )
                                            
                                       
                                       
                           ROMAC INTERNATIONAL, INC.
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                               (Name of Issuer)
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                          COMMON STOCK, PAR VALUE $.01
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                        (Title of Class of Securities)
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                  775835 10 1
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                                (CUSIP Number)
                                       




     Check the following box if a fee is being paid with this statement  / /. 
(A fee is not required only if the filing person: (1) has a previous statement
on file reporting beneficial ownership of more than five percent of the class
of securities described in Item 1; and (2) has filed no amendment subsequent
thereto reporting beneficial ownership of five percent or less of such class.)
(See Rule 13d-7.)

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's
initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities,
and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be
deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of
the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see
the Notes).






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CUSIP NO.   775835 10 1           SCHEDULE 13G       PAGE   2    OF   4    PAGES
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  (1)     NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS                 
          S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS                

                 DAVID L. DUNKEL
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  (2)     CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*         (A)   [   ]
                                                                    (B)   [   ]

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  (3)     SEC USE ONLY

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  (4)     CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION                      

                  U.S.A.
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                       (5)     SOLE VOTING POWER                    
  NUMBER OF                    1,980,496     
   SHARES              --------------------------------------------------------
 BENEFICIALLY          (6)     SHARED VOTING POWER                  
  OWNED BY   
    EACH               --------------------------------------------------------
  REPORTING            (7)     SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER               
 PERSON WITH                   1,980,496  
                       --------------------------------------------------------
                       (8)     SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER             
                               -0-
                       --------------------------------------------------------

  (9)     AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON         
          
                    1,980,496 
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 (10)     CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES CERTAIN
          SHARES*                                                         [   ]

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 (11)     PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9           

                    16.5%
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 (12)     TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*
    
                    IN 
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                    *SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!



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                      SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            Washington D.C.  20549

                                 SCHEDULE 13G
                  Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

ITEM 1(a).   Name of Issuer:

                           ROMAC INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                                        
ITEM 1(b).   Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:    

                           120 WEST HYDE PARK PLACE, SUITE 105      
                           TAMPA, FL 33606                    

ITEM 2(a)   Name of Person Filing:

                           DAVID L. DUNKEL 

ITEM 2(b)   Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence:

                           120 WEST HYDE PARK PLACE, SUITE 105           
                           TAMPA, FL 33606                  

ITEM 2(c)   Citizenship:

                           U.S.A.

ITEM 2(d)   Title of Class of Securities:

                           COMMON STOCK, PAR VALUE $.01

ITEM 2(e)   CUSIP Number: 

                           775835 10 1

ITEM 3.     NOT APPLICABLE

ITEM 4.  OWNERSHIP

      (a)   Amount Beneficially Owned (describe):

            The following information relates to the reporting person's
ownership of Common Stock of the issuer as of December 31, 1996.  As of that
date, the reporting person did not have the right to acquire beneficial
ownership of any additional shares of such Common Stock within the meaning of
Securities Act Rule 13-3(d)(1)(i).

      (b)   Percent of Class:                                             16.5%

      (c)   Number of shares as to which such person has:

         (i)  sole power to vote or to direct the vote:              1,980,496
                                                                       
        (ii)  shared power to vote or to direct the vote:                    0
                                                                       
       (iii)  sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 1,980,496
                                                                       
        (iv)  shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:       0
                                                                       


ITEM 5.  OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS
       
         NOT APPLICABLE


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ITEM 6.  OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON.

         NOT APPLICABLE

ITEM 7.  IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED 
         THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING COMPANY

         NOT APPLICABLE


ITEM 8.  IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP

         NOT APPLICABLE


ITEM 9.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP

         NOT APPLICABLE


ITEM 10. CERTIFICATION

         NOT APPLICABLE




                                   SIGNATURE

     After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I
certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and
correct.

                      
Dated:  February 11th, 1997



                    
                                        /s/  DAVID L. DUNKEL 
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                                        Signature

                                        DAVID L. DUNKEL 
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                                        Name/Title









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