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Deloitte: Do we now have some billable hour minimum? I don't recall this from last year. If we do, I never got the memo...

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It's called utilization and if you didn't know that I'm surprised you weren't laid off.


D7 coming in hot


They changed utilization from being a percent to being a number of billable hours worked. It's the same thing basically


God, I wrote a legit answer to D7 and it didn't post. I'm tired. Btw, the new 2017 iRPM guide talks specifically about hours and not utilization!




40hrs/week is the expects hours.


A variance is when your scheduled hours are less than your scheduled hours. You need to fix that. Why are people so clueless?


You also cannot just bill "crazy hours" bc you work them. You'll need project approval over 45 in 99% of cases. Taking it easy is what gets you in trouble especially if you're not keeping staffit up to date.


You should be billing 45+ as staff

Your requisite utilization is dictated by your level and service line

I knew about utilization, but I just received an email about billable hours and how I am 20 under for the year. It said that PTO and holidays were built in, but I am thinking that it is because I went on vacation.

Do you ever submitted time sheets 😀

*expected hours. Stupid autocorrect.

D6- exactly. Yes, essentially the same thing, but still different. Thanks for confirming. You'd think that they'd make something so massive clear at the start of the PY

Did OP get a variance?

Yes- is that what it is called? Is it a thing? My utilization has always been over 100% so I've never experienced anything like this. I felt myself burning out so I took a vacation and have been pacing myself with the expectation that I would work crazy hours throughout the fall. I'd work more hours, but whenever I do, I get in trouble with Staffit. Ugh!

*less than billed hours

Also if you didn't know the only difference between "hours" and utilization is what the firm allows you to bill the firm for internally. It's always been about making the firm money. Which I why internal utilization is always worth less. Aka adjusted.

It's CSR. Client service hours.

All you Deloitte folks freaking out over Staffit, from what I've heard about it on Fishbowl, it just seems like ARMS at EY. You guys are smart enough to figure it out. Peace out, y'all!

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