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Does the denominator for utilization rate take into account PTO? So if I am allowed 4 weeks of vacation time and (rounded) 10 holidays, is the denominator 2080 or 1840 (2080-80 for holidays - 200 PTO)?

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Depends on which firm you’re at.

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If you are referring to D, denominator has historically been 2080. There is debate on if it will change this year due to expedited process

Deloitte it’s 2080

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