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If I have 100% plus utilization for the performance year, but end up sitting on the bench for a couple weeks, how negatively would that impact my util? I haven’t really been unassigned much but am expecting at least a month to be available

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It’s easy to let this happen especially if you’re heads down on a busy project, but it really messes up your numbers. My advice is always be trying to think a couple months or weeks ahead in terms of at least a few things to work on even if small.

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From personal exp. my util went down 10-15% in Feb when I was on the bench. I don’t remember exactly but it was double digits for sure

It’s easy math right? If you’re expecting to be at 0 for X weeks, figure out how that’ll impact your overall year assuming you’ll be at X% for the remaining weeks.

Pretty much depends on how long you are on the bench as well as your target utilization. At the end of May I was around 109% utilization and for all of June and 2 weeks of July I charged a total of 60 hours to clients. My utilization stayed above 100. Think it dropped to 102%. So if your utilization goal is 90% you should be fine.

Use the utilization tracker and play around with the numbers.

You can do the math can’t you?

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