Staffed most of the year but low utilization (<40%) due to partners asking team not to bill. I have read other posts that say to ask for non-charge code when this happens. If projects are (continued)

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Thanks. I assume the partner will just write the extra time / cost off the invoice to the client.

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...long since finished, is it too late to ask for this non charge code to update utilization number? Would the partners care / push back? KPMG strategy if it matters.

Asking for friend. Just found out from him or I would have told him to ask for code at the time. It’s close to their year end and he’s very nervous about low utilization number. TIA

Uhh are performance reviews under way? Theres a cut off to submit this stuff.

Good to know.

I don’t have all the info but will talk to him about it this weekend.

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Someone at my firm was fired for billing to the client when asked to bill to a non charge code. Tell your friend to be careful

Thanks C1. In this case he wasn’t given a non charge code, but I don’t think he knew to ask. Hopefully he can get one set up and put the rest of his time there. I just wasn’t sure if this still reflects back on the partner and therefore they might resist doing it. The opportune time to request the code was when he was asked to not charge all his time.

I get that partners don’t want to charge everything to the client, but that decision shouldn’t affect his utilization.

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