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Why does EY pull metrics 3/31???? That means anything you do in April, May, and June goes unrecognized at year end. A full quarter of work and utilization for nothing, this doesn't seem right.

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Initial pull of dashboard is as of 3/31, review committee members get an updated view for the round table and your counselor should present any updates between the period 4/1 and date of review committee presentation.

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I thought it was 4/30. Advisory PI here. I think other groups are different

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When I'm constantly on projects with a July 1st deadlines, this is super unfair. Even if it was 4/30, that's still 2 months of my busiest and most meaningful work that go unnoticed. Happened last year too, didn't get recognized for any of the really great work I put into my engagement.

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@PWC1: no, they don't.

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Been at the firm 8+ years. Last 3 years they have taken adjusted metrics into the roundtables - at least through 5/31 and later depending on schedule and if there is a late closing project

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Duh. They use those months for the following year.

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PSA: this year it's 3/31. They moved it forward, watch the webcast for PMDP launch

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Because the process takes so long and is so centralized

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Same at Pdubs- if you think missing utilization is bad wait until you sell a 5M project in June and it doesn't show up on any reporting.

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They will repull for roundtables

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I guess for most this is supposed to be the period coming out of busy season with less work and more vacation time taken

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Yeah it's 4/30. Remember to stop giving a f*uck starting May 👍🏽

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Is it a problem that so few people genuinely understand how this all works? That's the real question

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If it's 3/31 I am going to be super pissed.

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I actually would love to know how often they re pull for round tables. Anyone on the review committee who can share your experience?

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Wish this wasn't so ambiguous. Every person I talk to has a different answer for how it works.

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Where can we go to confirm the actual date?

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^yes it is.

^yes, and just verify that you actually have the vacation before you take it

@AC1, sadly not too much vacay left 😔

Where are people hearing 3/31? What is webcast for PMDP?

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