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Why is it that anytime I’ve gotten on a proposal, those asking for help have given me a non-billable code? Is that time counting towards my utilization or am I missing something?

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You mean you can’t bill the government for time spent trying to win a contract that allows you to bill the government? NONSENSE

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Proposal work does not count towards any utilization.

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Is this a joke? Proposals do not count towards utilization, it’s BD work......

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D needs to do a better job training their people

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Would love to know more. Considering joining the talent learning group

Utilization is only direct billable work - I.e. non revenue generating work - some companies will have certain deviations if working full time on major firm initiative so your rating isn’t impacted

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Who, pray tell, would you intend to bill those hours to exactly? You are literally helping win the work so in the future the client can be billed........

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PRD work isn’t part of utilization, it’s on the firm initiative side, still good to do.

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Welcome to Whose Job is it Anyways! Where the deliverable is made up and the utilization doesn't matter.

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