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how to plan or allocate hours for sick time and other benefits? RRS feed

  • Question

  • What is the best practice to plan for sick time and other benefits that are due to employees (jury duty, sick time, etc.)?  The only idea we have is to reduce their daily work time by an hour or two each day.  Any other ideas?  Should we even try to account for it at a resource level, should we add some contingency in the schuedule for stuff like that.
    Friday, June 7, 2013 6:42 PM

Answers

  • Most people do not plan "sick time." Most project managers realize that their schedules can be impacted by resource sick time, however you cannot model the impact by shaving availability accross the board. When resource sick time impacts the schedule it typically indicates that the resource is critical. This is generally what people use contigencies or buffers to cover.

    Personal time off, contractual time off, including sick time that converts to compensatory time if unused, should be planned in advance and represented in the resource calendars. As Prasanna points out, you use Administrative time to capture actuals on all of this.


    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG

    Friday, June 7, 2013 9:21 PM
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  • If you use project Server, you can use "Administrative Time" categories for this.



    Prasanna Adavi, PMP, MCTS http://thinkepm.blogspot.com

    Friday, June 7, 2013 7:37 PM
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  • Most people do not plan "sick time." Most project managers realize that their schedules can be impacted by resource sick time, however you cannot model the impact by shaving availability accross the board. When resource sick time impacts the schedule it typically indicates that the resource is critical. This is generally what people use contigencies or buffers to cover.

    Personal time off, contractual time off, including sick time that converts to compensatory time if unused, should be planned in advance and represented in the resource calendars. As Prasanna points out, you use Administrative time to capture actuals on all of this.


    Gary Chefetz, MCITP, MCP, MVP msProjectExperts
    Project and Project ServerFAQs
    Project Server Help BLOG

    Friday, June 7, 2013 9:21 PM
    Moderator