At some organizations filling out time studies on a quarterly schedule, then if the 2 assigned weeks do not work with your schedule, you are permitted to select two different consecutive optional weeks.
Required/Default Time Periods
You can see the upcoming Required/Default weeks under Upcoming Periods on your Dashboard.
If you opt to fill out one of these required weeks, you will have to complete the other required week for that quarter as well.
Switching to an Optional time period
In order to switch to an optional time period, open a week that has been selected for you. Along the top of the time study, find the bar labeled "Optional Time Periods" with a dropdown next to it.
In the dropdown, select the week you want to start with, keeping in mind that the system will automatically assign you to the next consecutive week.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to click the gray button “Switch to Optional Period" before entering your hours.
Selecting a future week
The weeks will not populate in the dropbox until that week begins (Sunday). If you plan to choose a week in the future, you will need to wait until that week arrives before switching to it.
Why can't I pick a different week?
- If you already completed one of the default weeks for this quarter, then you cannot select an optional week for your second time period.
- If you already selected an optional week for one time study in this quarter, you are automatically assigned to the next consecutive week and cannot pick a different week.
If one of the above applies to you and you want to start over, your time study system administrator will need to reset the weeks for you. If you don't know who that person is, please submit a support ticket and we will help connect you with them.