All nonproject-specific tasks should be tracked in one administrative project per department or resource group, depending on the size of the overall organization.
Organizations should track benefit and overhead time at the departmental level to provide a more accurate view of resource availability as well as better control over how resources use this time.
Administrative projects are best created using the PWA Project Center, Manage Administrative Projects menu.
Ongoing time approval and maintenance should occur frequently, per pay cycle at a minimum.
Administrative projects should receive a detailed review and cleanup annually whether the organization follows a calendar year or a fiscal year.
Careful consideration needs to be given to the number and complexity of project and resource calendars.
Companies with multinational work forces need to have multinational calendars.
The choice for Managed Periods needs to be carefully weighed against the time required for manual management of periods.
If projects are created against specific tracking settings and those settings are changed universally, the projects need to be opened and saved under the new tracking settings.