Overview of Period Types and Time Periods

This section details how to configure Time Management period types and time periods.

A period type specifies the frequency at which resources must submit time sheets. A time period (period) is a specific date range of a given period type.

The available period types are as follows:

  • Weekly. Resources submit time sheets every week. Each period starts on a Monday by default. To change which day of the week each period starts on, see Enabling and Disabling Period Types.

  • Bi-Weekly. Resources submit time sheets every two weeks. Each period starts on a Monday by default. For example, 8/29/10 – 9/11/10 is a biweekly time period in August and September 2010. To change which day of the week each period starts on, see Enabling and Disabling Period Types.

  • Semi-Monthly. Resources submit time sheets twice a month. The first time period always starts on the 1st and ends on the 15th of the month. For example, the two semimonthly time periods of September 2010 are  9/1/09 – 9/15/10 and 9/16/10 – 9/30/10.

  • Monthly. Resources submit time sheets once a month. Each time period covers one full calendar month, such as 9/01/10 – 9/30/10 for September 2010.

Note: When period types are shorter, users experience faster response times as they use their time sheets.