I have three groups of resources:

Group one - onshore permanent employees that work 7.5 hours max per day Group two - onshore contact employees that work 8 hours max per day Group three - offshore contract employees that work 9 hours per day

I've created individual calendars for each group with the work hours allowed per day as follows:

Group one - 8:00 AM to noon and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Group two - 8:00 AM to noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Group three - 8:00 AM to noon and 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

However, I cannot determine how to change the max hours per day to differ across the three groups, as this seems to be a global setting for the entire project schedule.

Any advice?


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I'm not sure I understand your comment regarding "max hours per day". Are you referring to the setting in File > Options, Schedule - "Hours per day" and "Hours per week" setting? Those settings merely translate "days" and "weeks" expressed in the duration field into the correct number of hours.

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Assuming the majority of work is being done by your permanent employees, I'd set "day" to 7.5 and "week" to 37.5. If you then assign a 2-day task to a 8 hour per day contract employee, they will accomplish the 15 hours of work in less time (finish date/time will adjust.).

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