With the advent of 8.6, you can now set up operational workspaces to track operations schedules. Workspaces are essentially light-weight
projects that do not have any of the extra configuration of dates, plans, etc. Basically, you create an operations workspace, add the operations time types and the resources, and create schedules for the resources on the workspace (by % of availability or
by set hours). Workspaces do not have end dates so they will never run out of scope and they will automatically allow you to schedule operations hours for up to 12 months in the future.
We recommend that you set up an operations workspace and update the schedules for that at the beginning of each year, semester, or quarter.
We have a knowledge base article on how to set up workspaces that may be of some use. You can find it here: