Reporting hours – 7.25 h/day

Some things have changed when returning to back to Aalto.  One thing that I was not expecting while working for academic institution is reporting working hours. So for every month we are expected to record 7.25 h / day for projects we work for. This has nothing to do with actual time spent in meetings, reading, writing proposals, articles, thesis, supervising master thesis, travels etc.  Nor has it effects on salary, nor free time allocation, as far as I know. It is for administrative purposes – time & sick days. So for every working day I record my hours. Currently for Value Networks group, but soon for INSCO project.  In academic institution – how odd is this ?