We have this requirement for time tracking: We have to have meet a quota of at least 70% accounted for.
In the past couple weeks I experienced a slow time where I only tracked 10% of the time. I told my manager about this before hand and we discussed it. I gave some ideas to keep busy but he declined, telling me to stay ready for big issues. He said to work on this years training plan in the mean time, which I did. Finally he sees the low numbers and starts asking critical questions. He recommends some stuff to do, which I complete within the hour.
The team lead (not manager), too, sees another low day of time tracking and asks, for the reason behind it. So i go through the same topic with him, too.
I told my manager ahead of time that I wouldn't have many hours to track, yet they don't acknowledge or believe me, that I did. What should my next response be?