Functional shares are assigned to every member of each functional category: user, department, project, job, and job class. These shares indicate what proportion of the tickets for a category each job associated with a member of the category is entitled to. For example, user davidson has 200 shares, and user donlee has 100. A job submitted by davidson is entitled to twice as many user-functional-tickets as donlee's job, no matter how many tickets there are.
The functional tickets that are allotted to each category are shared among all the jobs that are associated with a particular category.