Just wondered what the communities thoughts were on the Bradford score? (For those wondering.... Six days of absence in the last year will give different scores, depending on the number of absences: One spell of sick leave would equate to 1(S) x 1(S) x 6(D) = 6 points Two spells of sick leave would equate to 2(S) x 2(S) x 6(D) = 24 points Three spells of sick leave would equate to 3(S) x 3(S) x 6(D) = 54 points. All these cases involve a total of six days total absence, but where there were three occasions of sick leave, the score is significantly higher; cases of this nature may prompt formal managerial action quicker than otherwise.) This system is in operation at my college and I think it is very unfair, no accounting for the unexpected problems life can throw up. Be interested in other colleagues experiences of it?