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Frequent or habitual absence from work, without a good reason; absenteeism does not include occasional absence due to reasons beyond one’s control, such as sickness.

Appraisal (or performance appraisal or review)

A method by which a teacher’s  job  performance  is evaluated, as part of assessing teaching effectiveness and guiding and managing career progression and professional development.


The reduction of the workforce due to voluntary and involuntary terminations of employment, deaths and employee retirements.