Purdue Ponders Change in Leave Policy for Employees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Purdue University is proposing a change that would consolidate its leave policy for employees.
 
The Journal and Courier reports Purdue wants to form a new category called paid time off, rather than giving people separate vacation, personal and sick days. Employees that would be affected include those in faculty, management, administrative and professional roles.
 
A Purdue human resources official says the goal is to make the leave policy easier to understand. But a member of the Purdue faculty senate says the proposed policy appears to reduce benefits and available time off.
 
Employees who would be affected currently have 28 to 91 days of leave available, depending on years of service. The new policy would give employees 25 paid time-off days a year.
 
The proposal has to go through two more university panels before it can be approved.