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Purdue to hold off on changes to employee leave policy

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Proposed changes to the employee leave policy at Purdue University will wait at least another year.

The initial proposal announced to employees last month would create a new category called paid time off, rather than designate separate vacation, personal and sick days for workers. The affected employees would have received fewer days under initial plans, and fewer days would have been able to be carried over into a new year.

The plan drew backlash from employees. The Journal and Courier reports William Sullivan, Purdue treasurer and chief financial officer, told employees in a letter Monday that the school would hold off on changes and gather more feedback.

Sullivan made the announcement after meeting with employees last week, when the school had said it would delay changes indefinitely.