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MSU expands sick leave donation policy

By The Associated Press
Published On: Jan 13 2013 10:39:30 AM MST
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BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Montana State University officials have approved a new policy expanding the ability of employees to donate unused sick leave to include women who miss work due to pregnancy.
    
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/UNM2Oo) that the 40 or so Montana State leaders who make up the University Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the new policy.
    
The previous policy said sick leave could be donated to colleagues with longer illnesses or a colleague caring for immediate family members, but not for pregnancy.
    
University President Waded Cruzado says the new policy reflects the school's efforts to respond to the needs of employees.