The article that was published a couple of weeks ago about non-union public employees working for the city of Tiffin needs some background information. First of all, the term "payout" is incorrectly used in this article. The proper term would be severance pay. Reducing the amount of leave an employee can accumulate before severance (retirement, resignation) may be a way to save a little amount of money in the short term. However, please consider the long-term implications.