Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  State and local government
workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2012

(All workers with fixed number of days per year sick leave plans = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Carryover provision1

No
carryover
provision

Total

Unlimited
accumulation

Limit on days
accumulated

All workers

92

63

29

8

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

93

63

30

7

    Professional and related

93

63

30

7

        Teachers

92

60

32

8

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

92

59

33

8

Service

91

65

26

9

    Protective service

91

65

26

9

Sales and office

92

63

29

8

    Office and administrative support

93

63

30

7

Production, transportation, and material moving

97

62

35

3

Full time

92

63

29

8

Part time

95

68

26

5

Union

95

67

29

5

Nonunion

90

60

30

10

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

90

59

30

10

        Lowest 10 percent

87

55

32

13

    Second 25 percent

93

64

29

7

    Third 25 percent

93

66

27

7

    Highest 25 percent

93

64

29

7

        Highest 10 percent

93

66

28

7

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

92

63

29

8

    Education and health services

92

62

30

8

        Educational services

92

63

30

8

            Elementary and secondary schools

92

61

32

8

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

93

70

24

7

        Healthcare and social assistance

88

60

29

12

    Public administration

95

67

29

5

1 to 99 workers

88

52

37

12

    1 to 49 workers

84

49

35

16

    50 to 99 workers

94

55

39

6

100 workers or more

93

65

28

7

    100 to 499 workers

91

50

40

9

    500 workers or more

94

69

24

6

State government

95

75

20

5

Local government

91

59

33

9

Geographic areas

       

New England

95

50

45

5

Middle Atlantic

93

64

30

7

East North Central

94

54

40

6

West North Central

95

48

48

5

South Atlantic

91

69

22

9

West South Central

84

54

29

16

Pacific

96

83

13

4

1Plans that allow employees to accumulate unused
sick leave from year to year.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may
not equal totals. For definitions of major plans, key
provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of
Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20112012.htm.

2The categories are based on the average wage for
each occupation surveyed, which may include workers
with earnings both above and below the threshold. The
average wages are based on the estimates published in
the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational
Earnings in the United States, 2010." See Technical Note
for more&nb sp;details.