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Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Number of annual days by service requirement,1 State and local government
workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2011

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

Characteristics

Paid sick leave days by length of service2

Mean
number of
days

Median
number of
days

Less than 5
days

5 to 9 days

10 to 14
days

15 to 29
days

Greater
than 29
days

After 1 year

             

All workers

9

15

59

17

[3]

11

12

Full time

8

15

59

17

[3]

11

12

Part time

20

51

15

10

10

Union

6

10

63

20

1

12

12

Nonunion

11

20

54

15

[3]

11

12

1 to 99 workers

17

57

21

11

12

    1 to 49 workers

18

55

20

11

12

    50 to 99 workers

5

15

59

21

11

12

100 workers or more

9

15

59

17

[3]

11

12

    100 to 499 workers

13

59

18

11

12

    500 workers or more

9

16

59

16

[3]

11

12

After 5 years

             

All workers

8

15

57

20

[3]

11

12

Full time

8

14

57

20

[3]

12

12

Part time

20

52

14

10

11

Union

6

10

61

23

1

12

12

Nonunion

11

20

53

16

[3]

11

12

1 to 99 workers

16

54

25

12

12

    1 to 49 workers

16

52

26

12

12

    50 to 99 workers

5

15

57

23

11

12

100 workers or more

9

15

57

19

[3]

11

12

    100 to 499 workers

12

56

22

11

12

    500 workers or more

9

15

58

18

[3]

11

12

After 10 years

             

All workers

8

15

56

20

[3]

11

12

Full time

8

15

56

21

[3]

12

12

Part time

20

52

15

10

11

Union

6

10

60

24

1

12

12

Nonunion

11

21

52

17

[3]

11

12

1 to 99 workers

15

53

26

12

12

    1 to 49 workers

16

51

27

12

12

    50 to 99 workers

5

14

57

24

12

12

100 workers or more

9

15

56

19

[3]

11

12

    100 to 499 workers

12

56

22

12

12

    500 workers or more

9

16

56

18

[3]

11

12

After 20 years

             

All workers

8

15

56

20

1

12

12

Full time

8

15

56

20

1

12

12

Part time

20

52

15

10

11

Union

6

10

60

23

2

12

12

Nonunion

11

21

51

17

1

11

12

1 to 99 workers

15

53

26

12

12

    1 to 49 workers

16

50

26

12

12

    50 to 99 workers

5

14

56

25

12

12

100 workers or more

8

15

56

19

1

12

12

    100 to 499 workers

9

12

56

21

2

12

12

    500 workers or more

8

16

56

19

1

11

12

1Employees either are granted a specific number of days after completion of the indicated length of service or accrue days during the next 12-month period.
The total number of days is assumed to be available for use immediately upon completion of the service interval. Periods of service are chosen arbitrarily and do
not necessarily reflect individual provisions for progression.

2Employees eligible for paid sick leave but who have not fulfilled the minimum service requirement are included as receiving 0 days.

3Less than 0.5 percent.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria. For
definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20102011.htm.