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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 37. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  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

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

64

29

7

    Professional and related

93

63

30

7

        Teachers

92

60

31

8

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

92

60

32

8

Service

91

64

27

9

    Protective service

91

63

28

9

Sales and office

93

63

30

7

    Office and administrative support

93

63

31

7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

90

59

31

10

Production, transportation, and material moving

95

59

36

5

Full time

92

63

30

8

Part time

93

70

22

7

Union

95

67

28

5

Nonunion

90

60

30

10

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

89

58

31

11

        Lowest 10 percent

88

56

32

12

    Second 25 percent

94

65

29

6

    Third 25 percent

93

66

27

7

    Highest 25 percent

93

64

29

7

        Highest 10 percent

94

66

28

6

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

92

63

29

8

    Education and health services

92

63

29

8

        Educational services

92

63

29

8

            Elementary and secondary schools

92

61

31

8

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

93

69

24

7

        Health care and social assistance

90

61

29

10

            Hospitals

92

64

28

8

    Public administration

94

66

28

6

1 to 99 workers

88

52

35

12

    1 to 49 workers

84

53

31

16

    50 to 99 workers

93

51

42

7

100 workers or more

93

65

28

7

    100 to 499 workers

91

50

42

9

    500 workers or more

94

70

24

6

State government

95

74

21

5

Local government

91

59

32

9

Geographic areas

       

New England

94

51

44

6

Middle Atlantic

94

63

30

6

East North Central

94

53

41

6

West North Central

94

48

47

6

South Atlantic

89

68

21

11

West South Central

87

58

30

13

Pacific

96

85

11

4

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

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 details.


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/glossary20102011.htm.