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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions,  State and local government
workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(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

64

28

8

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

92

63

29

8

    Professional and related

92

63

30

8

        Teachers

91

60

31

9

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

91

59

32

9

Service

91

66

25

9

    Protective service

91

65

26

9

Sales and office

92

65

27

8

    Office and administrative support

93

65

28

7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

58

Production, transportation, and material moving

97

63

34

3

Full time

92

63

29

8

Part time

95

68

27

5

Union

94

67

28

6

Nonunion

90

61

29

10

Average wage within the following categories2:

       

    Lowest 25 percent

91

61

30

9

        Lowest 10 percent

89

58

31

11

    Second 25 percent

93

65

28

7

    Third 25 percent

92

66

26

8

    Highest 25 percent

92

63

29

8

        Highest 10 percent

91

64

27

9

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

92

63

29

8

    Education and health services

91

63

29

9

        Educational services

92

63

29

8

            Elementary and secondary schools

91

60

31

9

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

93

71

22

7

        Health care and social assistance

90

63

27

10

            Hospitals

93

69

23

7

    Public administration

95

67

28

5

1 to 99 workers

87

52

35

13

    1 to 49 workers

83

51

32

17

    50 to 99 workers

92

54

38

8

100 workers or more

93

65

28

7

    100 to 499 workers

92

52

40

8

    500 workers or more

93

69

24

7

State government

95

76

19

5

Local government

91

59

32

9

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

93

61

33

7

    New England

94

49

44

6

    Middle Atlantic

93

65

28

7

South

89

64

25

11

    South Atlantic

90

69

21

10

    East South Central

62

    West South Central

86

57

29

14

Midwest

93

51

42

7

    East North Central

92

53

38

8

    West North Central

95

47

49

5

West

96

80

16

4

    Mountain

72

    Pacific

96

83

13

4

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

2Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the occupation, which may
include workers with earnings both above and below the threshold.  The categories were formed using percentile estimates
generated using ECEC data for March 2014.


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/glossary20132014.htm.