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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 2015

(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

92

62

29

8

    Professional and related

91

62

30

9

        Teachers

90

59

31

10

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

89

57

32

11

Service

92

66

26

8

    Protective service

90

65

26

10

Sales and office

92

64

28

8

    Office and administrative support

93

64

29

7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

60

Production, transportation, and material moving

97

62

34

3

Full time

92

63

29

8

Part time

95

68

27

5

Union

94

66

28

6

Nonunion

89

60

29

11

Average wage within the following categories:2

       

    Lowest 25 percent

90

60

30

10

        Lowest 10 percent

90

58

32

10

    Second 25 percent

93

65

29

7

    Third 25 percent

91

65

26

9

    Highest 25 percent

92

63

29

8

        Highest 10 percent

92

63

29

8

Establishment characteristics

       

Service-providing industries

92

63

29

8

    Education and health services

91

62

29

9

        Educational services

91

62

29

9

            Elementary and secondary schools

90

59

31

10

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

93

71

22

7

        Health care and social assistance

89

60

29

11

            Hospitals

91

66

26

9

    Public administration

95

67

28

5

1 to 99 workers

88

53

35

12

    1 to 49 workers

52

    50 to 99 workers

54

100 workers or more

92

64

28

8

    100 to 499 workers

92

51

41

8

    500 workers or more

92

69

24

8

State government

95

76

19

5

Local government

90

58

33

10

Geographic areas

       

Northeast

94

59

34

6

    New England

94

48

46

6

    Middle Atlantic

93

64

30

7

South

88

63

25

12

    South Atlantic

88

68

20

12

    East South Central

59

    West South Central

87

57

30

13

Midwest

93

51

42

7

    East North Central

92

53

38

8

    West North Central

95

46

50

5

West

96

81

16

4

    Mountain

72

    Pacific

96

84

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 wage data for March 2015.


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/glossary20142015.htm.