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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions, State and local government
workers, March 2016
(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
30
8
    Professional and related
92
61
31
8
        Teachers
90
57
32
10
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
89
56
33
11
Service
92
66
26
8
    Protective service
91
65
27
9
Sales and office
93
64
29
7
    Office and administrative support
93
64
30
7
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
61
Production, transportation, and material moving
96
61
35
4
Full time
92
62
30
8
Part time
94
67
28
6
Union
94
66
28
6
Nonunion
90
59
30
10
Average wage within the following categories:2
       
    Lowest 25 percent
92
61
31
8
        Lowest 10 percent
91
58
33
9
    Second 25 percent
93
64
29
7
    Third 25 percent
92
65
27
8
    Highest 25 percent
91
61
31
9
        Highest 10 percent
91
59
32
9
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
92
62
30
8
    Education and health services
91
61
30
9
        Educational services
91
61
30
9
            Elementary and secondary schools
90
59
32
10
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
93
70
23
7
        Health care and social assistance
90
59
31
10
            Hospitals
64
    Public administration
95
67
28
5
1 to 99 workers
89
50
39
11
    1 to 49 workers
53
    50 to 99 workers
46
100 workers or more
92
64
28
8
    100 to 499 workers
93
49
43
7
    500 workers or more
92
69
23
8
State government
95
75
20
5
Local government
91
58
33
9
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
94
59
35
6
    New England
95
48
47
5
    Middle Atlantic
94
64
30
6
South
88
63
25
12
    South Atlantic
88
69
19
12
    East South Central
58
    West South Central
87
55
32
13
Midwest
94
51
43
6
    East North Central
93
53
39
7
    West North Central
95
46
49
5
West
96
78
18
4
    Mountain
66
    Pacific
96
82
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 2016.

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/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.