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Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions

Table 36. Paid sick leave: Carryover provisions, State and local government
workers, March 2017
(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
60
33
8
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
92
60
31
8
    Professional and related
91
60
32
9
        Teachers
90
57
33
10
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
90
56
34
10
Service
90
58
32
10
    Protective service
93
58
35
7
Sales and office
94
60
34
6
    Office and administrative support
94
60
35
6
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
96
55
41
4
Production, transportation, and material moving
93
53
40
7
Full time
92
60
33
8
Part time
90
57
33
10
Union
93
60
33
7
Nonunion
91
59
32
9
Average wage within the following categories:2
       
    Lowest 25 percent
91
56
35
9
        Lowest 10 percent
89
55
34
11
    Second 25 percent
94
64
30
6
    Third 25 percent
92
61
32
8
    Highest 25 percent
92
58
33
8
        Highest 10 percent
90
57
33
10
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
92
60
33
8
    Education and health services
91
61
30
9
        Educational services
90
60
30
10
            Elementary and secondary schools
90
57
33
10
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
91
69
22
9
        Health care and social assistance
67
            Hospitals
68
    Public administration
94
58
36
6
1 to 99 workers
91
58
33
9
    1 to 49 workers
90
55
35
10
    50 to 99 workers
93
61
32
7
100 workers or more
92
60
32
8
    100 to 499 workers
95
54
41
5
    500 workers or more
91
63
28
9
State government
95
74
21
5
Local government
91
55
37
9
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
94
44
50
6
    New England
94
38
56
6
    Middle Atlantic
94
46
48
6
South
89
66
23
11
    South Atlantic
91
71
20
9
    East South Central
90
67
23
10
    West South Central
87
60
28
13
Midwest
90
49
42
10
    East North Central
91
52
39
9
    West North Central
90
42
47
10
West
97
73
24
3
    Mountain
64
    Pacific
97
77
20
3
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 2017.

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/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.