Effective April 15, 2016, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator and CEO, Steve Buehrer, will be leaving after more than five years with the agency.
Governor John R. Kasich said, “I am grateful to Steve for accepting my challenge in 2011 to help Ohio reduce the cost of workers’ compensation and reform the bureau to help get Ohio’s economy moving and improve services for injured workers.”
During Buehrer’s time with the BWC, the Bureau has issued $4.3 billion in rate cuts, rebates and credits since 2011. He also increased BWC’s commitment to safety to $44 million over the last five years. “I am proud to have been able to move our workers’ compensation system from being a barrier to success to becoming a partner in economic growth, making life safer for employees and simpler and cheaper for employers,” said Buehrer. “Our conservative fiscal policies, attention to improving safety, and strong investment management have the bureau well positioned to serve employers and injured workers.”
Buehrer led an agency of 1,953 employees that serves more than 250,000 employers. Sarah Morrison, the Bureau’s Chief Legal Officer, will serve as interim Administrator and CEO.
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