Ohio’s payroll for state employees shrunk $92 million in 2012 and the state has about 3,100 fewer government workers compared to 2011, according to data released Wednesday.
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Top paid non-medical employees in state government
Bruce Dunn, Chief Administration Officer, Bureau of Workers Compensation, $194,904
Stephen Buehrer, Administrator/CEO, Bureau of Workers Compensation, $185,001
Beth Hansen, Chief of Staff, Ohio Governor’s Office, $177,866
Thomas Berning, Highway Technician, Ohio Department of Transportation, $177,106
John Childs, Chief Operating Officer, Ohio Department of Education, $176,581
• Pay total includes overtime and vacation, etc.
Top 5 state agencies in overtime spending
Includes percent of total paid.
Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections $52,980,801, 8.2 percent of total
Dept. of Public Safety $9,304,281, 4.2 percent
Dept. of Transportation $9,094,230, 3 percent
Dept. of Mental Health $8,711,618, 6 percent
Dept. of Youth Services $6,750,439, 8.8 percent of total
Source: The Ohio Department of Administrative Services
* State employee payroll dropped below $3 billion in 2012, including $105 million for overtime pay — $3 million less than in 2011.
* 137 state employees made more than Gov. John Kasich, who earned $148,347
* 40 state departments and agencies didn’t pay any overtime