Last week Governor Kasich announced that Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) Administrator and CEO Steve Buehrer will be leaving state government on April 15 after more than five years of leading the agency.
The governor cited Buehrer’s achievements at the BWC as $4.3 billion in rate cuts, rebates and credits since 2011, tripling of safety grants and additional investments in safety research, and reducing Ohio’s workplace injury rate below the national average, among others.
Gov. Kasich appointed Steve Buehrer as Administrator/CEO of the BWC in January 2011.
Sarah Morrison, the bureau’s chief legal officer, will serve as interim administrator and CEO.
OMA highly respects Buehrer’s leadership and accomplishments, which have positioned the Ohio workers’ compensation system for the future. We wish him well.