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Sisters and Brothers of the Cincinnati State Chapter,
We wanted to take this opportunity to share some exciting and great news regarding the recent enforcement of your collective bargaining agreement through the grievance and arbitration procedure.
Union member Rochell Prater was victorious and secured industrial justice in a recent arbitration decision delivered by Arbitrator Furman. The Arbitrator agreed with the Union that the college had not satisfied its contractual obligation to meet the 7 tests of just cause in disciplinary matters and overturned the colleges unjust termination of Ms. Prater and awarded her all lost wages and benefits and seniority.
In yet another victory, long time Cincinnati State Union member Paula Harnist won her recent arbitration. Arbitrator Klein also determined that the college had failed to satisfy their contractual obligation to terminate members only for just cause. The arbitrator awarded all lost wages, benefits and seniority to member Harnist as well.
These victories outline the continued importance and value of contract enforcement and where the grievance process can deliver industrial justice to Union members who have been unjustly harmed in violation of your contract. Copies of each decision is available below.
Congratulations and welcome back to both Rochell and Paula!!!
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o Takes away healthcare from children, seniors, and people with disabilities: Trump’s budget decimates Medicaid with cuts of $610 billion over ten years, on top of the $1 trillion Medicaid cut in the House Republican healthcare bill.
o Breaks his promise to preserve Social Security: Trump’s budget cuts $72 billion from Social Security income support and disability and other disability programs, which help seniors and people with disabilities replace lost wages when they fall on hard times.
o Pursues mass deportations of hardworking immigrant families: Trump budget spends $1.5 billion on additional detention bed space and deportations, $2.6 million to start building a wall along the U.S. Mexico border, and $300 million to recruit and hire new immigration agents. The budget would also deny the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to households where any family member lacks a social security number
o Takes away food assistance and undermine the economic security of children and other vulnerable Americans: Trump’s budget cuts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) by an unprecedented 25% – almost $200 billion over 10 years – and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) by $21 billion over 10 years.
o Puts the care and healthy development of children at risk: While the Trump budget maintains funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Head Start, it calls for eliminating the CCAMPIS program, which funds child care for parents enrolled in college, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers after-school program and the Pre-school Development Grant Program.
o Puts the dream of higher education out of reach for millions, including dedicated public servants: Trump’s budget steals $3.9 billion from the Pell Grant reserve fund and freezes the maximum award so inflation will chip away at the program’s effectiveness. It also phases out subsidized loans for education loan borrowers while they’re still in college, which could cost borrowers an additional $27 billion, and eliminates the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program for faculty, social workers, and of others who have dedicated their life to public service.
o Cuts funding for job training and other job assistance programs: Trump’s budget makes a 20% cut to the Department of Labor including a 43% cut to key job training programs funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) . This could cause 571,000 workers to lose access to critical job training, career development, and job search assistance services.
o Takes infrastructure money away from state and local governments: Trump’s budget makes cuts to the Highway Trust Fund and eliminates the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants — all to fund tax breaks for Wall Street elites under the guise of an infrastructure plan.
o Undermines our public education system: Trump’s budget cuts $8 billion from the U.S. Department of Education, an overall reduction of 13 percent, while spending about $400 million to expand charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools, and another $1 billion to push public schools to adopt choice-friendly policies.
o Takes away affordable housing: Trump’s budget makes deep cuts to rental assistance that would eliminate housing vouchers for more than 250,000 lower-income households.
ACTION ALERT: Join SEIU 1199 along with our brothers and sisters from AFSCME and OAPSE to protest these changes to the School Employees pension system. Together, we will tell our lawmakers to PROTECT OUR PENSIONS!
When: Wednesday June 7, 12:30-2pm
Where: Statehouse, Capitol Square. Meet at the Sheraton Courtyard facing State Street. At 1:00pm, we’ll line the path legislators take to go to Session on the South Steps of the Statehouse. At 1:30 we’ll walk two blocks to SERS Headquarters and demand our voices are heard by the new Executive Director.
These employees and retirees worked hard to earn their pensions. Together, we can stop the legislature from taking away this important increase, meant to help families cover their bills amid the rising cost of basic necessities.
o Specifically, a budget amendment will be offered by several members of the Senate to include our Parole officers in a special OPERS pension plan for law enforcement officers.
As of May 13, 2017, SEIU District 1199 has exhausted all funds for this fiscal year. The fund will be replenished in July, when the new budget passes.
Action Alert: The Ohio Nurses Association is holding this rally to bring attention to the dangerous practice of mandatory overtime for nurses.
Where: Ohio Statehouse, West lawn along High Street
When: Wednesday, May 24 at 3 p.m.
Let’s join together and tell Ohio’s lawmakers that patients and nurses deserve better. Ohioans deserve safe, quality care. Together we can make Ohio the 19th state to outlaw the dangerous practice of mandatory overtime.
Benefits Open Enrollment is open and will continue through 7 p.m. May 26. No action is necessary if you do not have any changes to your medical, dental or vision coverage. If you plan to enroll in or change your medical, dental or vision coverage, you may visit myBenefits through myOhio.gov.
To access your Benefits Summary, please ensure you are able to successfully log into myOhio.gov and have an up-to-date profile including a current email address.
If you’ve never logged into myOhio.gov, please call HR Customer Service at 1-800-409-1205 (select option 1) to obtain a temporary password. The help desk staff will authenticate your information by your first and last name, State of Ohio User ID, birth date and the last four digits of your Social Security number. After receiving the temporary password, log into the system at myOhio.gov. You will then be prompted to enter a new password.
To access myOhio.gov, enter your State of Ohio User ID and password.
Weekdays – All day except 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturdays – All day except 4 to 6 p.m.
Sundays – All day except 4 p.m. to midnight
Visit the Open Enrollment one-stop shop of information and updates at: das.ohio.gov/openenrollment. To learn more, visit the Ohio Department of Administrative Services’ Benefits Administration Services website at das.ohio.gov/benefits.
To view brief videos that highlight the Medical benefits program, including the Prescription Drug program, Behavioral Health program and Wellness program – known as Take Charge! Live Well! – click here.
If you have questions, please contact HR Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-409-1205 or local at 1-614-466-8857 (select option 2) or by email at HRCustomerService@das.ohio.gov.
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains the truth behind so-called “Right to Work” laws and how they hurt working families.
District Officers and Executive Board Members Elections
Pursuant to the By-Laws of SEIU/District 1199, The Health Care and Social Service Union, CTW, CLC, an election of District Officers and Executive Board Members will be held during the month of July, 2017. Members must have been members for one (1) year to be eligible to run for office (unless the Chapter has been established for less than one year) and must have nominating petitions signed by not less than 2% of the members eligible to vote in the election.
All members are eligible to vote for District President, District Secretary-Treasurer, District RN Vice President and two (2) Executive Vice Presidents. Each Chapter will elect the number of Executive Board Members as designated below.
District-wide Officers will be elected by the total District membership. Executive Board Members will be elected only by the Chapter membership they represent. Four (4) Vice Presidents will be elected by members in their states or designated jurisdiction. One (1) Vice President will be elected by the members in the Ohio State Chapter. One (1) Vice President will be elected by school district and local government employee members.
Candidates for Officer or Executive Board Member may run as a slate. The Election Board must be notified by the June 7, 2017 petition return date of any candidates wishing to run as a slate and the designation (name) of the slate.
Nominating petitions will be available no later than May 3, 2017, at the following Union offices – 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215; 1771 E. 30th St., Cleveland, Ohio, 44114; and 1217 Adams Ave., Huntington, West Virginia, 25704 or by mail by requesting petitions from the Election Board at 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215 or on our website at www.seiu1199.org. Organizers will also have blank petitions for members’ use.
To run for District President, District Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Vice President or RN Vice President an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 449 (four hundred, forty-nine) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from West Virginia, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 98 (ninety-eight) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from Kentucky, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 16 (sixteen) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from Ohio Private, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 195 (one hundred, ninety-five) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from Ohio State, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 68 (sixty-eight) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from Ohio Public , an eligible member must submit a petitions(s) signed by 52 (fifty-two) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for Vice President from School District and Local Government employees, an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by 23 (twenty-three) members in good standing to the Election Board at the Columbus Union office, 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
To run for District Executive Board an eligible member must submit a petition(s) signed by the designated number of member(s) in his/her Chapter in good standing to the Election Board at 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, no later than June 7, 2017.
All petitions must include original signatures and be received by the Election Board at 1395 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215 by 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2017. No fax or electronic copies will be accepted.
Elections will be conducted during the month of July. A schedule of the date, time and place of each election will be posted fifteen (15) days prior to the elections.
|Facility||Executive Board Seats||Signatures Needed||Vice President|
|Abbyshire Place||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Advanced Healthcare Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Altercare of Cuyahoga Falls||1||1||Ohio Private|
|American Red Cross – West Virginia||1||1||West Virginia|
|Appalachian Council||1||2||West Virginia|
|Arbors of Pomeroy||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Assumption Village||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Augalize Acres||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Autumn Court||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Auturmn Wood||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Avenue Care & Rehabilitation Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Avon Lake Public Library||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Beachwood Pointe||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Beeghley Oaks||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau||1||6||Ohio Private|
|Berea Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Big Sandy Health Care||1||2||Kentucky|
|Braeview Care & Rehabilitation Nursing Home||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Briarfield at Ashley Circle||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Briarfield Manor||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Bridgeport Health Care Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Broadway Care Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Bryden Place||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Burlington House||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Butler County Head Start||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Cabell Huntington Hospital||4||17||West Virginia|
|Candlewood Park||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Canterbury Villa||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Carter Nursing & Rehabilitation||1||2||Kentucky|
|Catholic Charities||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Cedarwood Plaza||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Center for Families & Children||2||7||Ohio Private|
|Central West Virginia CAA – Head Start||1||1||West Virginia|
|Chardon Healthcare Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Children’s Hospital||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Cincinnati State, Technical & Community College||1||3||Ohio Public|
|Cincinnati Union Bethel||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Circleville Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Cityview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Cleveland Metropolitan School District||3||13||School & Local Govt.|
|Cleveland Public Library||2||8||Ohio Public|
|Cleveland State University||2||7||Ohio Public|
|Coalfield McDowell Head Start||1||1||West Virginia|
|Columbus Area Inc.||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Columbus Healthcare Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Community Support Services – Akron||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Concord Care Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Consumer Support Services – Mahoning||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Consumer Support Services – Trumbull||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Cortland Acres||1||2||West Virginia|
|Crestwood Care Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Cumberland Pointe||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Cuyahoga Community College – Full Time||2||5||Ohio Public|
|Cuyahoga Community College – Part Time||2||3||Ohio Public|
|Cuyahoga County Public Library||3||9||Ohio Public|
|Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD – Adult Services||2||7||School & Local Govt.|
|Cuyahoga Cty Board of DD – Support Administrators||2||4||School & Local Govt.|
|Defiance Hospital||1||2||Ohio Private|
|East Liverpool City Hospital||2||3||Ohio Private|
|Eastbrook Center||1||2||West Virginia|
|Eliza Bryant Center||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Eliza Jennings Home||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Euclid Public Library||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Fairfax Place||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Fairmont Regional Medical Center||2||6||West Virginia|
|Fairview Manor||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Frontline Services||2||5||Ohio Private|
|Galion Pointe||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Gardens of McGregor & Amansa Stone||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Gateways To Better Living||2||6||Ohio Private|
|Golden Years Rest Home||1||1||Kentucky|
|Greenbriar Health Center/Commons||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Greene County Public Library||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Hamlet Village||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Harper Mills||1||3||West Virginia|
|Harrison Pavillion||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Heritage Center||1||2||West Virginia|
|Heritage Village of Waterville||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Hickory Creek||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Highlands Regional Medical Center||2||5||Kentucky|
|Hillside Plaza||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Hudson Elms||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Huntington Health and Rehab.||1||2||West Virginia|
|Ivy Woods Manor||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Jefferson County Board of DD||1||1||School & Local Govt.|
|Jewish Community Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Jewish Family Services Assoc.||2||6||Ohio Private|
|Judson Park||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Kent Healthcare Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Kentucky Retiree Chapter||1||1||Kentucky|
|King’s Daughters Medical Center||2||8||Kentucky|
|Lewisburg Center||1||2||West Virginia|
|Lima Rehab. And Nursing Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Lorain County Community Action Agency||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Lorain Public Library||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Lost Creek Health Care Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Luther Home of Mercy||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Lutheran Hospital||2||4||Ohio Private|
|Marietta Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|McDowell County Commission on Aging||1||1||West Virginia|
|Meadow Garden||1||1||West Virginia|
|Medina County District Library||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Menorah Park||2||7||Ohio Private|
|Mentor Public Library||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Mercy Allen Hospital||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Mercy Regional Medical Center – Registered Nurses||3||8||Ohio Private|
|Mercy Regional Medical Center – Service & Maintenance||2||8||Ohio Private|
|Mineral Ridge Skilled Nursing & Residential Care||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Montefiore Home||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Murtis Taylor Multi-Service Center||2||5||Ohio Private|
|New Lebanon Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|New Martinsville Center||1||2||West Virginia|
|New Scotland||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Nord Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Northern Panhandle Head Start||1||1||West Virginia|
|Northside Hospital||2||6||Ohio Private|
|Northwestern Health Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Oak Grove Manor – Mansfield||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Oak Pavilion Nursing Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Oasis Center for Rehabilitation & Healing||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Ohio Retiree Chapter||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Ohio Living Park Vista||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Opportunity Home||1||1||Ohio Private|
|OS – Adult Parole Authority||2||9||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Department of Developmental Disabilities||1||3||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Department of Jobs and Family Services||1||5||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Department of Medicaid||1||2||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections||3||19||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Department of Youth Services||1||3||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Health||1||6||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Mental Health & Addiction Services||2||15||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Miscellaneous Agencies||1||2||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities||1||7||Ohio State Chapter|
|OS – Workers Compensation||1||2||Ohio State Chapter|
|Overbrook Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Park East Center||1||3||Ohio Private|
|Park Health Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Pearlview Rehabilitation & Living Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Piney Valley||1||2||West Virginia|
|Point Place Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Portage County District Library||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Pristine Senior Living of Cincinnati||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Pristine Senior Living of Toledo||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Putnam County Aging Program||1||3||West Virginia|
|Rescare – WV – Barbour, Kanawha, Randolph, Upshur, Wood, Dunbar||1||13||West Virginia|
|Rescare – WV – Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Mineral, Pendleton||1||5||West Virginia|
|Rescare – WV – Cabell, Logan, Barboursville||1||8||West Virginia|
|Rescare – WV – Greenbrier, Mercer, Nicholas, Raleigh, Princeton||1||15||West Virginia|
|Rescare – WV – Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston||1||5||West Virginia|
|Rescare Ohio – Belmont, Carroll, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Washington, Athens, Vinton and Ironton||1||10||Ohio Private|
|Rescare Ohio – Butler, Fairfield, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Montgomery, Sidney, Putnam, Franklin, Jackson, Licking, Knox, Morrow||1||9||Ohio Private|
|Rescare Ohio – Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Stark, Lorain, Crawford, Lucas, Wood, Wyandot, Marion, Richland, Seneca||1||9||Ohio Private|
|Rescue Services||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Ridgewood Manor||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Riverview Nursing Home||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Rolling Hills||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Sargus Center||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Seneca Health Services||2||5||West Virginia|
|Seville Meadows||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Signature Healthcare of Fayette||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Signature Healthcare of Galion||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Southwestern Community Action Council||1||2||West Virginia|
|Spring Meadows Senior Community||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Springfield Regional Medical Center||2||6||Ohio Private|
|St. Luke Lutheran Community||1||1||Ohio Private|
|St. Vincent Charity Hospital||2||4||Ohio Private|
|Stark County District Library||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Stillwater Center||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Suburban Pavilion||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Sylvania Center||1||2||Ohio Private|
|Trumbull Hospital||2||3||Ohio Private|
|Turning Point Counseling Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Twin Towers||1||1||Ohio Private|
|University Manor||1||1||Ohio Private|
|University of Cincinnati||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Upshur Human Resources||1||1||West Virginia|
|Visiting Nurses Association – Cleveland||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Vista Center||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Washington Square||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Wayne County Community Services Organization||1||3||West Virginia|
|Weirton Medical Center||3||12||West Virginia|
|Wesleyan Village||2||3||Ohio Private|
|West Virginia Retiree Chapter||1||1||West Virginia|
|White Oak Manor||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Willoughby Eastlake Public Library||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Willow Park||1||1||Ohio Private|
|Willow Tree Manor||1||2||West Virginia|
|Wood Haven Health Care||1||1||Ohio Public|
|Youngstown & Mahoning Public Library||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Youngstown & Mahoning Public Library (clericals)||1||2||Ohio Public|
|Youngstown Laboratory Services||1||1||Ohio Private|
The balance remaining available as of 4-15-2017 is $39,931.02.
As of 4-15-2017 92.74% of the FY 2017 funds have been used.
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Sisters and Brothers of ODRC and ODYS chapters of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH,
As you know the state has retained an outside organization to explore the feasibility of a merger of DYS and DRC. The initial process has been completed with the identified areas being included in the following document at the link below. The Office of Collective Bargaining and your representatives participated in a conference call yesterday to hear these initial areas of focus and to share our concerns and thoughts. The attached memos were shared today and we wanted to insure that our members are being kept updated with the latest information.
We indicated several areas of initial concern and also notified OCB of our interest in having members of 1199 participate in these workgroups to determine further feasibility and potential pitfalls.
We have continually been reassured that it is not a fore drawn conclusion that these agencies will merge, that they are identifying areas of overlap and places where shared services make sense. The workgroups will do additional examination and research in to making further determinations about feasibility moving forward.
Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in any of the work groups.
We will continue to monitor this closely and share any new information as it becomes available.
As always, if anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to your administrative organizer.
Attachment: shared service recommendations 020817
Public Division Director
SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH
Sisters and Brothers of the State of Ohio Chapter of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH,
The attached letter was sent from Directors Reed and Mohr today and we wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of the project. DAS has assured SEIU that this is a preliminary look at possibilities and that no decisions have been made at this time. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns as this process continues and as always feel free to contact your delegate or Administrative Organizer with any questions or concerns.
Attachment: 1-18-17 Memo from DYS DRC Directors
Public Division Director
SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH
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In 2014 Governor John Kasich appointed close friend Rick Hodges to lead the Department of Health. By law, the state health director must have a degree as a doctor of medicine or have extensive experience in public health administration.
Having served previously as Kasich’s director for the Ohio Turnpike Commission, Hodges has no required experience for the job. After a public outcry, Hodges altered his resume to include some health-related professional experience and the Kasich administration created a new position of “Medical Director.” Kasich appointed Dr. Mary DiOrio, who is appropriately experienced and qualified to lead the state in a public health crisis.
However, as of Jan 1, 2017, Dr. DiOrio resigned her position and once again, an unqualified good ole’ boy from Kasich’s inner circle leads the health department.
DAS Office of Benefits With 2016 coming to an end, participants in 2016 Health Care (HCSA) or Dependent Care Spending Accounts (DCSA) are reminded that Dec. 31 is the last day to spend funds in these accounts.
While the State of Ohio has opted to allow participants to roll over a minimum of $50 and up to $500 of their 2016 HCSA to 2017, any amount less than $50 and over $500 will be subject to forfeiture as will any amount remaining in a Dependent Care Spending Account.
For more information regarding allowable expenses, please visit: wageworks.com/employees/healthcare-benefits/.