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Who are Public Employers?

According to Ohio Revised Code Section 4117.01(B), a "Public Employer" means any of the following:

  • The State or any political subdivision of the State located entirely within the State.
  • Any municipal corporation with a population of at least five thousand according to the most recent federal decennial census.
  • Counties.
  • Townships with a population of at least five thousand in the unincorporated area of the township according to the most recent federal decennial census.
  • School districts.
  • The governing authority of a community school established under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3314.
  • State institutions of higher learning.
  • Public or special districts.
  • State agencies, authorities, commissions, or boards.
  • Other branch of public employment.