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Ohio University's class gateway at College Green, photographed on May 2, 2019

Ohio University Launches Webpage Listing Executive Compensation

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio University launched a new webpage Friday that posts the compensation, including bonuses, paid to senior executives. Until Friday, the only way for the public to get this information from the university was through a public records act request. The university has been taking some heat over executive compensation following the… Read More

Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

OU Executive’s Bonus Raises Questions About Transparency

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — One thing the payment of a $100,000 bonus to an Ohio University senior executive a few months ago has made clear is that this can be done in private. No public vote was taken, and no other public disclosure was required. Had the university’s board of trustees signed off on the… Read More

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Ohio Auditor Announces Public Records Audit For Disputes

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State Auditor Dave Yost has announced a public records audit system aimed at resolving disputes over records before a lawsuit is filed. The system lets individuals or organizations submit a public records complaint against a public entity for a “Sunshine Audit.” Yost said Thursday that lawsuits over records cost too much, take too long and… Read More