Site with Ohio state workers' salaries overwhelmed by searches

A new database that lists Ohio state employees' salaries and wages was such a hit that a server linked to it crashed, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The searchable database has salaries for 2011 for all state workers and wages for other public workers as recent as 2010, the article added.

The site was averaging about 300 searches a minute on Aug. 31, which comes to about 200,000 searches in one day, the story continued.

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Reader Comments

Tue, Sep 6, 2011

making public sector job descriptions and salaries public information is good. folks may realize that what politicians claim may be total lies ... folks may realize what is true from what is a big fat lie

Tue, Sep 6, 2011

Got to find out how much all of those worthless union workers are making and why we can't pay the upper management more.

Tue, Sep 6, 2011 walter Washington

If their system staid up for more than 5 min under that stress, they are doing better than many states. I work in HR and we often try to verify state licensing. I can tell you right now, many states it is easier and faster to send a letter snail mail for the request. Some states, it is the only way to get the information, in spite of the fact they have one or more web pages that profess they are there for just such searches. In the current climate though, this web site just seems to be a way to feed fuel to the fire that public servants make too much money. I still say that the only way to cut government budgets is to cut services. As long as the public demands services, someone will have to provide them, and that costs money.

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