- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A new position at the West Virginia Water Development Authority has been dropped after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s office raised questions.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail (https://bit.ly/1KNb1to) reports that the Division of Personnel posted the $82,000-a-year executive assistant position on Aug. 24. Tomblin’s office questioned the need for the position and the timing of it.

Tomblin spokesman Chris Stadelman says the governor’s office directed the authority to withdraw the job posting. He says the office’s understanding was that the Water Development Authority hadn’t approved such a position.

Division of Personnel spokeswoman Diane Holley-Brown says a division employee inadvertently posted the job to the division’s website.

Water Development Authority executive director Chris Jarrett says he hopes to ask the agency’s board to approve the position in October.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, https://wvgazettemail.com.


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