Va Education Secretary: UVA has oversight of state climatologist
Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Governor
August 15, 2006
Dear Mr. Hawkins:
Governor Timothy M. Kaine has asked me to thank you for and respond to your electronic mail message regarding your concern of Virginia’s climatologist.
Please be advised that the Governor’s Office and the Office of the Secretary of Education have no authority or jurisdiction over the issue discussed within your correspondence. This is a matter that must be addressed and handled by the University of Virginia(UVA). Managing an employee’s performance is the responsibility of the institution’s officials.
Again, thank you for writing to Governor Kaine.
Thomas R. Morris
Secretary of Education
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