Few records found of work done by Corbett adviser

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 28, 2014 2:24 PM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis speaks during a news conference in 2013.

(Pittsburgh) -- A former state education secretary under Governor Corbett remains on the state payroll, but a newspaper says there's limited evidence of the work he's performing.

Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday that records concerning Ron Tomalis, in the 14 months since he stepped aside as education secretary, include a work calendar with weeks of little or no activity, phone logs that barely average a call a day and five outgoing emails.

Tomalis gets a $140,000-a-year salary and benefits as a special adviser with a focus on post-secondary education.

The newspaper says several key players in higher education report little or no contact with Tomalis in his advisory role.

Acting Education Secretary Carol Dumaresq says Tomalis works 40 hours a week and is in regular contact with staff.

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