"I certainly enjoyed my time at General Services," Oliverio said. "I really liked my work."
Administration Secretary Ross Taylor plans to take over Oliverio's duties until a new director is hired.
"Secretary Taylor is going to be very involved during the transition period," Holley-Brown said.
General Services employees found out about Oliverio's departure during a staff meeting with Taylor Monday morning. Workers who requested anonymity said they were told Oliverio was "moving on to bigger and better things."
Oliverio said he would miss his job at the state Capitol.
"I think we did some good over the past seven years," he said. "I have good memories. I'm going to miss everybody."
Oliverio, 56, said he has no immediate plans or job prospects.
"This came so suddenly," he said Monday. "I'm still young, and I'm ready for a new chapter in my life."
Oliverio, a Scott Depot native, previously served as physical plant director for Lynchburg College in Virginia. He also worked as a building maintenance supervisor for American Electric Power and as a site planner with several engineering firms.
Holley-Brown said Oliverio's replacement would be named within the next several weeks.
In February, more than a dozen General Services employees were scolded for tampering with GPS devices placed on their state-owned cars and trucks. The state has started installing the devices to keep track of the state vehicle fleet. Workers allegedly cut wires or installed bolts and other metal devices that interfered with the GPS signals.
The Department of Administration is investigating.Reach Eric Eyre at erice...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4869.