IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz is acknowledging that he let two other political appointees work from home after requesting their resignations.
Schultz is already facing an audit after last month's revelation that he let his chief deputy, Jim Gibbons, keep his $126,000 for seven months after eliminating his job. Schultz let Gibbons work from home for one month, then required him to show up four days per week for the next six months.
Schultz says in a statement Monday that he allowed the office's assistant director of business services Todd Henderson work from home for 90 days after requesting his resignation in 2012. Schultz says he let former spokeswoman Stephanie Laudner work from home for 30 days.
He says those arrangements are allowed by the Department of Administrative Services.