IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz allowed three departing political appointees to work from home without completing the required agreements governing such arrangements.
Schultz's office said Wednesday that it didn't sign "telework agreements" with former chief deputy Jim Gibbons, assistant director of business services Todd Henderson or communications director Stephanie Laudner.
A state policy says employees who work from home must first execute written agreements with their managers setting the terms and conditions of the arrangements.
Schultz's spokesman says the Department of Administrative Services never told the office that such agreements were required and advised that employees could remain on the payroll as long as they were available for phone calls and questions.
Schultz says Gibbons and Laudner worked from their homes for a month while Henderson did for three.