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City to develop work-at-home policy after alleged scheme
City to develop work-at-home policy after alleged scheme

The city inspector general says the absence of a policy to govern employees who work from home helped one woman avoid criminal charges for overstating her hours. Sandra Baker, former head of the Environmental Control Board, was terminated in August for claiming she worked 81 hours — earning $4,252 — when officials say she shopped and traveled out of state and visited the hairdresser, pedicurist and dry cleaners. "These incidents account for only a fraction of the true amount of time that Ms. Baker has been paid for work not performed," Inspector General Robert Pearre wrote in a report released last week. Baker, who was head of the board that enforces sanitation,...

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