COLUMBUS: Ohio’s lieutenant governor says her office has made some changes recommended in a report that said a former top aide of hers claimed traveling to salon appointments as work and got paid for it.

In a letter Friday to the state inspector general, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said her office already began requiring supervisor approval for employee timesheets.

The state’s watchdog reviewed work records for Taylor’s former chief of staff and that aide’s administrative assistant. It said the review brought into question the employees’ claims for pay for some working hours outside the office. Both employees resigned.

The inspector general recommended Taylor consider paying employees in her office from a lieutenant governor’s budget, not the Department of Insurance. Taylor says she appreciates the recommendation, but it would require legislative authority.