I know yall think your coworkers are the worst
, but can you imagine working with these folks? Talk about nasty!
EPA Employees Asked To Stop Pooping In The Hallway
Federal employees at the Environmental Protection Agency have been
instructed to stop defecating in the hallway of a regional office in
Denver, Colo., according to an internal e-mail obtained by Government Executive.
a staff email earlier this year, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard
Cantor warned of "several" inappropriate bathroom "incidents" in the
building, including paper towel-clogged toilets and "an individual
placing feces in the hallway" outside the restroom.
taking this situation very seriously and will take whatever actions are
necessary to identify and prosecute these individuals," Cantor wrote in
his email, asking any employee with knowledge of the individual's
identity to notify management.
In addressing the issue, EPA
management consulted with workplace violence specialist John Nicoletti,
who called the behavior "very dangerous" and warned that the
perpetrators would "probably escalate" their behavior, according to GovExec.
spokesman Richard Mylott added that Nicoletti’s expertise was sought in
an effort to maintain a "safe workplace" in a statement to GovExec Wednesday
The EPA has been plagued with a range of cases involving employee misconduct
over the last several months, including one ethics violation involving a
political appointee accepting travel gifts from lobbyists.
Another investigation revealed an employee receiving pay despite having
moved to a retirement home, where the employee was allegedly not
employed, one or two years earlier.
In May, another EPA employee was investigated for downloading 7,000 PICS files on his work computer and viewing them two to six hours a day.
The same month, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee accused
the EPA of sustaining a system riddled with high-ranking fraud and
"criminal conduct,” costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
"This is truly a broken agency," committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said in May.
As of March, EPA’s Office of Inspector General was investigating 78 open integrity cases -- five involving political appointees –- according to the OIG’s employee misconduct report released twice a year.