The EPA Is So Out of Control That Its Employees Are Defecating in the Hallways 

June 25, 2014

Just how out of control is the EPA? Economy-choking, job-killing regulations aren’t enough. Crashed hard drives aren’t enough.

You’ll have to read it to believe it: at least one EPA employee is reportedly defecating in office hallways, and it has become a big enough problem that supervisors have publicly asked him/her/them to stop.

From Government Executive

It appears, however, that a regional office has reached a new low: Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this year to all staff in the area pleading with them to stop inappropriate bathroom behavior, including defecating in the hallway.  

In the email, obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom.

Confounded by what to make of this occurrence, EPA management “consulted” with workplace violence “national expert” John Nicoletti, who said that hallway feces is in fact a health and safety risk. He added the behavior was “very dangerous” and the individuals responsible would “probably escalate” their actions.