EPA's Poop Problem a Case of Workplace Violence?
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Denver office kindly reminded employees in a written email not to defecate in the hallway.
“Yup, the people in charge of fighting pollution are propagating poo-llution,” Greg Gutfeld said during his monologue on The Five.
According to a report in Government Executive, an internal email was circulated by management officials to their employees following “several incidents,” which included “an individual placing feces in the hallway.”
Determined to correct the bizarre behavior, the EPA reached out to a workplace-violence expert, John Nicoletti, who labeled the act as “very dangerous” and warned that the individual or individuals behind the incident might escalate their action.
In a statement, EPA spokesman Richard Mylott said the agency would not comment on ongoing personnel matters. He added, “EPA’s actions in response to recent workplace issues have been deliberate and have focused on ensuring a safe work environment for our employees.”
But this isn’t the first time the EPA has had to remind its employees to behave professionally. In Alaska, workers were caught watching (a lot) of porn. And then there’s John Beale –the former EPA official who tricked his bosses into believing he worked for the CIA, helped craft costly environmental standards and did it all with little, if any, environmental experience.
Gutfeld wondered is our government so burdened by “idiocy” that they must call in an expert to tell people that defiling a hallway is bad?
“How did they come to call this workplace violence? I guess if the Fort Hood shooting is workplace violence, why not pooping in a hallway,” he said.
Hear the rest of the discussion from 'The Five' in the clip above.