There is a feces flinging monkey on the loose at an Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Denver. Either that – or the agency is doing an abysmal job keeping employees in line.
It appears that earlier this year, management for Region 8 in Denver, Colorado actually deemed it necessary to write an email to all staff requesting that they to stop “inappropriate bathroom behavior”, including “placing feces in the hallway outside the bathroom.”
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.
As you can imagine, “management is taking this situation very seriously” and are taking actions to identify and prosecute the offensive offender(s).
Employees with knowledge of “the poop bandit or bandits” have been asked to notify their supervisor.