EPA employees told to stop leaving poop in the hallway

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DENVER — In a memo that would seem more at home in a kindergarten classroom, management at the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional Denver office requested staff stop inappropriate behavior, including a demand that an employee “stop placing feces in the hallway.”

Government Executive online business news daily and magazine obtained the memo earlier this year. The memo mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom.

“Management is taking this situation very seriously and will take whatever actions are necessary to identify and prosecute these individuals,” Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor wrote.

EPA spokesman Richard Mylott issued the following statement:

“EPA cannot comment on ongoing personnel matters. EPA’s actions in response to recent workplace issues have been deliberate and have focused on ensuring a safe work environment for our employees.”

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