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EPA Employees Told to Stop Pooping in the Hallway

There is a big difference between the above image and a hallway. PhotoXpress

There is a big difference between the above image and a hallway. PhotoXpress

For GovExec.comEric Katz writes: Environmental Protection Agency workers have done some odd things recently.

Contractors built secret man caves in an EPA warehouse, an employee pretended to work for the CIA to get unlimited vacations and one worker even spent most of his time on the clock looking at pornography.

“Management is taking this situation very seriously and will take whatever actions are necessary to identify and prosecute these individuals.”

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.

“EPA cannot comment on ongoing personnel matters…”

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Another EPA Official Under Investigation in CIA Scheme


 and  report: Investigators for the Environmental Protection Agency are reviewing the activity of another high-level official in the agency’s Air and Radiation Office to determine whether to forward the case for possible prosecution, according to congressional aides briefed on the matter.

Investigators for the EPA’s inspector general’s office described the woman as a “person of interest,” according to the aides. She approved many of the lavish travel and lodging expenses run up by John C. Beale, the EPA executive who has pleaded guilty to defrauding the government of nearly $900,000 in pay, bonuses and travel reimbursement while he masqueraded as a CIA agent. Beale is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday.

All three of then-Assistant Administrator Gina McCarthy’s deputies in the Office of Air and Radiation have come up in the investigation: Beale; Robert Brenner, a longtime friend of Beale’s who acknowledged accepting an $8,000 discount on a luxury car allegedly arranged by a lobbyist who did business with the EPA; and the woman who approved Beale’s travel.

The woman “was making the majority of the decisions and authorized the actions that enabled” the fraud, said one person briefed about the investigation, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the report had not been made public yet.

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EPA Crimes: Former Advisor Beale expected to plead guilty in $900,000 pay fraud

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The headquarters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.

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Over the past 12 years, John C. Beale was often away from his job as a high-level staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency. He cultivated an air of mystery and explained his lengthy absences by telling his bosses that he was doing top-secret work, including for the CIA.

Now, Beale is charged with stealing nearly $900,000 from the EPA by receiving pay and bonuses he did not deserve. He faces up to three years in prison.

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Outstanding: Government Workers Now Creating Secret Man Caves in EPA Warehouses…

…Like Avenging Bat-Men Who Have Dedicated Themselves to Goldbricking and Grabass

You know, Obama loves to praise Government Workers (e.g., his base), but Government Workers have a psychological profile, and it’s not “go getter” or “world beater.”

A warehouse maintained by contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency contained secret rooms full of exercise equipment, televisions and couches, according to an internal audit. EPA’s inspector general found contractors used partitions, screens and piled up boxes to hide the rooms from security cameras in the 70,000 square-foot building located in Landover, Md. The warehouse — used for inventory storage — is owned by the General Services Administration and leased to the EPA for about $750,000 per year. … “The warehouse contained multiple unauthorized and hidden personal spaces created by and for the workers that included televisions, refrigerators, radios, microwaves, chairs and couches,” the IG report said. “These spaces contained personal items, including photos, pin ups, calendars, clothing, books, magazines and videos.”

The EPA Administrator insists that “immediate, aggressive actions” be taken which means, per the Civil Service guidebook, “when we get to it, or thereabouts, circumstances permitting.”

Speaking of the psychological profile of the average government worker: these are people who seek security, not risk (and not hard work). I’m just curious, tangentially, about what could possibly impel risk-adverse, security-seeking, effort-avoiding Rogue Low-Level Frontline Employees in Cincinnati to make extra work for themselves and put their phony-balony jobs at risk.

A security-seeking employee only acts when his bosses tell him to.

Via The Conversation-Breitbart.com