Employees at the United States Environmental Protection Agency don't care so much about their own workplace environment, apparently. Earlier this year, management at the Region 8 facility in Denver had to email staff to tell them to stop shitting in the hallways.

The email, sent by 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." Government Executive reports that Cantor also made clear that poop in the hallways is "very dangerous" and a health and safety risk.

EPA spokesman Richard Mylott gave this statement to Gov Exec: "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."

It's not clear if management ever found the pooper(s) in question. In his email, Cantor promised to "take whatever actions are necessary to identify and prosecute these individuals."

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