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EPA Reports 6.5% of Employees 'Essential'

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By    |   Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017 01:12 PM

Inspector general reports on the Environmental Protection Agency detail multiple instances of misbehavior as well as a statement that only 6.5 percent of its employees are "essential," according to The Washington Free Beacon.

1,069 of its employees out of 16,205 were deemed essential in 2013, according to Reuters.

One EPA official, a geologist, was caught watching pornography for over six hours a day. He received paid leave for nearly two years after that. Another employee was suspended for five days after saying he watched pornography regularly at work for several years.

Another employee was a convicted child molester, and was paid $55,000 to retire because he could not be fired, according to the Washington Examiner.

Other employees were caught with marijuana. One was arrested after attempting to bring 3 grams and a pipe through a security checkpoint at an Internal Revenue Service facility, and another was said to have marijuana growing in her residence. She was put on administrative leave until her 2014 retirement.

In an EPA Denver office, employees defecated in the hallway, according to a Free Beacon report in 2014.

The Washington Post in March detailed some plans for the EPA that were ordered by the Office of Management and Budget, including laying off 25 percent of its employees and ending 56 programs.

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Inspector general reports on the Environmental Protection Agency detail multiple instances of misbehavior as well as a statement that only 6.5 percent of its employees are "essential," according to The Washington Free Beacon.
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