Since when is THIS a perk of a government job

Remember the old days when you would get fired for lewd activities on the job?

Apparently, the bar has been lowered, and watching porn is now a perk of government jobs.

From CBS News:

At the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), red tape is preventing the removal of a top level employee accused of viewing porn two to six hours a day while at work, since 2010. Even though investigators found 7,000 pornographic files on his computer and even caught him watching porn, he remains on the payroll.

At a Congressional hearing, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy was asked why she hadn’t fired the employee and said, “I actually have to work through the administrative process, as you know.”

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The administrative process meant to prevent against politically motivated firings is the civil servant protection system. The rules give employees the right to appeal a termination, a process that can take up two years.

I’d love to know how there can be any bureaucracy that allows an employee to watch porn on the job and not be fired instantaneously.

 

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