Social Security Administration Reprimands Worker For Gas Attack

OK, try and keep a straight face as you get "wind" of this one. The Smoking Gun posted a letter where the Social Security Administration reprimanded one of its employees for "Conduct Unbecoming A Federal Employee." What, pray tell, was so unbecoming? According to the letter, the employee was continuously “passing gas and releasing an unpleasant odor” that created a “hostile work environment.”

The Smoking Gun reports,

SSA worker (left) with his wife and yes, that is a skunk, Pepe Le Pew

The worker, a 38-year-old Maryland resident, reportedly provided evidence that he suffered from “some medical conditions” that, at times, caused him to be unable to work full days. But a SSA manager noted in the reprimand letter that, “nothing that you have submitted has indicated that you would have uncontrollable flatulence. It is my belief that you can control this condition.”

A redacted copy of the letter was recently circulated among officers of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union that represents the SSA worker. Contacted today at his office, the employee said, “I can’t talk to you about this, I’m sorry.” The employee is being represented in connection with the reprimand by a lawyer for his union, AFGE Local 1923. Cynthia Ennis, president of the Baltimore-based local, did not respond to e-mail and phone messages about the matter.

The letter indicates several times where he was reprimanded throughout 2012. In addition, it seems that they kept a daily record of dates and times of his flatulence.

The letter concludes by stating, "I consider the seriousness of your misconduct as it relates to the clarity of your understanding of the rules of conduct on and off Federal property."

According to the 5 page letter, the man did say in July that he would turn on a fan after releasing a flatulent. Of course that wasn't acceptable as according to the manager it would only “cause the smell to spread and worsen the air quality in the module." In August he told the manager he would purchase Gas X to help and still continued to release gas regularly over the next several month.

Does the SSA have a "rules of conduct" manual where flatulence are addressed? Perhaps that is why they have not fired the man yet. Seriously, I get that it is unprofessional and I don't think I could have addressed the man with a straight face, but to have dealt with this for over a year, documenting times everyday of occurrences seems a bit silly to me. However, this is a federal agency and the man in question would have probably been fired had he been at another job.

One commenter, at the Smoking Gun, gave a hilarious comment which obviously paints with a broad brush, writing, "Federal employees are expected to fart around all day. I don't know what the big deal is."

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  • retiredmillwright

    I had much rather have a employee working for America passing gas than one like Obama spending 1.4 billion of the tax payers money to go on golfing vacations

  • Al Roberts

    Attach a pipe. America needs the gas.

  • J J

    This is a typical liberal waste of time and money - our money!!! For a bodily function???

  • fliteking

    The Gov't spent time and money on THIS issue. . . a farting employee.

    Imagine how deep the Gov't waste really goes.

    The immediate supervisors in the office should be fired and have their pensions removed.

  • Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Well, I'm glad the government has all the important stuff solved. Seriously though, the first time I saw this story a week or so ago (elsewhere), yeah I had the *facepalm* / Shirley they can't be serious response. But on second read, it does sound like this guy was maybe being deliberately, even aggressively, unsanitary and offensive.

    Speaking of which, mods -- Mr Raymond below is flooding/hijacking the thread. I've flagged his entries and told him to get his own blog if he wants, but that he too is being quite rude to do this.

    • Raymond


      I've posted the truth concerning Obama & other matters
      and you're angry.

      How to Enter Heaven.

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      Not angry, just annoyed at a selfish threadjacking troll

    • Raymond

      It's time for you to leave the Jupiter 2 & return to earth.
      By the way, how long have you been lost in space?
      Just wondering.

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      The Jupiter 2 lifted from Alpha Control on 16 October, 1997, and it's been non-stop adventure ever since! You can read some original and reimagined Lost In Space stories over at the Fan Club, and catch some of Mark Goddard's early work pre-LIS as well.

  • Tutti Frutti

    The employee is rude and disgusting. Would anyone want to work with someone who smelled bad?

  • Raymond

    And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land Called America,
    having lost their morals, their initiative, and their Will to defend their liberties, chose
    as their Supreme Leader that person known as "The One."

    He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning;
    but He hypnotized the people telling them, “I am sent to save you."
    My lack of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego,
    and my Association with evil doers are of no consequence. I shall
    save you with hope and Change.

    Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the Land that he who preceded
    me is evil, that he has defiled the nation, And that all he has built must be
    destroyed. And the people rejoiced, for even though they knew not what
    "The One" would do, he had promised. That it was good; and they believed.

    And "The One" said "We live in the greatest country in the world. Help me
    change everything about it!"

    And the people said, “Hallelujah! Change is good!" Then He said, "We are
    going to tax the rich fat-cats." And the People said "Sock it to them!" "And
    redistribute their wealth." And the people said, "Show us the money!" And
    the he said, "Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody..."

    And Joe the plumber asked, "Are you kidding me? You are going to Steal my
    money and give it to the deadbeats??" And "The One" Ridiculed and taunted him,
    and Joe's personal records were hacked and publicized. One lone reporter asked,
    "Is that not Marxist policy?" And she was banished from the kingdom.

    Then a citizen asked, "With no foreign relations experience and having zero military
    experience or knowledge, how will you deal with Radical terrorists?" And "The One"
    said, "Simple. I shall sit with them and talk with them and show them how nice we really are;
    and they will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!" And the people Said, "Hallelujah!!
    We are safe at last, and we can beat our weapons into free cars for the people!"

    Then "The One" said "I shall give 95% of you lower taxes." And one, lone voice said,
    "But 40% of us don't pay ANY taxes." So "The One said, "Then I shall give you some
    of the taxes the fat-cats pay!" And the people said, "Hallelujah! Show us the money!"

    Then "The One" said, "I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell your homes!"
    And the people yawned and the slumping housing market Collapsed.

    And He said. "I shall mandate employer-funded health care for every worker and raise the
    minimum wage. And I shall give every person unlimited healthcare and medicine and
    transportation to the Clinics." And the people said, "Give me some of that!" Then he said,
    "I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas." And the people said,
    "Where is my rebate check?"

    Then "The One" said, "I shall bankrupt the coal industry and Electricity rates will skyrocket!"
    And the people said, "Coal is Dirty, coal is evil, no more coal! But we do not care for that part
    about higher electric rates." So "The One" said, “Not to worry.” If your rebate is not enough to
    cover your expenses, we shall bail you out. Just sign up with the ACORN and you troubles are over!"

    Then He said, "Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let us Grant them amnesty, Social Security,
    free education, free lunches, free medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing..." And the people
    said, "Hallelujah!" and they made him king!

    And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and Ever-higher taxes, raised their prices
    and laid off workers.

    Others simply gave up and went out of business and the economy sank like unto a rock dropped from a cliff.

    The banking industry was destroyed. Manufacturing slowed to a crawl. And more of the people were
    without a means of support.

    Then "The One" said, "I am the "the One"- The Messiah - and I am here to save you! We shall just print
    more money so everyone will have enough!" But our foreign trading partners said unto Him. "Wait a minute.
    Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have to pay more...And "The One" said, "Wait a minute.
    That is unfair!!"

    And the world said, "Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced. Lo, you have become a
    Socialist state and a second-rate power. Now you shall play by our rules!"

    And the people cried out, "Alas, alas!! What have we done?"

    But yea verily, it was too late. The people set upon The One and spat upon him and stoned him, and his name
    was dung. And the once mighty nation was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or
    shelter or hope. And the Change "The One" had given them was as like unto a poison that had destroyed them
    and like a whirlwind that consumed all that they had built.

    And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish, "Give us back our nation and our pride
    and our hope!!" But it was too late, and their homeland was no more.

    You may think this a fairy tale, but it is not. It's happening RIGHT NOW

    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      Raymond, how bout ya get your own blog? What you have done here is rude, selfish, and annoying.

    • Raymond

      What planet are you from?

    • fliteking

      Excellent. Vets standing together.

    • fliteking

      Penny - why don't you go somewhere else and post? What you have done here is rude, selfish, and annoying.

      Sit alone at lunch much?

    • Raymond


    • Penny Robinson Fan Club

      Wow, so dysfunctional. Excuse my automatic reflex to flood-trolling.

    • fliteking

      It's Ok that you are dysfunctional, but quit with the hall-monitor act.

      Ray ain't a troll.

    • Montie Rumsower

      Typical libtard hack. You are so blind to your own stupidity it is unbelievable.

    • drbhelthi

      Hello folks ! Are youse CIA/Obama pimps, or just stupid and out of touch with what is going on in the USA and the Western World ?

    • sscannell05

      Once in a while everyone needs a little sarcastic levity about the state of "OUR" Nation. If by chance it holds the truth also, maybe someone will get some education that is dearly needed. Smile a little and thank Raymond for not being (like some) negative all the time.

      I can see your dilemma, Penny Robinson was "Lost In Space" also.

    • Mary Ann Clark

      What Raymond said sound like the truth to me.

    • drbhelthi

      Marvellous allegory, Raymond !!!

      If the Congress permits the Kenyan, Hussein bin Obama, to get away with the disarmament of the USCitizenry, the remaining 10% of the USConstitution is gone. And, 90% of congress deserve to be stoned - with stones- neither prescription dope nor USGOV cocaine. Too many of them already have access to the illegal cocaine.

  • Raymond

    The Ten Planks That Are Destroying Our Country – COMMUNIST MANIFESTO.

    1. Abolition of private property: The foundation of this nation was ownership of property. The settlers came here to insure private ownership of land and our Founding Fathers made it unlawful for government to own land except for the ten square miles of Washington D.C. and such as may be needed for erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, Dockyards and other needful buildings. Today you don’t OWN your home, car, farm or most property. You are just allowed to use it as long as you pay your property taxes, buy a car license, pay for building permits and get permission from the zoning commission. Individual OWNERSHIP is only by virtue of government. To USE property we must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the powers of government.

    2. Heavy Progressive Income Tax: I believe all Americans understand the IRS. What most of them don’t realize is that we didn’t have an Income Tax until 1913. Before that year Income Taxes were considered unconstitutional.

    3. Abolition of all rights of Inheritance: We now have Estate Taxes, Inheritance Taxes, also called the Death Tax. Many a farm and small business could not be passed on to the next generation, but had to be sold in order to pay the estate taxes. Many times the IRS forces the sale, as it did in the case of the Roy Rogers Museum sale.

    4. Confiscation of property of all emigrants and rebels: Government seizures, tax liens, private land under Eminent Domain, the IRS taking property without due process and even taking “suspected” drug money from anyone carrying large amounts of cash is nothing but government confiscation of private property

    5. Central Bank: The Constitution called for Congress to “coin Money and regulate the Value thereof,” but since 1913 the Federal Reserve Bank has taken over that duty. The Federal Reserve is a “private” bank that sets interest rates and creates money out of thin air.

    6. Government control of Communications & Transportation: Today we have the Federal Communications Commission, Department of Transportation, Interstate Commerce Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration. You are not allowed to drive your car without a license.

    7. Government control of factories and agriculture: Our government has gained control of the banking industry, finance, automobile production, energy and health care. Department of Commerce, Department of Interior and the Bureau of Land Management, Department of Agriculture; all of which control land use.

    8. Government control of Labor: The Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the minimum wage law control all aspects of American businesses.

    9. Corporate Farms, Regional Planning: Corporate Agriculture now controls markets and prices of farm production. We now have Planning and Reorganization and zoning all across the nation.

    10. Government control of Education: State and Federal Departments of Education, National Education Association, Outcome Based Education, No Child Left Behind; all paid for with tax dollars.

    Karl Marx stated that these ten planks in the Communist Manifesto would be the test whether a country had become communist or not. Is America a Communist nation? Study the manifesto and the laws that have been passed by our Republican and Democrat politicians, and “you determine” if we are or if we are not a Communist Country.

  • Raymond

    The Top Ten Anti-Christian Events in 2012 are:

    10. Target took a controversial and anti-family stand when it decided to support homosexual activist groups with the proceeds from a collection of “gay pride” T-shirts sold by Target. They decided to do so even after voters throughout the country, including just recently in North Carolina, have taken a stand against homosexual marriage. But, instead of allowing its customers to voice concerns, Target has decided to block emails.

    9. The “chief diversity officer” of Gallaudet University, Dr. Angela McCaskill, was placed on paid leave and faced punishment and the possibility of loosing her job simply for signing a bill that asks for the issue to be put up for a vote so Maryland citizens can decide whether to accept or reject the redefinition of marriage.

    8. A group of peaceful demonstrators were recently assaulted in Little Rock, Arkansas during a rally against Obama-care and it’s abortion mandate. Thankfully this was all caught on camera, along with the man’s license plate number. But the police were slow to act, and seemingly had no interest in finding the aggressor

    7. At the Minneapolis Pride Festival, a Christian evangelist was pushed into a “free speech” corner by local officials. Organizers from the parade asked the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to make a “free speech zone” far away from the festival for people who disagree with homosexuality. The Board agreed, and now all opposition to the sin-fest are exiled.

    6. A Florida high school teacher was exposed after they invited a terrorist sympathizer to give pro- Islamic lectures in her classroom over the last three years. The speaker, Hassan Shibly, is on record standing up for the terrorist organization Hezbollah and defended a radical Imam who was killed after shooting at members of the FBI.

    5. Over the summer a study came out of the University of Texas, Austin that showed that children of homosexual parents were worse off financially, mentally, and relationship-wise than those with married heterosexual parents. There is a difference between children of married, heterosexual parents and same-sex parents. But the Professor who led the study was placed under an investigation by the University after homosexuals became enraged over the results.

    4.Radical homosexual activist, Dan Savage, made crude insults towards Christian students during a journalism conference for high school students. Savage is famous for producing an anti-bullying campaign that encouraged young people to come out as homosexuals. At the conference Savage engaged in a anti-Christian, Bible-bashing diatribe, hurling insults at the Christian students.

    3. In Hawaii, a new law can now force churches to make their property available to homosexuals for civil union ceremonies. While the law does protect pastors from having to perform the ceremonies, it does not provide protection for church property. Now, if a church refuses to allow the ceremonies on their property they could be subject to sanctions or fines

    2. California legislature voted to stop Christian counselors from providing help for children struggling with same-sex attraction. Now, counselors are unable to even suggest that it’s possible to overcome same-sex attractions.

    1. President Obama endorsed homosexual "marriage,” invoking Christ to try to justify his anti-Christ position. In his announcement, Obama said “...when [I] think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated.”

  • Raymond

    Wild Bill - Obama's Job Evaluation..................

  • Raymond

    Wild Bill - Rumblings of Dictatorship.

  • Raymond

    Sometimes you just cannot argue with the numbers. If these numbers are
    correct and true, the USA has bigger problems on their hands other than who
    was elected President.

    From Bill O'Reilly's message board..

    Most everyone suspected fraud, but these numbers prove it and
    our government and media refuse to do anything about it.

    As each state reported their final election details, the
    evidence of voter fraud is astounding. Massive voter fraud has been
    reported in areas of OH and FL, with PA, WI and VA, all are deploying
    personnel to investigate election results.

    Here are just a few examples of what has surfaced with much
    more to come.

    * In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama
    received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for
    Romney. (a mathematical and statistical impossibility).

    * In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of
    the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their
    polling locations - and not one single vote was recorded for Romney.
    (another statistical impossibility).

    * In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only
    98,213 eligible voters.

    * In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered
    eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.

    * The National SEAL Museum , a polling location in St. Lucie
    County, FL had a 158% voter turnout..

    * Palm Beach County , FL had a 141% voter turnout.

    * In Ohio County , Obama won by 108% of the total number of
    eligible voters.

    NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID
    and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote.

    Imagine that!