Census Memo: Please Stop Napping at Work

Another government memo warns of exploding toilets
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2011 12:19 PM CDT
Wake up, you're at work.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The Federal Eye blog at the Washington Post picks up on two memos to government employees not of the usual variety (we hope):

  • Nap time: Census Bureau officials fielding increased complaints about workers "sleeping in public areas" of its Maryland headquarters cracked down: “Sleeping on the premises is not acceptable behavior. It is manifestly unprofessional and creates an impression of carelessness, which unfairly impugns the hard work of the entire Census community. Moreover, such behavior can lead to safety problems in the event of an emergency." It also urged workers to seek medical help if they feel drowsy. Full post here.

  • Exploding toilets: After a toilet exploded and sent a female employee of the General Services Administration to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, GSA workers got this warning: “DO NOT flush toilets or use any domestic water. Due to a mechanical failure, there is high air pressure in the domestic water system that resulted in damage to toilets.” Full post here.

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