A report released by the Department of the Interior on Monday, April 10, 2017, accuses Yosemite National Park's former superintendent of having created both a hostile and discriminatory work environment for the park's female employees. The department's Inspector General cites having interviewed at least 71 park employees that were able to corroborate the allegations.
In the department's report, many of the park's employees interviewed cited that they overheard the 37-year veteran of the park service making condescending comments about his employees and their abilities. During his seven years in one of the top leadership roles at the park, employees reported having overheard him refer to their peers as "lazy," "bozo," or "stupid". Of all of the comments he is alleged to have made, most were directed at his female employees.