Fake employees who win awards. Workers building comfy warehouse hideaways. Big bucks shelled out for for pricey “happiness experts.” And professionally produced office dance videos.

No, it’s not the plot of a “Seinfeld” episode. It’s just the daily goings-on at the U.S. federal government.

But no one’s laughing at the waste of taxpayer money and the violation of public trust. (Or the IRS’s Gilligan’s Island-themed training video. It just wasn’t funny.)

The last few days have produced story after story of astounding government incompetence.