WASHINGTON (AP) — Some senior officials at the Federal Air Marshal service made fun of veterans, homosexuals and minorities, creating what employees described as an unpleasant work environment at an agency with a mission that requires operating mostly under the radar, government investigators found.

One example of discriminatory behavior described in a report from the Homeland Security Department inspector general was a mock "Jeopardy!" game board in the Orlando field office. The game designated categories for veterans, women, blacks, Hispanics and homosexuals with derogatory titles, like "Our Gang" for black employees. The report did not go into further detail about the game, only describing it as "extremely offensive." The game's creators do not work at the agency anymore.

In the report, expected to be released Thursday, the inspector general found that while many employees perceived unfair treatment regarding assignments and promotion, there is not a culture of widespread discrimination and retaliation across the whole agency. It also found that the problems in Orlando never affected the agency's mission. But the perceptions, the report said, were so "extensive" that the inspector general determined they could not be dismissed.

Federal Air Marshal Service Director Robert Bray described the "Jeopardy!" board as "egregious and despicable." Bray told The Associated Press that as soon as the agency's leadership found out about it, there was immediate action: Two of the employees responsible left and the other was fired.

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