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This way we've been looking a small but frustrating way his government spends your money in parts -- of our weeklong series -- -- cot.
Correspondent Douglas -- reports how hard it is to fire a federal worker.
Working for the federal government traditionally meant a trade off lower salaries but -- job security.
Today salaries are high and so is job security.
One analysis found the federal government finally one half of 1% of its workers -- fiscal year 2011.
About five times fewer than the private sector when President Carter first came to office he decided he was going to revamp the civil service process.
No one really talked to him much after that federal agencies.
It's extremely difficult to fire anyone in any agency in Leicester city and a hot tub with a wine glass and you're in charge of the GSA regional office out in the west Jeff.
-- -- the organizer -- that -- was never fired civil service regulations permitted him to retire with benefits.
Just this month another GSA executive Paul probably who was fired in the Vegas conference scandal was reinstated with eleven months backpack.
Then there was the case of an employee who was reprimanded for what supervisors called excessive flatulence.
Five pages of meticulous notes documenting his 61 infractions -- cataloged over several months.
He was notified that he had a right to a written agreements to union representation and to a civil rights complain.
Last January after all that the reprimand was withdrawn.
The three cases demonstrate the cumbersome process of discipline and the federal government.
But you can't manage an organization if you can't control who works and who doesn't.
Because of the office -- person now management rules and also the union contract with the existing system has no shortage of support.
They are the best educated public workforce and the in the United States.
And they tend to be specialized -- people who could go to a private sector and earn more money.
Some say those civil service protections serve an important function given shifting political winds.
Back in in in the past unfortunately you also recently.
Political reasons played a large role in -- Indian who got hired and fired in federal government and often when -- -- present would come in actually everyone would be fired the broader point here is.
Public employees deserve.
Due process the way other employees do.
But we don't have a protected class but otherwise you've got a disconnect there that can only lead to.
Hostility now for the first time the sequester is forcing hard choices some federal workers will be furloughed and agencies will be forced to cut back.
I think it's an opportunity for government to really look at its operations.
Because it has that the wolf can't be kept from the door.
Just today senator Tom Coburn wrote the office of personal management demanding.
That before any critical worker is furloughed opium should first target workers who quote are literally paid to do nothing.
But do not even show for work he wrote that over the past seven year period the government lost more than 9000 years of work as a result of a wall employees.
If you're -- -- how much all this is costing you the taxpayer.
Just log on a foxnews.com.
And -- story on firing federal workers -- on to the taxpayer calculator Chris.
-- thank you.
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