Fox has been running pieces about the 57,000 Federal civil servants who are drawing pay but not coming into work. That's a lot. People like Lois Lerner, who ought to have been fired and prosecuted two years ago is still on the payroll, but she doesn't come into work.
The root cause of this problem is a civil service HR system that makes it impossible to fire a civil servant, no matter what. We caught a couple of 'em stealing parts out of the base warehouse. We prosecuted, obtained a conviction, but we couldn't fire 'em. That was forty years ago.
The country would be better served if upon genuine cause, and concurrence of a reasonable number of supervisors, a civil servant could be fired.