According to USA Today,
Death — rather than poor performance, misconduct or layoffs — is the primary threat to job security at theEnvironmental Protection Agency, the Small Business Administration, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Office of Management and Budget and a dozen other federal operations.
The federal government fired 0.55% of its workers in the budget year that ended Sept. 30 — 11,668 employees in its 2.1 million workforce. Research shows that the private sector fires about 3% of workers annually for poor performance, says John Palguta, former research chief at the federal Merit Systems Protection Board, which handles federal firing disputes.
The Federal Communications Commission (which should be shut down due to technological obsolescence - there is no longer any legitimate economic reason for its existence - and the fact that it is a slap in the face to the U.S. Constitution, specifically that part about FREE SPEECH) had more people die while employed than terminated for poor job performance.
Yeah. You're more likely to die than get fired as a Federal worker (at least in several agencies).
This is yet another reason why government workers should NOT be allowed to unionize.