Don’t they have PERS instead of SS?
They pay social security and pay into a 401k. Your back in the 1970’s. Never heard of “PERS” They pay for their health insurance, the private sector’s health insurance is usually cheaper. Most of the Federal workforce has at least a college degree. Also, most of the Federal workforce are located in metropolitan, high cost localities. If they don’t do their job they do get fired. It is not difficult to fire a federal employee.