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.
Everything you’re saying goes against everything I have ever heard, but I presume you know wherof you speak.
PERS is the Public Employees Retirement System. It’s a much better deal than SS. This still exisits, and I know at least 2 people in it. Although they weren’t fed employees (state and county).