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Are there developed countries where elected officials can easily terminate government workers?

As per the answer to Can the US President fire government employees for poor performance? it seems like government employees are very hard to fire in the US. Are there developed countries where this ...
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Can the US President fire government employees for poor performance?

As an example, let's say President Biden orders the FBI to prepare and release a report to the general public by a certain deadline. The deadline arrives but the FBI's employees either fail to meet ...
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Why do government employees have a separate pensions fund?

In many countries government employees have a separate pension fund that pays out better than the one accessible to the general public. Likewise civil servants often go into retirement earlier than ...
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