The time and energy required to fire unproductive government employees is excessive and dissuades action. As a result, the effort is rarely made. The employee continues to be unproductive and the rest of the office is forced to pick up the load. Poor productivity is not tolerated in the private, for profit sector. Shouldn’t be when working for the government either.
Rank all Federal employees. Any employee in the bottom 5% for 2 consecutive years can be fired.
Ranking can include exams relevent to their position if appicable, as well as performance thoughout the year.
Additionally, all new hires must go through a 2 year probation, and can be fired at any time during those 2 years.