Only five employees were fired from the Department of Housing and Urban Development last year out of its 7,400 tenured employees, by far the lowest rate in the entire federal government.

The Education Department had a similar apathy, firing only one person annually during many recent years, Office of Personnel Management data shows.

In the Army, the odds of a civilian employee being given the boot for not being up to snuff at any point in the last six years combined were 1 out of 69 for civilian employees.

But at the Transportation Department, an employee was only half as likely to be fired, indicating either a more professional workforce or — more likely — lower standards.

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