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    Federal Employees Can Start Fearing for Their Jobs

    They’re fired — maybe. The president-elect has made no bones about his disdain for big government, promising to eliminate the EPA, among other things, while his surrogates have suggested mass government job cuts, along with gutting civil service job protection. But will he actually do it? With a Republican-led Congress, anything’s possible, like his other promise to triple the size of at least one government agency — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — whose employees might not appreciate having their job security stripped down to something resembling gig work. 

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