The U.S. government has been bolstering the powers, privileges and immunities of federal employees for years.
Career federal employees now get 8 weeks of PAID vacation annually. They are paid around twice what a private sector worker in the same field would make (and this does not include the paid vacation!).
Federal workers are increasingly immune from lawsuit, and are protected in a thousand ways from their angry constituents.
There are now more non-military government employees who carry guns than there are U.S. Marines. See here.