Robots are coming for our jobs — here are 15 they're already taking over
Notice how the only government jobs on the list are in the Post Office?! This is because it is "separate entity" from the federal government. However, there are no jobs in more need of automation than government jobs. The problem is that in government headcount, and budget are the ways to power, and so managers are loath to cut headcount, and will actually cut the actual functions of the agency before they cut headcount. The Post Office has no choice, it continues to lose billions every year, and it will have to do radical things or it will go bankrupt.
The USPS Deficit Crisis: What's the Plan? - Law Street (TM)
The USPS has to cut headcount. So it will. The rest of government could cut headcount by 50% or more but will not because headcount is too valuable for the managers. Once it happens, automation of government will end up eliminating most jobs in government, likely leaving only a few people who actually run the policy apparatus, and make sure the automation works. For example, nearly all welfare could be eliminated by simply converting the system to use the EITC, and then allowing state welfare agencies to allocate money, and verify need during the first year (this would still be paid via EITC). Then all that would be needed would be a policy, and automation maintenance units, and a outside auditing unit which would audit state actions, this would likely not be welfare agency at all but DOJ.