EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is seeking to eliminate 25 percent of the 15,000 employees at the agency. That's a good start, as only 6.5% are considered "essential", according to the government's own numbers. A lot of them don't really do much in the way of work, anyhow:
The geologist in the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation downloaded over 7,000 pornographic files on an agency server and admitted to masturbating at work. He received paid leave for nearly two years after being caught.
And there were multiple other people caught viewing porn, drinking or smoking dope on the job, etc. It seems reasonable to suspect that the feds could do with a whole lot fewer EPA "employees".