As you said Chev.
Anybody working for the states and doing shift work get a payment for doing shift work and also if they work over their shift they get paid the going rate of time and a half or double time. Saturday is time and a half,Sunday double time and after midnight to 6am it is double time.
Lets not forget ( depending on job ) clothes, shoes , glasses, tools for the job - free parking. Days off in lieu, if you have worked ( and been paid on overtime ) your second day off.
Also unlike the sensible private sector, if you have personal problems and unable to carry out your work you are asked to leave, because most businesses are simply unable to carry people.
In the public sector, you get full pay for four years, when you go to prison you are still paid in full just ask the judiciary department.
The Government are charged with spending the tax pound wisely, a trial case for corruption based on misuse of funds would I suggest get the full backing of the public.