There are no government agencies where people are so strongly incentivized to get the job done that they tolerate someone even slightly odd, pull anyone from retirement, or deal personally with any hassle at all.

A very few private organizations have these incentives, and they're mostly places where people are directly rewarded in proportion to the quality of their work, e.g. hedge funds.

I can't help thinking of this every time I see someone have this interaction in fiction. What an interesting world those people live in.