SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has opened the way for municipal governments to beef up the number of local public servants in case national disasters like COVID-19 pandemic occur.
According to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety on Tuesday, the government held a Cabinet meeting and passed a partial revision of the law concerning the appointment of local public servants.
At present, those who pass each municipal government’s open competition appointment test are appointed as local public servants in the order of their ranking in the examination when there are vacancies.
However, when there are no vacancies, they can be appointed one year later.
The revision enabled the heads of municipal governments to hire new employees ahead of schedule, even if there are no vacancies, as a way to swiftly supplement the workforce during massive national disasters.
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