SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — In the future, civil servants who do personal broadcasting on the Internet, such as videos uploaded to YouTube, must apply for a concurrent job permit with their agency if they meet certain profit requirements.
The Ministry of Personnel Management prepared and unveiled “standard guidelines” including such information on Monday, along with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Interior and Safety and began to look into opinions from various agencies.
So far, there have been questions about what should be observed and in which cases concurrent job permits should be granted, as there have been no specific guidelines for civil servants’ personal broadcasting activities.
The standard guidelines are designed to address these questions and prevent inappropriate action on the part of government employees.
The government believes that personal broadcasting activities for personal matter, such as hobbies and self-improvement, are not subject to regulation in principle.
However, the standard guidelines state that as civil servants, government employees should abide by obligations such as maintaining dignity, not disclosing confidential information from his or her duties and banning political movements.
It also banned content containing other people’s honor or rights violations, use of vulgar language, violent or suggestive content, and does not allow advertising of certain products or receiving sponsorship profits.
If civil servants meet the revenue-generating requirements set by each platform through their personal broadcasting activities and want to continue to operate after that, they should be given a concurrent job approval by the head of their respective agencies.
For YouTube, more than 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of playback time per year are basic requirements for generating revenue.
Permission to work at the same time as doing broadcasting is made on a yearly basis, and a second review is required to extend the position.
According to a survey conducted by the government, 63 government officials, 75 local public service employees, and 1,248 teachers are currently operating Internet broadcasting channels.
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