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Gov’t Issues Special Coronavirus Quarantine Rules for Civil Servants

Gov’t Issues Special Coronavirus Quarantine Rules for Civil Servants

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government announced Sunday a set of tough “social distancing” measures for civil servants, employees of public organizations and soldiers nationwide, kicking off a two-week intensive campaign against the spread of the coronavirus. The guidelines call for the expansion of telecommuting among public officials, flexible working hours [...]

More than Half of University Students and Workers Will Take Civil Service Exams This Year

More than Half of University Students and Workers Will Take Civil Service Exams This Year

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Roughly 40 percent of college students and office workers plan to take civil service exams this year, a recent report showed. JobKorea, the operator of a job search portal, and Albamon, a recruitment website for part-timers, jointly conducted a survey of 2201 university students and workers in their 20s [...]

Gov’t Unveils ‘YouTube Rules’ for Civil Servants

Gov’t Unveils ‘YouTube Rules’ for Civil Servants

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, [...]

Social Workers Exposed to Risk of Depression and Suicide Due to Excessive Stress

Social Workers Exposed to Risk of Depression and Suicide Due to Excessive Stress

CHUNCHEON, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Rising demand for social welfare services is placing civil servants at the risk of depression and suicidal impulses due to an excessive workload and overwhelming stress. The Gangwon Provincial Health Center recently conducted a mental health survey on 767 government employees in Gangwon Province, 13.6 percent of whom said [...]