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Use of Video Conference and Mobile Payment Increases Among Public Officials

Use of Video Conference and Mobile Payment Increases Among Public Officials

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The working habits of public officials at South Korea’s central government bodies are shifting fast towards non-face-to-face format in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. According to an analysis by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, the number of PC-based video conferences held at the nation’s government agencies [...]

Public Officials Win Awards for Creativity and Expertise

Public Officials Win Awards for Creativity and Expertise

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Civil servants who actively handled their work based on creativity and expertise for the public good, including the improvement of unreasonable regulations, have been awarded by the government. Four officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance, who were selected as outstanding public servants for “Active Administration,” received an [...]

Korea Forest Services Extends Consultation Program

Korea Forest Services Extends Consultation Program

DAEJEON, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the Korea Forest Service on Thursday, a consultation service to prevent forest disease and insect pests featuring retired public officials will continue this year. The consultation was introduced in 2017 to utilize exemplary retired government employees with expertise and experience as human assets of the nation. This [...]

South Korea Sees Widening Wealth Gap Between Leadership Class and Average Households

South Korea Sees Widening Wealth Gap Between Leadership Class and Average Households

SEJONG, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) – The average wealth of South Korea’s leadership class – public officials, lawmakers, and high-ranking judges – was almost six times higher than members of the general public, recent data showed. According to Sunday’s asset disclosures released by the Government Public Ethics Committee, the Supreme Court of Korea and the [...]