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Gov’t to Allow Public Servants to Use Laptops for Work

Gov’t to Allow Public Servants to Use Laptops for Work

SEOUL, Dec. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has decided to allow public servants working for the central government or municipal governments to use laptops for work. The nation’s public servants have been prohibited from using laptops for work thus far to prevent confidential administrative information from being leaked. At administrative offices, they were encouraged [...]

Growing Number of Stay-at-home Moms Preparing for Gov’t Employee Examinations

Growing Number of Stay-at-home Moms Preparing for Gov’t Employee Examinations

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of married women are simultaneously engaged in child-rearing, homemaking, and studying for government employee examinations. An online study forum for government employee exams, with more than 350,000 members, has over 160 related posts written by female students. Most of them are women who had to suspend [...]

S. Korea Toughens Regulations on Public Servants’ Real Estate

S. Korea Toughens Regulations on Public Servants’ Real Estate

SEOUL, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Government officials and public employees involved in real estate affairs will be required to register their assets with the authorities, the Ministry of Personnel Management said Sunday. The ministry last week preannounced the latest revision to the enforcement ordinance of the Public Service Ethics Act. The new rules will [...]

No. of Ranking Female Public Servants at Central Gov’t Tops 100 Last Year

No. of Ranking Female Public Servants at Central Gov’t Tops 100 Last Year

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of high-ranking female public servants in central government agencies surpassed 100 for the first time last year, government data showed Wednesday. The number of women in senior government roles reached 102 last year, accounting for 6.7 percent of the total ranking central government officials, according to the [...]

Public Servants to Work Fewer Hours While Pregnant

Public Servants to Work Fewer Hours While Pregnant

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Under an amendment to current labor laws, going forward public servants in South Korea will be permitted to work fewer hours while pregnant. According to a proposal unveiled by the Ministry of Personnel Management on Wednesday, female public servants will work two hours less during pregnancy, while those with children [...]