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Fever for Civil Service Exams Leads to Social and Economic Losses: Study

Fever for Civil Service Exams Leads to Social and Economic Losses: Study

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study suggests that policy is needed to reduce national losses from the high competition rate for civil service exams. According to a thesis published by Park Sung-jae, a senior fellow at the Korea Labor Institute, the number of Koreans preparing for state exams to recruit public servants shot [...]

Seoul District Introduces Wearable Cam to Protect Public Servants from Malicious Petitioners

Seoul District Introduces Wearable Cam to Protect Public Servants from Malicious Petitioners

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Dongdaemun District Office in Seoul has announced the introduction of a ‘wearable cam’ to protect public servants in charge of civil affairs from malicious petitioners’ abusive language and violence. Wearable cams are wearable video recording devices that are used to record on-site situations by police officers and firefighters. [...]

Gov’t Relaxes Hiring Regulations for Public Servants in Case of National Disasters Like Pandemic

Gov’t Relaxes Hiring Regulations for Public Servants in Case of National Disasters Like Pandemic

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 [...]

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 [...]