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Acceptance Rate of Public Service Examination Proportional to Household Income

Acceptance Rate of Public Service Examination Proportional to Household Income

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that the chances of passing a public service examination are proportional to household income. The study showed that public service examinations, commonly understood as an opportunity to get a job regardless of social status, can also be subject to inequality. According to a recent [...]

Gov’t Turns to Technology for New Public Service Initiatives

Gov’t Turns to Technology for New Public Service Initiatives

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government plans to provide a 24-hour civil consultation service, protect victims of crimes using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and develop a blockchain-based customs system for exporting products. South Korea’s Ministry of Public Administration and Safety announced on Wednesday that it had selected three projects to [...]

Moon’s New Take on Government Employment Leads to Growing Civil Service

Moon’s New Take on Government Employment Leads to Growing Civil Service

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of employees working for local governments has exceeded 300,000 for the first time, topping 303,401 as of end of last year, announced the Ministry of the Interior on Monday.  South Korea first adopted regional municipalities in 1995, when local governments hired 277,387 employees. The number of firefighters [...]

Work Exchange Program Offers Government Officials Temporary Work at Commercial Firms

Work Exchange Program Offers Government Officials Temporary Work at Commercial Firms

BUSAN, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – The Temporary Private Enterprise Exchange Program was first implemented in February by the Busan Metropolitan Government, allowing civil servants the opportunity to take up employment at commercial firms for a certain period of time, until they return to their government posts of origin.  The system was initially met with [...]

Government to Nurture Civil Servants with Focus on Professional Expertise

Government to Nurture Civil Servants with Focus on Professional Expertise

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting next year, the Korean government will implement a “specialized civil servant” policy.  According to the Ministry of Personnel Management (MPM), specialized civil servants will focus on their specific field of expertise, unlike conventional government workers who tend to move frequently across different departments throughout their career. The new [...]

Government Improves Policies for Public Servants

Government Improves Policies for Public Servants

SEOUL, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Personnel Management revealed Tuesday that cancer, depression, and the suicide of public service members will now be recognized as official occupational health incidents if they’re related to official duties.  Occupational health incidents refer to illnesses or injuries related to, or resulting from, official work duties. In [...]