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Culture minister calls for flexibility in employment regulations

Culture minister calls for flexibility in employment regulations

Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai expressed hope Wednesday that a draft act set for review next week will allow her ministry more flexibility to hire professionals. "Taiwan's system of talent recruitment is completely out of touch," Lung told reporters ahead of the review of an employment draft act by the Examination Yuan scheduled for next Monday. As an example, Lung pointed to current employment rules which prevent her ministry from hiring one of Taiwan's most esteemed Bangzi opera performers, Wang Hai-ling, to head the ministry's Bangzi Opera Company because Wang does not have a higher education degree. Passing the employment draft act would allow culture, science, technology and other fields to employ the best person for each position, rather than having to choose from among people already in the civil service. The act would also allow professionals hired directly by government agencies to enjoy the same benefits as civil servants, which Lung said would help convince qualified workers, like university professors, to take up public-sector jobs. Lung said that she had visited Examination Yuan President Kuan Chung earlier in the day to "once again express anxiety" and push for the act's passage. The draft act was proposed in September of 2012 by the Ministry of Civil Service under the Examination Yuan. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-03-08 15:32 GMT+08:00