“This? me? why?” 83% of MZ civil servants live as ‘just office workers’

Director A of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said, “Recently, I am suffering from headaches because of young officers who consistently adopt the ‘three-way’ (this, me, and why) attitude.” There are many,” he said.

Recently, on an online bulletin board called ‘Korean Civil Servant Office’, a public official said, “I do YouTube with ‘Bukkae’ (a slang term for a secondary character/second self), and I earn 6 million won a month.” If you add it up, it’s 8 million won, but there’s no job like this because it’s a hobby.”

Amid controversy over the complacent response of public officials due to the recent limping of the Jamboree and failure to deal with heavy rain, it is pointed out that the foundation and discipline of the public service society, which is based on the principle of serving the public, are shaking. This is because the ‘sense of calling’ for public office has collapsed, and lax discipline and complacency have been found to be serious in both central and local governments. In the midst of this, more and more civil servants are seeking higher salaries and treatment and leaving for private companies one after another.

On the 16th, as a result of Maeil Business Newspaper’s analysis of the survey data of the Korean Society for Public Administration, 83.3% of 120 메이저놀이터civil servants in the 5th to 9th grades of the MZ generation (born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s ) said, “Public officials are economically equal to workers in private companies.” It was found that they thought of themselves as ‘profit-oriented office workers’. Related articles A5 page

This is a departure from the current service regulations for public officials, which define public servants as volunteers for all citizens and prioritize public officials’ separation of public and private affairs, establishment of work discipline, and respect for order. Only 11.7% responded that public officials were not office workers.

According to the results of a recent fact-finding survey on public office life conducted by the Korea Institute of Public Administration, public officials’ organizational commitment was 3.2 out of 5 points, the lowest since 2017 when statistics were compiled. Organizational commitment is an index that measures the will to work for organizational success, a sense of belonging, and the will to perform duties. A total of 6,170 public officials from 47 central administrative agencies and 243 metropolitan and basic self-governing bodies participated in the survey.

The problem is that the awareness of young officials who will lead Korean policy in the future is rapidly weakening. The organizational commitment score (2.9 points) of young bureaucrats with less than five years of service was the lowest overall.

There has been a significant increase in cases of breach of discipline in public office as well as misconduct or accidents. On the 15th, in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province, an incumbent marine police officer was arrested on suspicion of murdering and fleeing a woman in her 30s.

Lee Geun-myeon, former head of the Personnel Innovation Department, said, “Public officials who did not understand the nature of the job of civil servants have gone through outdated personnel systems such as the rotational work system, and the problem of lack of expertise has become aggravated.” said.

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