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  1. Civil service must be taught integrity

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... which, while not his fault, raises serious questions about standards of integrity among senior government servants more broadly. Has he been trapped by the self-protecting elite of a civil service, where the boundary between politician and bureaucrat has become indistinct? The flat swapping once engaged in by former development minister Mak Chai-kwong and his civil service colleague ...

  2. Civil service chief faults Tsang for accepting gifts

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The outgoing secretary for civil the service yesterday called Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's acceptance of gifts from tycoons ... for helping the sale. The scandal led last year to restrictions on post-civil-service employment for government officials. Yue said it was important for government officials to avoid both real ...

  3. Civil service watchdog not consulted on Leung plan

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The chief of the public service watchdog has warned that an expanded political appointment system might clash with the civil service structure. Public Service Commission chairman Nicholas Ng Wing-fui said chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying had not consulted the 62-year-old statutory body overseeing the civil service in his push to enlarge his ...

  4. Civil service not to blame, Mr Wang

    Posted Jul 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Problems with governance have been put under the public spotlight once again. This time, worryingly, the civil service has been singled out for blame for its inability to lead. ... initiative or whether they are merely passive paper pushers who can only execute decisions. One of the best legacies of British rule, the 160,000-strong civil service has been repeatedly praised ...

  5. Messy trek to new offices for civil servants

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com About 120 civil servants will have to pass through construction work to reach their offices at the new Tamar government headquarters, which is struggling to meet its deadline. The officials from the commerce and tourism branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau are the first batch of civil servants to move into the HK$5 billion ...

  6. Yvonne Choi's retirement brings top civil service reshuffle

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ho-yuen, currently permanent secretary for the civil service, will succeed Choi in January following her retirement after 37 years in the civil service. 'Miss Choi has served with strong drive and dedication in the civil service throughout the years. She has made exemplary contributions to the development of Hong Kong,' said Secretary for the Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee. Yue ...

  7. Senior civil servants' leaving rate 'bearable'

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The number of resignations by senior civil servants is still at a bearable level, the chief of the Public Service Commission says. Nicholas Ng Wing-fui, the chairman of the commission, said the annual leaving rate from the civil service, including retirements, remained stable at 4 per cent. He made the comment despite the commission noting 'with concern' in its ...

  8. Six get new posts in civil service shuffle

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of government personnel. The Civil Service Bureau yesterday announced that six civil servants have been named to new postings. Tse, 47, a rising star in the civil service, will take up her new post on April 26 and will be responsible for communications and technology policies. She will be acting at the rank of D8- the highest directorate grade for a civil servant, up from her current rank ...

  9. Civil service minister tries to allay fears of bias on grade review

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Civil service minister Denise Yue Chung-yee yesterday moved to dispel fears of bias raised by disciplined services unions, saying that government policies would not favour any ... cousins, there are police officers,' he said at the time, urging officers to reconsider marching. The Civil Service Bureau will submit its views on the grade structure review to the Executive ...

  10. Our civil service needs true credibility

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Civil servants are rarely loved, but they are also indispensable. As a colonial legacy, they have traditionally enjoyed better pay and greater prestige than most of their overseas peers. ... be accentuated. Many career servants will have difficulties adjusting to their new roles. It is, therefore, all the more challenging for the civil service to retain and attract talent, and to maintain its ...




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