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  1. 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 ...

  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 ... one.' Yue, who turns 60 in October, will end 38 years of government service on July 1, when she and Tsang leave to make way for the administration of chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. ...

  3. Our mighty civil service machine needs rewiring

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the civil service has yet to be faced. The Tsang administration not only did not bother itself with this issue but all indications are that it never occurred to the lifelong bureaucrat Donald Tsang ... experienced the frustrations of dealing with the civil service and, in the chief executive election, seen the way in which its senior officers worked on his opponent's behalf. So he owes them ...

  4. Public to get chance to suggest ideas for HK chief's new code of conduct

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Colleen Lee Public opinion will be taken into account in setting up a code of conduct that would apply to Hong Kong chief executives, says the chairman of the review committee charged with setting it up. Andrew Li Kwok-nang, the former chief justice, said the public would be able to attend an open forum on the issue- probably in the middle of April- as well ...

  5. Politics trumps public interest in job fiasco

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... for the Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee, who was the final gatekeeper in vetting his application. Although the report said Yue committed 'a grave error of judgment', it wasn't explicit about whether she should resign. Yue again made a public apology, which was widely rejected by the public. Many believe the ultimate responsibility for the fiasco rested with her; she ...

  6. However you spin it, public mood is clear

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Taken as a whole, the agitation prevailing in various ranks of the civil service has aggravated the public's perception of a beleaguered administration. Importantly, the failure ... Chris Yeung Barring a dramatic change of mood among the people, the July 1 rally today looks set to attract the biggest turnout since the 500,000-strong public uproar in 2003. From ...

  7. Cutting civil service pay will do nothing to ease financial woes

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to call for cuts in civil service pay. The argument put forward is that civil servants should share the pain. It would appear that such a pay cut is inevitable. Even Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has sent a high-profile signal to the public that he and his team are willing to 'stand shoulder to shoulder with the people' and ready to accept reduced salaries. When ...

  8. Pay 'may deter public recruits'

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... service, Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying says. On Saturday, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen revealed his new cabinet for his next term, which saw only one 'outsider' join public service. Chan Ka-keung, a business professor at the University of Science and Technology, will take on the role as secretary for financial services and the treasury. Ten of the 15 ...

  9. Tsang and team to take 5.38pc pay cut as Exco eyes civil service

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... cent pay rise. The source said a pay adjustment mechanism for political appointees was needed in the long run. Meanwhile, the administration will consult civil service unions about Exco's ... be welcomed by the public. ...

  10. Industry applauds public works scheme

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Professional and technical service providers are supporting a government decision to increase spending in public works projects by $2 billion to an average $29 billion in each ... for more public spending on smaller-scale and labour-intensive works such as recreational parks and district markets so that small- and medium-sized enterprises could take part. 'It ...




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