The misconduct alleged against the former development chief is all the more surprising because of the many integrity checks he underwent during his 30 years in the civil service.Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am
Mainland media have been abuzz since a senior National People's Congress deputy said the number of civil servants had grown by one million a year for the past four years.28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The question of public service pay can be a sensitive one. Any change, be it pay rise or cut, can provoke a strong response in the community, as we have seen in the past. The question of how much ministers and civil servants are worth depends on a number of factors, such as their performance, pay levels in the private sector and the state of the economy. Sometimes, public opinion plays a part.13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
I raised concerns on their [civil servants'] behalf but I got very little support from the major parties ... So civil servant unions were very disappointed, and they realised it's really time that they should have their own representatives.
Regina Ip, chairwoman, The New Same-Old-Has-Beens Party, SCMP, March 2122 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
The select committee studying the case of former housing director Leung Chin-man should have been more selective.14 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
A recent Yahoo news report on who gets paid what in the Obama White House brings to the fore some eye-popping facts about top-level public service pay in President Barack Obama's administration.11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
The Executive Council has endorsed a proposal to cut the pay of university graduates who have joined the civil service since October 1 by about HK$2,000 a month.
Civil servants in 36 ranks will be affected. Their minimum starting salaries will be reduced from HK$21,880 to HK$19,835 a month, saving HK$10 million a year.19 May 2010 - 12:00am
Bankers' bonuses have been a hot topic of late. Perhaps it is time to add the perks of civil servants to the debate. Their fringe benefits and high wages have made them truly a special interest group. A strong case has been made against the pernicious effects of the incentives to risk-taking created by the high bonuses of bankers and financers on an economy.21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Secretary for Civil Service Denise Yue Chung-yee denied yesterday the government was taking the lead by cutting the starting salaries of civil servants with university degrees, saying the findings of a recent survey were only a reflection of market trends.16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
The government's proposed 5.38 per cent pay cut for senior civil servants is likely to clear a hurdle in the legislature tomorrow despite last-minute efforts by some lawmakers to minimise the reduction.15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am