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Annual Report
FY2013
(April2013~March2014)
National Personnel Authority
Government of Japan

Annual Report 2013 (April,2013 - March,2014) with full text

In compliance with Article 24 of the National Public Service Act, the National Personnel Authority submits its Annual Report to the Diet and the Cabinet every year.
This English version is based on extracts from the original Japanese report.

Table of Contents


Foreword

Number and Type of Public Employees

An Introduction to the NPA

Volume 1 - Personnel Administration

 Part 1. Major Trends in Personnel Administration in the Past Year
   Chapter 1. National Civil Service Reform
      1. Enactment of the Act for Partial Revision of the National Public Service Act, etc.
      2. Content of the Revision by the "Act for Partial Revision of the National Public Service Act, etc."
   
Chapter 2. Ensuring Proper Remuneration for Public Employees
      1. Report on Remuneration of Employees, etc.
      2. Handling of Remuneration Revision
   Chapter 3. Establishment of the Leave System to Accompany a Spouse, etc.
     1. Establishment of the Leave System to Accompany a Spouse
     2. Promotion of Work-Life Balance
   
Chapter 4. Securing and Developing Human Resources
     1. Announcement of the Methods of Use of English Examinations Carried Out by External Organizations
     2. Review on the Examination Period
     3. Further Improvement of Training
   
Chapter 5. Implementation of the Personnel Evaluation and Its Utilization for Personnel Management
     1. Implementation of the Personnel Evaluation and Support for Its Utilization of the Results
     2. Complaint Counseling Concerning Personnel Evaluation and Investigation of Remuneration Decision
   
Chapter 6. Relief from Disadvantageous Actions
     1. The Processing State of the Cases Pertaining to Dispositions of Dismissal to Change Status Due to the Abolition of the Social Insurance Agency
     2. The Summary of the Determinations Pertaining to Dispositions of Dismissal to Change Status Due to the Abolition of the Social Insurance Agency


Part 2. Aiming at Enlarging Initial Appointment and Promotion Opportunities of Female National Public Employees
 
   
Introduction
   
Chapter 1. Situation of Incumbency, Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female National Public Employees
    Section 1. Situation of Female Employees Among Incumbents
     1. Trends in the Ratio of Female Employees Among Incumbents
     2. Trends in the Ratio of Female Employees Among Incumbents by Age Bracket
     3. Trends in the Turnover Rates by Age Bracket
    Section 2. Situation of Female Employees at the Time of Initial Appointment
     1. Trends in the Ratio of Women Among Employees Appointed Through Examinations
     2. Situation of Applicants, Successful Candidates and Recruits of Level I Examination/
       Examination for Comprehensive Service
     3. Situation of Applicants, Successful Candidates and Recruits of Level II Examination /
       Examination for General Service (for University Graduate Level)
     4. Ratios of Female University Students by Department
    Section 3. Situation of Female Employees in Relation to Their Promotion
     1. Ratios of Female Employees Among Managerial Personnel
     2. Trends in the Ratio by Grade of the Female Employees Appointed through Level I
       Examination Among Those Subject to the Salary Schedule for Administrative Service (I)
    Section 4. Views on the Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female National Employees
     1. Views Held by the Newly Appointed Employees through Examination for Comprehensive Service, etc.
     2. Views Held by the Managerial Personnel and Female Employees


  
Chapter 2. The Measures Taken by Private Companies for Promotion of Female Employees, etc.
    Section 1. Current Situation of Promotion of Female Employees, etc. in Private Companies
    Section 2. Surveys and Hearings, etc. With Private Companies
     1. Surveys and Hearings, etc. With Private Companies that Have Actively Taken Measures for Women’s Active Roles
     2. Overview of Four Companies Subject to the Survey
     3. Results of the Surveys and Hearings
    Section 3. Summary~ Suggestions for Measures for Promotion of Women, etc. in the Public Service~
     1. Expansion of the Field for Women’s Active Roles
     2. Making a Change in the Personnel Management Following the Clear Top Management Decision
     3. Systematic Offering of Work Experience With an Eye Toward Managerial Personnel
     4. Implementation of Flexible Personnel Management Without Impact From the Handicaps Specific to Women
     5. Workplace Friendly Also to Male Employees


  
Chapter 3. Situation and Issues Relating to Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female National Public Employees in Foreign Countrie
    Section 1. The United Kingdom
     1. Current Situation
     2. Development of the Concrete Measures to Enlarge Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female Employees
     3. Evaluation of the Measures Actually Taken and the Future Measures
    Section 2. The United States of America
     1. Current Situation
     2. Development of the Concrete Measures to Enlarge Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female Employees
     3. Evaluation of the Measures Actually Taken and the Future Measures
    Section 3. Germany
     1. Current Situation
     2. Development of the Concrete Measures to Enlarge Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female Employees
     3. Evaluation of the Measures Actually Taken and the Future Measures
    Section 4. France
     1. Current Situation
     2. Development of the Concrete Measures to Enlarge Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female Employees
     3. Evaluation of the Measures Actually Taken and the Future Measures
    Section 5. Republic of Korea
     1. Current Situation
     2. Development of the Concrete Measures to Enlarge Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female Employees
     3. Evaluation of the Measures Actually Taken and the Future Measures
    Section 6. Sweden
     1. Current Situation
     2. Development of the Concrete Measures to Enlarge Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female Employees
     3. The Currently Focused Measures
    Section 7. Suggestions Derived from the Measures Taken in Foreign Countries
     1. The State of Initial Appointment, Incumbency and Promotion to Managerial Posts
     2. The Points of the Measures Taken to Promote Womens Initial Appointment and Advancement in Each Country

  
Chapter 4. Toward the Expansion of Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female National Public Employees
    Section 1. Toward the Expansion of Initial Appointment
     1. Realization of the Women’s Ratio at 30% at the Time of Initial Appointment
     2. Promotion of Public Relations Activities Targeting Women
    Section 2. Toward the Expansion of Promotion
     1. Approach to the Working Environment
     2. Approach to Consciousness and Attitude of Managers and Personnel Authorities
     3. Approach to Consciousness and Motivation of Female Employees
    Section 3. Implementation of the Measures
     1. Steady Implementation Through Establishing a Target
     2. Responsibilities of Personnel Authorities

Conclusion
Reference


  
Part 3. NPA Activities in FY2013

   
Chapter 1.Appointment and Dismissal of Employees
    Section 1. Securing Human Resources
    Section 2. Recruitment Examinations
     1. Recruitment Examination Conducted in FY2013
     2. Improvements in the Recruitment Examination System in FY2014
    Section 3. Appointments, etc.
     1. The Initial Appointment in FY2013
     2. Appointment Status Survey of National Public Employees in Regular Service
     3. Appointment to Specified Government Positions (Directors at Headquarters, etc.)
     4. Enlargement of Initial Appointment and Promotion of Female National Public Employees
     5. Promotion of Employees Appointed Through Level II and III Examinations to Senior Positions
     6. Dispatch to Law Schools
    Section 4. Promoting Appointment of Human Resources from the Private Sector
     1. Appointment of Private Sector Personnel to Invigorate the Public Service
     2. Fixed-term Appointment
     3. Fixed-term Appointment of Researchers
     4. Personnel Exchange Between the Government and the Private Sector
    Section 5. Situation Related to Changes in Status
     1. Demotion and Dismissal
     2. Temporary Retirement
     3. Reduction in Pay

  
Chapter 2. Human Resources Development
    Section 1. Outline of Training System for National Public Employees
     1. The Entire Picture of Training Systems for National Public Employee
     2. Training Courses Conducted by the Cabinet Office and Each Ministry
     3. Support for Training Courses Conducted by the Cabinet Office and Each Ministry
    Section 2. Training by Levels of Positions
     1. Inter-ministerial Joint Training for Future Senior Officials (Administrative Training)
     2. Experience-based Training Including Consultation Services at the Time of Promotion
    Section 3. Dispatch Training
     1. Overseas Fellowship Programs
     2. Domestic Fellowship Programs
     3. Overseas Study Costs Repayment System
     4. Training Program Dispatched to the Private Sector
    Section 4. Training Courses for Special Themes, etc.
    Section 5. Training Program Dispatched to the Private Sector

  
Chapter 3. Remuneration of Employees
    Section 1. Report and Recommendations on Remuneration
     1. Mechanism for Remuneration Recommendation
     2. 2013 Report
     3. Survey of Remuneration of National Public Employees
     4. Survey of Job-by-job Pay Rates in Private Industry
    Section 2. Implementation of the Remuneration Act, etc.
     1. Amendments to Remuneration System
     2. Revision of the Fixed Numbers of Officials in Each Grade of Salary Schedules

  
Chapter 4. Life Planning for Senior Personnel
    Section 1. Situation of Compulsory Retirement and Reemployment System, etc.
     1. Situation of Compulsory Retirement and Employment Extension
     2. Implementing the Reemployment
    Section 2. Support for Planning Life After Retirement

  
Chapter 5. Employees' Working Environment, etc.
    Section 1. Working Hours and Leave
     1. Situation of Overtime Work and Annual Leave
     2. Survey on the System of Working Hours and Leave
    Section 2. Health and Safety Measures
     1. Promotion of Health Management
     2. Ensuring Safety ~ Prevention of Accidents at Workplace ~
     3. Instructions and Enlightenment on Health and Safety Management~Training Seminar for Health and Safety Management~
     4. Response to the Accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant
    Section 3. Measures to Prevent Sexual Harassment
    Section 4. System for Childcare Support, etc.
     1. Expansion of the Childcare Leave System
     2. Childcare Leave Actually Taken
    Section 5. Leave for Self-Development, etc.
    Section 6. Accident Compensation
     1. Revision of the Accident Compensation System
     2. Status of the Implementation of Accident Compensation System
     3. Operation of Accident Compensation System~Appropriate Management of the Compensation System~
    Section 7. Audits
     1. Payrolls Audits
     2. Audit of Health and Safety Management
     3. Audit of Implementation of Accident Compensation
    Section 8. Service Discipline and Disciplinary Action
     1. Service Discipline
     2. Disciplinary Action
     3. The Concurrent Holding of Positions

  
Chapter 6. Employee Organization
    Section 1. Range of Managerial Personnel, etc.
    Section 2. Registration of Employee Organizations
    Section 3. Officials Acting on Behalf of Employee Organization
     1. Exclusive Engagement
     2. Short Term Engagement
    Section 4. Meetings with Employee Organizations

  
Chapter 7. Equity Process
    Section 1. Appeal Against Disadvantageous Disposition
    Section 2. Requests for Administrative Action on Working Conditions
    Section 3. Appeals for Review Related to Implementation of Accident Compensation and Appeals for Measures Related to Welfare Services
    Section 4. Appeals for Reviews Related to Remuneration Decisions
    Section 5. Consultation of Complaints

  
Chapter 8. International Cooperation
    Section 1. Status of Personnel Dispatches Based on the Employee Dispatching Act
    Section 2. International Cooperation and Exchange
     1.Invitation Program for Foreign Government Executives
     2.Cooperation with Developing Countries
     3.The China-Japan-Korea Personnel Policy Network
     4.Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program
     5.Research Groups from Abroad

  
Chapter 9. Promotion of IT for Personnel Management Duties

  
Chapter 10. NPA President's Award .

 
Volume 2 -Activities of the National Public Service Ethics Board

  
Chapter 1. Awareness-raising Activities to Maintain Ethics
     1. Thorough Familiarization with the Ethics System and Public Relations Activities
     2. Training on Maintenance of Ethics Related to Official Duties of Public Employees
     3. Hearing Opinions on the Ethics System

  
Chapter 2. Status of Reporting System Under the Ethics Act
     1. Outline of Reporting System
     2. Reports Submitted in Recent Years

  
Chapter 3. Investigations and Disciplinary Actions for Suspected Violations of the Ethics Act, etc.
     1. Outline of Investigations and Disciplinary Procedures
     2. Status of Investigations and Disciplinary Actions for Suspected Violations of the Ethics Act, etc.

  
Chapter 4. The Situation and Future Issues Concerning Public Service Ethics

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