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Guideline on training civil servants in administrative departments

Updated: Dec 23,2016 8:56 PM

The State Council forwarded a guideline issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security for training civil servants in administrative departments during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).

The guideline requires every civil servant in administrative departments to attend training sessions of no less than 12 days or 90 class hours (separate provisions for civil servants taking on leading posts). By 2020, the attendance rate and quality of the training should be further enhanced, with online training becoming a major method, and classified trainings making breakthroughs.

According to the guideline, the training should contain the education of beliefs and ideals including core socialist values and Party policy, and of professional ethics, which is part of the compulsory subject for taking office and on-the-job training of civil servants.

Meanwhile, it includes leadership training through improving management and working methods, and training for promoting legal literacy to help them administrate by law. It also contains vocational training and training of science and humanities knowledge.

To further improve the training system, the training records will be linked with civil servants’ annual work assessment, assuming posts and promotions. It will also promote classified training targeted at the diversified needs of civil servants assuming posts in management, professional technology and administrative enforcement.

Efforts should also be made to improve the training quality for those who are assuming their first civil servant post, and new section level officials.

In addition, training projects for civil servants at the grass-roots level and basic positions in government departments will be continued. These civil servants’ annual off-job training should be no less than six days, the guideline says.

It also encourages taking advantage of modern information technology and various resources to promote online training for civil servants at administrative departments, and establishing online training platforms for courseware development and sharing.

All regions and departments are urged to include civil servant training work in their development plans and government work assessment. Meanwhile, government at all levels should guarantee the allocation of funds, strengthen supervision and management, and improve team construction of training managers.