Young career bureaucrats retire more than four times As much as Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato “needs to improve the environment” November 20 at 8:45 p.m.
In connection with the increase in the number of “general positions” of national civil servants in their 20s who retired for their own convenience more than four times in fy2013 last year, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato expressed the recognition that it is necessary to correct long working hours and create an environment that makes it easier for public officials to work.
According to the Cabinet Personnel Bureau, the number of “general positions” of national civil servants in their 20s who retired for their own reasons was 87 last year, more than four times higher than the 21 in FY2013.
In connection with this, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato pointed out at an afternoon press conference, “I think there are times when employment is diversifying, but I think there are problems with the environment and work styles that make it difficult for people to realize their dreams by becoming civil servants.”
On that basis, he said, “It is necessary to work while correcting long working hours and enhancing private life with a sense of work, which leads to responding not only to working people but also to the thoughts of the people who expect from each government office.”