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Japan wants more male civil servants to take child care leave, so won't cut bonuses

The Japan Times

Japan will encourage national public servants to take child care leave by scrapping a rule to cut bonuses depending on how many days of leave they take, sources told Jiji Press on Thursday. The National Personnel Authority decided that the bonuses of national public servants will not be cut for up to one month of child care leave. The decision is designed chiefly to encourage more male national public servants to take child care leave, the sources said. The personnel authority plans to apply the new rule for bonus payments in June, the sources also said. To national public servants, bonuses are paid twice a year, in June and December.

Greensill: Top civil servant 'joined firm before quitting'

BBC News

It employed former Prime Minister David Cameron as an adviser from 2018. The Sunday Times revealed that he had contacted several ministers, including Chancellor Rishi Sunak, to push for greater involvement in government loans schemes for the company.

Greensill: Top civil servant failed to declare another job

BBC News

The news comes after Lord Pickles warned the existing guidelines on ministers and top officials taking jobs with private firms needed urgent reforms as there did not appear to be "any boundaries at all" between civil servants and the private sector.

Covid: Don't force us back into office, say civil servants

BBC News

Hospitalisations are also up, although they are still at a far lower level than during the first and second wave of infections, while almost 80% of UK adults have had a first vaccination, and more than half have had their second.

The Oscars for civil servants: Meet this year's finalists


New techniques to detect and stop terrorist-made explosives, a halt to the spread of a wildlife epidemic, a new generation of personal protective equipment to make construction workers safe, reduced medical errors -- these are some of the accomplishments of the federal employees nominated for this year's prestigious civil service awards, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. Heyman was the founder of the Partnership for Public Service and served as chairman from its start in September 2001 until his death in November 2009. The Sammies honor him and the federal employees singled out for groundbreaking work. This is the competition's 15th year. This year's winners will be announced September 20.