õThe Central Personnel Administration (CPA)

The Central Personnel Administration (CPA) is a human resource management professional staff agency of the Executive Yuan. It was created by the President on September 16, 1967 in compliance with the ROC Constitution and the Additional Articles. Because of its positive role and function, the CPA became a standing agency under the Executive Yuan in accordance with the CPA Organization Act enacted on December 30, 1993. The CPA is responsible for the overall personnel administration for all the ministries and agencies under the Executive Yuan. But then the CPA's activities relating to examination and personnel institutions are also overseen by the Examination Yuan due to the Five-Power Constitution System.

õMinister of Civil Service

The "civil service system" refers to the various systems and relationships of guidelines, standards, procedures, and methodologies established by government agencies for managing their civil servants and carrying out their official duties. The civil service system therefore refers to a comprehensive system for handling personnel affairs, and includes the entire process from selection and hiring to retirement pensions and survivor relief payments. All government agencies must employ effective management methods and measures to find, employ, cultivate, and retain the officials and civil servants needed to achieve their missions and objectives. A civil service system may also be called a "public employee management system."
The ROCs civil service system consists of relevant laws and implementation measures governing organizational structure and civil servants classification, selection, hiring, qualification screening, pay, performance evaluation, promotion and transfer, protection, training, advanced study, awards and commendations, compensation, benefits, retirement, and relief payments; moreover, these laws and measures are all mutually interconnected and complementary. And apart from the structured and static aspects mentioned above, the civil service system also includes psychological and dynamic aspects such as civil servants' personality respect, morale, work balance and satisfaction, incentives and social environmental impact and adjustment.
Civil servants are the key to implement a countrys administrative affairs so it is very important for a government to well manages its own personnel. A government must therefore possess a sound, comprehensive civil service system in order to recruit and make effective use of outstanding personnel, ensure that there are competent people for every task, and provide reasonable safeguards so that all civil servants are at ease and willing to do their work to the best of their abilities.