The Ministry of Personnel Management (MPM) is a central government agency of the Republic of Korea responsible for designing and implementing a variety of public personnel policies including recruitment, human resource development, remuneration, welfare and pension programs affecting public officials of Korea. In November 2014, the MPM was newly established under its current name to reinforce a fair, transparent and balanced innovation throughout the civil service system in Korea. Currently, the MPM consists of 8 bureaus and 23 divisions, and two affiliated organizations including the National Human Resources Development Institute (NHRDI) and the Appeals Commission totaling 538 employees (354 in head office, 184 in affiliated organizations, as of Nov. 2018).