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, remuneration, human resource development, welfare and pension programs, and ethics and disciplines 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 29 divisions, and two affiliated organizations including the National Human Resources Development Institute (NHI) and the Appeals Commission totaling 594 employees (403 in head office and 191 in affiliated organizations, as of 31 May 2022).