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Human Resource Development

Our Ministry equips government employees with a clear sense of duty and commitment for public service, future-oriented capabilities and expertise. We provide new recruits with education on public service values, and basic training necessary to perform their tasks. In addition, leadership training is offered to those promoted to deputy director (grade 5), director (grades 3-4) and the Senior Civil Service (SCS). It is mandatory for officials of grade 4 or below to receive minimum 100 hours of training each year, and the training results are reflected in promotion. We also provide specialized education to enhance expertise in each field.

Our training portal (HRD Information Center: provides information on the government’s HRD policies and domestic and foreign education programs offered for civil servants. The site allows government employees to access information such as training program schedules and training materials and to upload training reports which should be submitted upon completion of training.

Career Development Path - Education system

Education system


We have created an environment where government employees can receive various forms of education services tailored to the users anytime and anywhere, through smart education. We offer online and mobile courses on public administration, administrative and job skills development, as well as liberal arts and humanities subjects. Our smart education also supports an open online forum where learners can discuss and share information on topics of interest.

An Intelligent, Open Platform for public HRD

The Korean government provides various HRD programs including a group training and constant training system for capacity building of its public officials, but the traditional approach only provides a limited amount of learning resources and the cycle of content creation and supply is too long, which poses an issue of its learning content being misaligned with what is actually needed in the field.

To respond to such a changing environment, the MPM embarks on a three-year project to build an intelligent, open platform for public HRD which is implemented in three phases from 2020 till 2022. It is designed to introduce new technologies such as AI and big data into public official training and to build a stronger tie with the latest private sector content. In an ever-changing policy landscape, the new system will contribute to bringing about innovation to the HRD system by empowering public officials to develop professional expertise in a more efficient way.

Training for each grade, Outsourced training
Human Resources Development At a Glance 2018