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Anti-corruption Week on procurement supervision practices for adjunct ethics officers’ expertise

Anti-corruption Week on procurement supervision practices for adjunct ethics officers’ expertise
Reporter: Yang Shuei-Yong / County Government

After the third seminar of the 2017 Anti-corruption Week, titled “Adjunct Government Ethics Officers Education and Training,” the Kinmen County Government will offer the “Anti-corruption Volunteers” training, running from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today. In the morning session, Changhua County Chenggong Elementary School principal Chen Jing-Ting will deliver a lecture on how to write anti-corruption stories, while in the afternoon session, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ Materials Testing Laboratory Pavement Section chief Hong Ming-Ze will give a talk on national supervision—introduction to laws and practices regarding road inspections. The Anti-corruption Week, organized by the Civil Service Ethics Department of the Kinmen County Government, was launched from October 16th and will last five days. The campaign consists of six major events, including promotion of law and discipline for new civil servants, expositions of the law on property declaration and of avoidance of conflict of interest, adjunct government ethics officers education and training, honoring models of probity, focus group discussion on a questionnaire about anti-corruption, and anti-corruption volunteers training, for the purpose of advocating magistrate Chen Fu-Hai’s principle of honesty and promoting law-related education for the civil servants of the county government and its institutions and schools as well as the general public.
The third seminar of the Anti-corruption Week, titled “Adjunct Government Ethics Officers Education and Training,” took place on October 18th at the Environmental Protection Bureau’s large conference room. It targeted the staff of the county government and its Civil Service Ethics Department and adjunct government ethics officers, and a total of more than 60 Civil Service Ethics Department staff and adjunct government ethics officers attended the seminar. The Civil Service Ethics Department director Ke Wei-Hong said that the newly-appointed director of Fujian Kinmen District Court’s Civil Service Ethics Office, Chen Huang-Sing, served as the lecturer at the seminar. He started with the amendments to the procurement standards and led the discussion on the procurement supervision regulations; moreover, by citing and analyzing procurement supervision cases and spot checks on procurement deficiencies conducted by the Ministry of Audit, he reminded the attendees to pay attention to matters that should be noted when supervising procurement cases. The participants learned many valuable lessons from his lecture.
Holding a Master of Laws from National Quemoy University, Chen Huang-Sing served as Kinmen County Civil Service Ethics Department Investigation Section chief, Prevention Section chief and executive officer, and other posts. In addition to complete and solid qualifications at grass-roots level, he has obtained an advanced procurement specialist certificate, Ke Wei-Hong said, adding that Chen has even been employed as a procurement audit team member, a construction inspection team member, a regulatory review team member, and other important positions by the county government, given his interdisciplinary procurement expertise. Therefore, this seminar focused on procurement supervision practices so that Chen could impart his professional procurement knowledge and skills to the attendees.
Moreover, the Civil Service Ethics Department pointed out that anti-corruption law and discipline education is vital to civil servants’ career because probity is linked to the international competitiveness of a country—and more importantly, the implementation of anti-corruption law and discipline education is the key to preventing government employees from violating the law. Only with the comprehensive implementation of the education can the government staff meet the requirements for “openness,” “revitalization,” and “convenience” in the course of performing their official duties in line with law, thus providing county residents with quality services.

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  • Date:2017-12-19