MOF Personnel to Be Rated by Subordinates

Politics

Tokyo, Oct. 19 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Ministry of Finance plans to adopt a personnel evaluation system involving subordinates and others in 2019 as part of an effort to prevent irregularities after a series of scandals at the ministry, according to informed sources.

The "360-degree evaluation" system calls for multifaceted reviews of employee performance by multiple people, including not only superiors but also other colleagues including subordinates.

It is designed to help personnel to understand and accept their shortcomings and encourage them to work on improvements.

The MOF hopes to create an organizational environment conducive to smooth communication, the sources said. It is looking at the application of the new rating system in regional offices, they said.

The ministry also plans to set up a whistle-blowing system to allow personnel to expose illicit behavior.

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