A more thorough verification that meets the public's eye level is needed, but in the Yoon Seok-yeol administration, the Blue House's senior civil affairs office disappears, and the Ministry of Justice takes over the personnel verification task.

A new personnel verification organization is established under the direct control of the Attorney General.

In this case, there are also criticisms that Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon is actually taking on the role of senior civil affairs officer, and that his authority is excessively concentrated.

Correspondent Hong Young-jae.


The agency of the Ministry of Justice, which will take charge of the personnel verification of public officials on behalf of the Senior Civil Service Office, has been designated as the Personnel Information Management Team.

It is a 20-member body directly under the minister's office, and under the head, personnel information 1 and 2 officers collect social and economic information, respectively, and up to 4 prosecutors can be appointed.

If the organization is established after a preliminary notice of legislation and the resolution of the State Council, it is likely that it will start with the verification of the successors of Minister of Education, Deputy Prime Minister Kim In-cheol, and Welfare Minister Jeong Ho-young, who fell out.

The verification department was removed from the Ministry of Justice to separate the personnel recommendation and verification functions, but concerns about bias remain.

The HR Planning Officer, HR Secretary, and Public Official Discipline Secretary, who are in charge of personnel functions in the presidential office, all come from the prosecution.

In addition, the prosecution is directly led by Minister Han Dong-hoon, a former prosecutor, while the current and former prosecutors are in charge of both the recommendation and verification of public officials.

[Jinah Cha/Professor, Graduate School of Law, Korea University: The president and the Ministry of Justice are united, and each department is invisible, and it can be a kind of politics led only by the Minister of Justice and the President.

That part is quite worrisome...


The opposition party criticized a minister who took the minister's existing powers of commanding investigations and personnel inspection of the prosecution, as well as the authority to verify personnel, and criticized that he had risen to the position of an order of communication in name and reality.

[Kim Nam-guk / Democratic Party's Spokesperson: The Minister of Justice, who is in charge of personnel verification, has in fact more power than the Prime Minister.

It is no wonder that I even called it Han Dong-hoon, a communication order.]

Opposition parties are raising concerns that personnel verification is not included in the scope of the justice minister's duties under the Government Organization Act, but the government is in the position that there is no problem using the delegation provisions of the presidential decree. .

As if conscious of the controversy, the Ministry of Justice announced that it plans to appoint a non-prosecuting person as the head of the personnel information management team.

(Video coverage: Seol Min-hwan, video editing: Lee Seung-hee, CG: Kim Jong-un)