Foundation must cut benefits: agency

BETTER THAN EXPECTED:A Budget Center report showed employees have received more bonuses than are granted to civil servants, including for three major holidays

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 06, 2016
By: Chen Yu-hsuan / Staff reporter

The Legislative Yuan’s Budget Center recently advised the cash-strapped Veterans and Veterans’ Dependents Foundation to reduce the benefits it grants to its staff, which are better than what civil servants are entitled to.

The center recently said that the foundation not only allots 1.5 months of pay to its workers for year-end bonuses, in line with the standard for civil servant benefits, it also grants special bonuses during three major holidays — Lunar New Year, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival — and NT$35,000 as a performance bonus for each senior employee evaluated as having performed well.

The center said those benefits surpassed those enjoyed by public servants and should be eliminated.

During deliberation over the central government’s general budget for 2013, the Legislative Yuan passed a resolution stating that foundations established with government aid are under the aegis of government policies, they are public interest groups and should act as such, the center said.     [FULL  STORY]

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