Police demand reforms to work evaluations

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 08, 2017
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff Reporter

Police workloads should be simplified and performance evaluations reformed to reduce arbitrariness, the Taiwan Policemen’s Work Rights Promotion Association said yesterday during a small protest outside the National Police Agency in Taipei.

About 15 protesters shouted slogans demanding limits to works encompassing “mountains and seas” of conflicting obligations, before passing on a list of what they said were unreasonable responsibilities to an agency official.

They cited examples ranging from checking vegetable market prices, to enforcing smoking and pollution regulations, to going door-to-door at scooter repair shops to encourage owners to reject requests to make vehicles louder.

“Making the modifications is not even illegal — so there is nothing we can do if shop owners reject our request,” said association director Shih (施) — who requested to be identified only by his last name — calling for campaign responsibility to be returned to transportation agencies.    [FULL  STORY]

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