|Children play at a kindergarten in HCM City. Photo hcmcpv.org.vn|
HCM CITY — The HCM City People’s Committee has allowed qualified public officials to work as medical workers and accountants at public education establishments so as to create a more stable workforce for these positions at schools.
Under the new regulation, public pre-schools, primary schools and high schools in the city can enter into long-term employment contracts with medical workers and accountants covered by the legal definitions of public officials under Vietnamese law.
Schools have historically had to recruit medical workers and accountants with only a one-year employment contract, making it difficult to recruit employees working in these two positions and leaving schools with an unstable workforce to perform medical and accounting work.
In 2015 the city halted the recruitment of public officials for medical staff and accountants at public education establishments under an order from the Prime Minister.
The city later submitted proposals to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Training, petitioning the Government to approve the recruitment of public officials for medical workers and accountants at public schools.
Under the new regulation, the heads of departments and chairpersons of people’s committees in all city districts and Thủ Đức City have been assigned to recruit public officials for medical staff and accountants based on schools’ needs.
Local authorities must set a limit on the number of public officials entering employment contracts as medical workers and accountants. — VNS