It was found that the airline mileage that was not returned by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport civil servants upon retirement was enough to cover more than 170 round trips to the United States. It is pointed out that since there is no regulation requiring individuals to return the public mileage accumulated upon retirement, it has degenerated into a ‘retirement allowance.’ Accordingly, it seems necessary to introduce ‘no-mileage tickets’, which provide discounts instead of mileage accumulation on airline tickets for official business trips.
According to the details submitted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport to People Power Party lawmaker Yoo Gyeong-jun, a member of the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Committee of the National Assembly on the 26th, from 2006, when the public air mileage system was implemented, to September of this year, the unreturned mileage of 870 retired civil servants of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was calculated to be 12,128,650 miles. . It is large enough to accommodate more than 173 round trips between Korea and the United States in economy class (based on Korean Air in the off-season). It was found that retirees from Korea Land and Housing Corporation (LH), an agency under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, have not returned a total of 4,925,753 miles since the corporation was established in 2009.
Civil servant travel expenses regulations restrict official airline mileage earned from official business trips to be used only for official purposes. The problem arises at retirement. This is because there are no regulations or management systems to force retiring civil servants to return their accumulated mileage. As a result, according to the terms and conditions of each airline, the mileage토토사이트 accumulated by civil servants during their employment remains with the individual upon retirement.
Accordingly, Representative Yoo proposed the introduction of ‘no mileage tickets’. In the case of official business trips, the idea is to provide an ‘advance discount’ rather than mileage accumulation. Since mileage is not accumulated, the problem of private use can be prevented and the government budget can be reduced. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, “There are concerns about airlines’ rejection, and a comprehensive review by the Ministry of Personnel Management is necessary,” but added, “This may be a way to resolve various inconveniences and problems in managing and using public mileage.”
The industry explains that for this to happen, system improvement must come first. This is because it is impossible for the airline to identify the person paying the travel expenses or confirm the purpose of the trip, whether it is official or personal. The Ministry of Personnel Management, the responsible ministry, responded to Rep. Yoo’s inquiry by saying, “If airlines operate no-mileage tickets, we will actively utilize them,” but failed to come up with a specific improvement plan.Rep. Yoo said, “As there are numerous direct and indirect costs involved in managing public mileage, we need ‘creative destruction’ by abolishing the management system itself and discounting it in advance,” and added, “The Ministry of Personnel Management and Innovation and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport should not postpone their responsibilities but actively consult with them.” “It has to be done,” he pointed out.