By Senior Editorial Writer Kim Hyung-dae
The Korea Forest Service, led by Minister Choi Byeong-am, received the honor of being selected as an 'Excellent Institution' as a result of the government’s comprehensive evaluation for two consecutive years in 2021 among 45 central administrative agencies.
As the KFS was selected as a comprehensive excellent institution in this year's evaluation, it has been named as a comprehensive excellent institution six times in the nine-year evaluation since 2013, when the government’s evaluation started.
According to the results of the '2021 government’s business evaluation' announced by the Office of Government Policy Coordination on Jan. 25, the KFS received high evaluations in the field of jobs and government tasks, government innovation and policy communication.
First, in the field of jobs and government tasks, the KFS policies to realize a carbon-neutral society through forest carbon absorption and storage expansion, to expand public shelters by diversifying forest welfare infrastructure, and to strengthen support for people-centered forest jobs received high evaluations.
Its integrated and systematic forest management to realize carbon neutrality, efforts to create new jobs in the forestry sector, such as forest and leisure sports instructors, were highly evaluated.
In the field of government innovation, the KFS has been selected for excellence for the third year in a row.
This year, its activities to innovate the organizational culture and strengthen the innovation capabilities of employees were highly evaluated.
In addition, the KFS received good reviews for the leadership of Minister Choi Byeong-am for presenting a clear innovation vision and making it an innovative organization.
Minister Choi Byeong-am said, “It is very meaningful that the people who had a hard time in 2021 due to COVID-19 gave an excellent evaluation to the KFS. All KFS employees will work harder in the future to lead the realization of 2050 carbon neutrality, which the government is focusing on, and to create an inclusive forest that is safe and beneficial for all citizens.”