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Control Yuan chastises CPC Corp, Taiwan over personnel expenditures

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  STAFF REPORTER

The Control Yuan took corrective measures against CPC Corp, Taiwan (台灣中油) yesterday based on a report by Control Yuan members on how the company’s personnel budget was spent between 2003 and 2008.

The report found the company failed to take measures to upgrade its operating efficiency and avoid extravagance in its personnel costs, which the Control Yuan members said were one reason the company suffered a loss.

“In 2001, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, which supervises CPC, Taiwan, set the maximum number of employees at 11,612. Seven years have passed and the company is still 3,231 people over that limit. The number of its staff has not declined but increased in the past two years,” Control Yuan member Cheng Jen-hung (程仁宏) told a press conference.

The company also failed to rein in overtime expenditure.

Central Personnel Administration rules state that government employees should not work overtime in the six months prior to their compulsory retirement unless necessary and the maximum number of hours they may work per day is capped at four hours or 30 hours per month.

The report found that 251 employees who were reaching compulsory retirement age in 2007 worked a total of 41,027 hours overtime in the six months before their retirement, costing the company NT$13.38 million in overtime pay and an extra NT$100.26 million in retirement pension.

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