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2016

September 29
Reorganization Including the Establishment of the Special Language Promotion Division in the National Institute of the Korean Language

The division was created as an exclusive organization within the National Institute of the Korean Language to promote the right of language for the visual and hearing impaired. Additionally, the Research Institute for Library and Information within the National Library of Korea was reorganized into the Archives Preservation and Research Center. The Serials & Government Publications Division was dismantled when the Archives Division was created. These reorganization efforts were intended to improve the work efficiency of the National Library of Korea.

April 4
Reorganization for the Establishment of a Tourism Policy Office and others

Reorganization for the promotion of the tourism industry into a national strategic industry including reorganization of the existing Sports and Tourism Policy Office to a Sports Policy Office and the new establishment of a Tourism Policy Office and a Director General for International Tourism Policy to strengthen functions of coordinating a tourism industry policy and managing international tourism policy .
(2 Vice Ministers, 1 Deputy Minister, 6 Offices, 16 Bureaus, 50 Divisions → 2 Vice Ministers, 1 Deputy Minister, 7 Offices, 16 Bureaus, 51 Divisions)

2015

December 30
Reorganization for Establishment of Mireuksaji National Museum

For systematically preserving and displaying the history and culture of Iksan, Mireuksaji National Museum is now under the management of the National Museum of Korea. To reorganize the museum 19 government employees working in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and its affiliated organizations are assigned to implement the national and cooperative projects. Furthermore, for streamlining the management of organization and human resources, the government employees (12) in the administrative category will change their job category to the technical category.

July 20
Reorganization for New Establishment of Asian Culture Complex on

Reorganization will be implemented for the following purposes: establishing Asian Culture Complex which will be the base for strengthening the cultural capability of the country through cooperation, education and research activities related to Asian culture as the executive agency under the control of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; specifying the provisions related to the organization of substructure thereof; establishing the Children Museum Division for strengthening the educational functions of the children’s museum in the National Museum of Korea; and establishing the academic research office for strengthening the functions related to academic research in the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History including planning and coordination.

March 23
Reorganization for the establishment of the support system for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Create the Deputy Minister position responsible for promoting national affairs as well as the Sports Cooperation Bureau and the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Support Division under the Sports and Tourism Policy Office to support successful hosting of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Reorganize to strengthen welfare support of artists and increase the number of human resources needed to establish the infrastructure for the development of the popular culture and art industries.

January 6
Creation of the Sports and Tourism Policy Office and reorganization of public employee positions to reduce total number of employees

Change the name of the Tourism, Sports, and Leisure Office to the Sports and Tourism Policy Office and reduce 20 public employee positions under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and its agencies so as to pursue the national agenda and collaborative projects.
Reorganize 83 management and operation positions into administrative and technical positions to pursue the reorganization of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as well as improve efficiency of personnel management.
Reorganize to extend the duration of the total number of public employee positions to December 31, 2017 using the Total Payroll Budgeting System.

2014

October 23
Reorganization for the Creation of the Culture & Arts Policy Office and Tourism, Sports, & Recreation Office

The Culture and Arts Policy Office and Tourism, Sports, and Recreation Office were newly created to realize the national vision of Cultural Renaissance and strengthen overall management and coordination of the tourism, sports, tourism, and recreation areas. The Media Policy Bureau was reorganized into the Media Policy Office under the Cultural Contents Industry Office, in order to strengthen the integration between contents planning and creation as well as their distribution. The New Media Promotion Division was created within the Public Communication Office to strengthen the promotion of national affairs. The Promotion Group for Asian Hub City of Culture was also reorganized for effective implementation of tasks (Two Vice Ministers, Four Offices, Six Bureaus, One Group, and Ten Officers → Two Vice Ministers, Six Offices, One Group, and 16 Officers).

August 27
Office reorganization for creation of the Winter Olympics Special Zone Planning Team

Create the Winter Olympics Special Zone Planning Team under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to process work of the Special Zone Committee that is responsible for evaluating and coordinating major policies related to the Special Zones for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics(Creation of a Division).

February 17
Office Reorganization for creation of Cultural Infrastructure Bureau and National Hangeul Museum

Reorganize previous Planning Group for Library and Museum Policy as the Cultural Infrastructure Bureau and place the Humanities & Culture Division, Library Policy Division, and Museum Policy Division under the bureau as its sub-organizations; transfer work of Korean studies and national culture under the Cultural Policy Bureau to the Humanities & Culture Division.
Create the National Hangeul Museum (1 general, 3 divisions) to protect and spread culture of Hangeul as the Korean language.
Reorganize the National Institute of the Korean Language from one office (Office of Language Research), one group (Public Language Support Group), one department (Department of Education Promotion), and five divisions to one office (Office of Language Research), one department (Department of Planning and Training), and six divisions.
Reorganize the Education & Communication Division under the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History as the Cultural Exchange & Communication Division and create a new division called the Education Division.
Establish the basis for special hiring of 17 clerical public employees as administrative public employees.

2013

December 12
Reorganization of public employee positions and organizational units to pursue national agenda

Following the National Public Service Law, aimed at eliminating technical and temporary public employee officials, special, temporary, and technical public employee officials under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism were reorganized into general (including professional careerists) and special public employee officials.
Reduce 21 officials in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to pursue national agenda and collaboration projects.
Establish Sports Industry Division in the Sports Bureau to stimulate sports-related industries and job creation.
Conduct reorganization in which previous Operational Assistance Division and Personnel Division were integrated into Operational Assistance Division and other measures were taken to run the ministry more efficiently, following the relocation of the ministry to the Government Complex-Sejong.

November 12
Reorganization of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) due to the opening of MMCA Seoul

Establish MMCA Seoul Office (one department and four divisions) responsible for managing MMCA Seoul due to the branch opening and conduct reorganization of the museum by changing the names of organizational units from “teams” to “divisions” or “offices”.

September 12
Reorganization of the MCST to execute major government projects

Change the Planning & Administration Management Officer to the Creative Administration Officer with the aim of implementing major national policies, such as achieving a next-generation administration titled “Government 3.0”.
Establish the Sejong National Library, the Naju National Museum and the Design Team at the National Museum of Korea.
Transfer art duties from the Art Policy Division to the Design & Spatial Culture Division in order to promote visual arts systematically.
Reorganize the Design & Spatial Culture Division as the Visual Arts & Design Division.
With the inauguration of the Korea Agency of Saemangeum Development and Investment(September 2013) and to foster high value-added tourism in Korea, the MCST reorganized the Tourism & Leisure Development Division, Green Tourism Division and Saemangeum Development Division as the Tourism Development Planning Division, Tourism Development Support Division and Tourism & Leisure Infrastructure Division respectively.

March 23
Enhanced organization and culture for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism according to the reorganization of government

Change the title from Emergency Planning General to Emergency Security Planning General in order to improve the emergency response system.
Create a Popular Culture Industry Division to facilitate promotion of popular culture.
Discontinue the Digital Content Industry Division as digital content’s functions are transferred to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.
Discontinue the Media Cooperation Division in the Public Communication Office and transfer its function to the Policies & Public Opinions Division and PR & Cooperation Division.
Restructure the Culture & Arts Bureau and divide it into the Culture Policy Bureau and Arts Bureau to enhance the level of expertise in cultural and artistic policy.
Restructure the Planning Group for Library and Information Policy into the Planning Group for Library and Museum Policy and transfer the Culture & Arts Bureau in Culture Policy Bureau to Planning Group for Library and Museum Policy to enhance library policy and museum policy functions.
Rename the Tourism Industry Bureau to Tourism Bureau, discontinue Tourism Promotion Division and the Tourism & Leisure City Division and create the Tourism Industry Division and Tourism & Leisure Development Division in order to reorganize functions.
Rename the Conservation Science Team at the National Museum of Art as the Conservation Science Department.
Establish the Planning and Operation Group to enhance policy and planning functions of the National Gukak Institute.

January 24
Create a foundation for the special hiring of part time employees as full time employees and running pregnancy leave and the worker replacement program.

The basis for specially hiring 23 technical public employees as general public employees was established.
Create a quota list for pregnancy leave and the worker replacement program (assign 34 people for special quota).

2012

September 7
Establishment of a new department

Museum Policy Division was established to facilitate systematic growth of public/private museums and enhance the quality of museum policy.

September 5
Renaming of department

Name change to support expanded role of The National Disability Library at The National Library of Korea → The National Library for People with Disability

September 1
Renaming of department

Office for the Establishment of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
→ The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

May 23
National Gukak Middle/High School, commissioned to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology assumes responsibility for National Gukak High School, Gukak School, Traditional Art High School and Traditional Art School to promote more integrated and specialized education of Gukak and traditional art to contribute to the era of the New Korean Wave in the 21st century.

February 1
Unification of promotion function and modification of international cultural exchange function

Reorganization of Promotion Bureau to expanded Public Communication Bureau to support unification of promotion function.
Transfer of some functions of Overseas Culture Promotion Group to Culture and Art Group for enhanced international cultural exchange function.

January 1
Implementation of Total Labor Cost Policy

General positional upgrade due to implementation of Total Labor Cost Policy, which is designed to facilitate more enhanced human resources management at headquarters and affiliates
(6 class 19 employees → 5 class 19 employees / 7 class 20 employees → 6 class 20 employees)

2011

August 9
Establishment of the grounds for special hiring of technical public employees as general public employees

The basis for specially hiring 40 technical public employees as general public employees was established.

June 16
Establishment of a new department and Adjustment of work allocation between departments

Department of Exhibition & Collections was established and six members assigned to the Office for the Establishment of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History.
Korean language policy functionally consolidated (name of the Korean Language and National Culture Division and Regional Culture Division changed⇒ Korean Language Policy Division, Regional & National Culture Division).

June 7
Increase of human resources (13 employees)

Additional human resources (13 employees) recruited to strengthen the exhibition material collection and exhibition planning functions of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History; strengthen information protection functions such as the prevention of cyber hacking and illegal reproduction of copyrighted material; and for traditional Korean musical instrument research projects.

January 1
Establishment of the grounds for special hiring of technical public employees as general public employees

The basis for specially hiring 40 technical public employees as general public employees was established.