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The National Academy of Civil Service (NACS) , formerly called the National Civil Service Institute (NCSI), was founded on July 26, 1999. It was formed under the supervision of the Civil Service Protection and Training Commission (CSPTC), responsible for various statutory recruitment efforts and training programs. It has been highly successful in this regard and received the 2008 HRD & Management Excellence Award from ARTDO International.
In light of the fact that Taiwan’s civil service training system requires further integration and strengthening, the Examination Yuan decided to form the NACS and included it as part of the Examination Yuan’s 11th Term Work Program for proactive enforcement. Subsequently, on January 1, 2009, President Ma Ying-jeou announced the Examination Yuan’s plans to form a civil service college, so that the integration of personnel training resources would change significantly in order to better nurture outstanding civil servants and enhance Taiwan’s overall competitive advantages. The CSPTC has taken action in accordance with President Ma’s instructions and submitted draft amendments to the NCSI Organization Act to the Examination Yuan on February 19, 2009. These were passed by resolution of the 11th Term of the Examination Yuan in its 29th Meeting on April 2, 2009. The amendments were subsequently passed by the 7th Term of the Legislative Yuan during its 4th meeting on October 23, 2009 and re-named the National Academy of Civil Service Organization Act. On November 18, 2009, the Act was promulgated by Presidential Order Hua-Chung-1-Yi No. 09800284761, and the Examination Yuan accordingly scheduled the official formation of the NACS for March 26, 2009. The NACS will focus on training high-level civil servants, as well as offer life-long learning programs and international exchanges for civil servants.
In addition, a Central Taiwan Training Center, National Academy of Civil Service will be formed at the central branch of the former NCSI in order to meet the training needs of civil servants around Taiwan and make better use of existing resources.