Disability Employment Japan Padded Jobs

Independent committee to investigate government padding of disability employment

“The examination committee...investigates whether the officials concerned about the employment of persons with disabilities in each government agency started, the understanding of guidelines on employment of persons with disabilities published by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was insufficient or intentional.”

From Nikkei

September 11th 2018

A verification committee made up of lawyers and others over the problem that had been paddling the employment of persons with disabilities at the central ministries had its the first meeting on September 11. It was a steering committee meeting of relevant government ministries, in order to compile a report through October.

The verification committee consists of five people including lawyers and university professors, and former Fukuoka High Public Prosecutor Attorney Iwao Matsui serves as chairman. The examination committee also investigates whether the officials concerned about the employment of persons with disabilities in each government agency started, the understanding of guidelines on employment of persons with disabilities published by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was insufficient or intentional.

Katsuyoshi Kato In his opening address, Mr. Katsuyoshi Kato said, “I will apologize to the people and the people with disabilities again, verification is important to thoroughly prevent recurrence.” Mr. Matsui said, “It is a matter of administrative organizations of countries that should take the initiative to take the initiative, and it is a tremorous situation that shakes credibility, verification is indispensable to provide an environment that people with disabilities can achieve rewarding.”

In August, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare illegally included 3460 people in total of about 6,600 persons with disabilities who were supposed to hire in 2017, about 80% of government agencies in the country, contrary to the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced the findings that they were doing. The inflating problem was discovered one after another in legislative, judicial agencies, and local governments. The ministry requests local governments and independent administrative agencies nationwide to review the number of people with disabilities as of June 1, 2005 by the end of this month.

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