APPEALS FOR INCLUSION UNDER SILVER SUPPORT SCHEME IN LAST THREE YEARS

Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Manpower regarding successful appeals for inclusion under the Silver Support Scheme (SSS) in the last three years (a) what are the most common grounds for allowing the appeals; (b) whether the successful appeals include persons who qualify for SSS but who are not auto-included; and (c) if so, how wereContinue reading “APPEALS FOR INCLUSION UNDER SILVER SUPPORT SCHEME IN LAST THREE YEARS”

APPEALS ON RE-EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES AND INSTANCES WHERE CONCILIATION FAILED AND WHERE ERRANT EMPLOYER IS A PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYER

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower (a) from 2016 to date, how many appeals on re-employment disputes has the Ministry received annually; (b) how many of these appeals are successful; and (c) what are the main reasons for unsuccessful appeals. Ms Sylvia Lim asked the Minister for Manpower regarding re-employment disputes reported in 2016 toContinue reading “APPEALS ON RE-EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES AND INSTANCES WHERE CONCILIATION FAILED AND WHERE ERRANT EMPLOYER IS A PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYER”

EASE OF APPLICATION FOR OVERSEAS NETWORKS AND EXPERTISE PASS COMPARED WITH THAT FOR PERSONALISED EMPLOYMENT PASS

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Manpower (a) for the purposes of signalling the desirability of Singapore as a base for top professionals, whether the application for the Overseas Networks and Expertise Pass is made relatively easier when compared to the existing Personalised Employment Pass; and (b) if so, whether there is any intent toContinue reading “EASE OF APPLICATION FOR OVERSEAS NETWORKS AND EXPERTISE PASS COMPARED WITH THAT FOR PERSONALISED EMPLOYMENT PASS”

MONITORING FRAUDULENT CLAIMS IN WORKFARE INCOME SUPPLEMENT SCHEME

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Manpower (a) whether the Ministry monitors for fraud in applications made under the Workfare Income Supplement (WIS) scheme; (b) if so, what is the rate of fraudulent WIS claims perpetrated by firms; and (c) if not, whether there are plans to independently audit WIS firms to ensure that WISContinue reading “MONITORING FRAUDULENT CLAIMS IN WORKFARE INCOME SUPPLEMENT SCHEME”

PRACTICE OF ALLOCATING BY ETHNIC GROUP PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR GAZETTING

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Manpower (a) whether the current approach to gazetting public holidays retains the historical colonial-era practice of allocating two holidays per ethnic group; (b) if not, what considerations led to the abandonment of this principle; and (c) if so, whether the Government can explain the current mapping of holidaysContinue reading “PRACTICE OF ALLOCATING BY ETHNIC GROUP PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR GAZETTING”

REVISION TO AUDIT REQUIREMENTS WITH NEW WORKPLACE SAFETY CODE OF PRACTICE

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Manpower in addition to the introduction of the Workplace Safety Code of Practice for businesses, whether the Ministry will also be reviewing and revising its current audit requirements for workplace safety and health. Dr Tan See Leng: The scope of workplace safety and health (WSH) audits required by MOMContinue reading “REVISION TO AUDIT REQUIREMENTS WITH NEW WORKPLACE SAFETY CODE OF PRACTICE”

EFFORTS TO GROW MANPOWER TALENT FOR KEY SECTORS AND TO GROOM LOCAL PIPELINE

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Manpower (a) for organisations that have made job postings on the Government’s MyCareersFuture portal, whether they are required to notify the Ministry on the outcome of a job posting when it is subsequently delisted or when the role is filled; (b) if so, do the numbers suggest thatContinue reading “EFFORTS TO GROW MANPOWER TALENT FOR KEY SECTORS AND TO GROOM LOCAL PIPELINE”

MEASURES TO ASSESS AND BENCHMARK SUCCESS OF OVERSEAS NETWORKS AND EXPERTISE PASS SCHEME

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Manpower (a) what measures are used to benchmark the success of the Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) Pass scheme; (b) whether the potential crowding out of local talents in allowing for ONE Pass individuals to take on multiple roles is considered; (c) what jobs will their dependants beContinue reading “MEASURES TO ASSESS AND BENCHMARK SUCCESS OF OVERSEAS NETWORKS AND EXPERTISE PASS SCHEME”

ONE-OFF ADJUSTMENT TO CPF ORDINARY ACCOUNT INTEREST RATES TO BETTER REFLECT INFLATION PREMIUM

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Manpower in light of the consistently high interest rate spread between lending and deposit rates, with limited pass-through of global central bank rate hikes to domestic deposit rates, whether the Ministry will consider (i) a one-off adjustment to CPF Ordinary Account (OA) interest rates that better reflect theContinue reading “ONE-OFF ADJUSTMENT TO CPF ORDINARY ACCOUNT INTEREST RATES TO BETTER REFLECT INFLATION PREMIUM”

BENEFITS OF NEW OVERSEAS NETWORKS AND EXPERTISE PASS TO SINGAPORE AND SINGAPOREANS

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Manpower (a) whether any studies have been carried out on the number of Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) Passes the Ministry intends to issue particularly with regard to the impact on job opportunities for Singaporeans; and (b) what are the objective criteria set for the issuance of the ONE PassContinue reading “BENEFITS OF NEW OVERSEAS NETWORKS AND EXPERTISE PASS TO SINGAPORE AND SINGAPOREANS”