The purpose to set out entitlement leaves of civil servants aims at improving the physical conditions, enhancing efficiency and performance, and promoting life quality. Therefore, it is precious for them to take some days off in a year, to enjoy their vacation and to have some time to relax. Both private and public sectors concern about leave system very much since it is important for employees'' rights.
Many civil servants who didn’t take entitled leave got overtime pay, which was in doubt by many people. From July 1st, 1996, civil servants were remunerated with subsidy from government if they didn’t take entitled leave. In the beginning of January 2003 saw the introduction of a new “Citizen’ Travel Card Measures”, which civil servants will get subsidy by citizen’ travel card mechanism rather than by receipt. This is an originated system on the annual leave regulation of civil servants. This controversial issue caused intensively discussion because of different expectations.
This research intends to explore and evaluate the policy outcomes of citizen’ travel card measures. This paper mainly takes the officials from institutions of policy planning and implementation as investigation object; in other words, they are stakeholders on this policy. The criteria of policy evaluation set up in this paper include effectiveness, responsiveness, appropriateness, completeness and feasibility.
There are two purposes of this research. One is to carry on the analysis in view of the policy implementation result, and amend policy in accordance with policy appraisal. The other is to make positive suggestion of the policy by getting the results from retrospective policy evaluation.
With regard to citizen’ travel card measure, it is intended to analyze the policy formulation, policy implementation and policy outcomes. The strength and the weakness of policy implementation will be explored as well. In conclusion, this research will focus on the following issues:
1. What are the difficulties on implementing the policy? Can government do anything about these difficulties?
2. What are policy outcomes and performances? How to amend the policy or regulation?
It will be good for the policy on continuous implementation and also eliminates some criticism from all walks of life to this policy. This paper intends to provide suggestions on this policy and some references for the other public policies.