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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE ACT ON FOSTERING AND SUPPORTING WOMEN SCIENTISTS AND TECHNICIANS

Presidential Decree No. 18077, Jul. 30, 2003

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18873, jun. 23, 2005

Presidential Decree No. 19463, Apr. 28, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 19513, jun. 12, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 19784, Dec. 29, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 20102, jun. 26, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 20797, jun. 5, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21551, jun. 25, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21565, jun. 26, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21566, jun. 26, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 21744, Sep. 21, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22356, Aug. 25, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22977, jun. 24, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 24474, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25050, Dec. 30, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25354, May 21, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 26844, Dec. 31, 2015

Presidential Decree No. 27506, Sep. 22, 2016

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to provide for matters delegated by the Act on Fostering and Supporting Women Scientists and Technicians and matters necessary for the enforcement thereof.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 2 (Definitions)
"Persons prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 2 of the Act on Fostering and Supporting Women Scientists and Technicians (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") means any of the following women: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. A woman who holds a degree in science or engineering, conferred by any of the following educational institutions:
(a) A university, industrial college, junior college, distant college, or technical college defined under Article 2 of the Higher Education Act;
(b) A graduate school defined under Article 29 (1) of the Higher Education Act;
(c) A graduate school university defined under Article 30 of the Higher Education Act;
(d) A polytechnic college defined under subparagraph 5 of Article 2 of the Act on the Development of Workplace Skills of Workers;
2. A woman who holds a qualification for an industrial engineer defined under Article 9 (1) 1 of the National Technical Qualifications Act or a qualification equivalent or superior thereto;
3. A woman recognized by the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning as one who holds any other degree or qualification equivalent to a degree or qualification held by a person specified in subparagraph 1 or 2.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 3 (Master Plans, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning shall establish the goals for, and directions in, medium- and long-term policies for fostering and supporting women in science, engineering, and technology under Article 4 (1) of the Act (hereafter referred to as "goals for policies, etc." in this Article), subject to deliberation by the National Science and Technology Council under Article 9 of the Framework Act on Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as the "National Science and Technology Council"), and shall notify the heads of related central administrative agencies and the Special Metropolitan City Mayor, Metropolitan City Mayors, Do Governors, and the Special Self-Governing Province Governor (hereinafter referred to as "Mayors/Do Governors"), of such facts. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The goals for policies, etc. shall include the following matters: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Goals for medium- and long-term policies for fostering and supporting women in science, engineering, and technology, for more than five years;
2. Strategies for attaining goals for medium- and long-term policies under subparagraph 1 and the direction in such strategies;
3. Other tasks that the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning deems it necessary in implementing major policies for fostering and supporting women in science, engineering, and technology.
(3) The head of each related central administrative agency and each Mayor/Do Governor (hereafter referred to as "implementing agencies" in this Article and Article 4) shall respectively formulate quinquennial plans and measures for the affairs within the jurisdiction of each of them in connection with the fostering and supporting of women in science, engineering, and technology in accordance with the goals for policies, etc. and shall present them to the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning shall combine and adjust the plans and measures presented by implementing agencies, finalize a master plan for fostering and supporting women in science, engineering, and technology (hereinafter referred to as "master plan"), subject to deliberation by the National Human Resources Committee under Article 7 (1) of the Framework Act on the Development of Human Resources and the National Science and Technology Council, and shall notify implementing agencies thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) In order to set up the goals for policies, etc., the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning may request implementing agencies, etc. to furnish him/her with necessary data. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 4 (Implementation Plans, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning shall prescribe guidelines for the formulation of annual implementation plans under Article 5 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "guidelines for the formulation of implementation plans") for the following year, subject to deliberation by the Committee for Fostering Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology, and shall notify implementing agencies of such guidelines by no later than July 31 each year so that implementing agencies can formulate and implement annual implementation plans. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning may request implementing agencies, etc. to furnish him/her with data necessary for preparing guidelines for the formulation of implementation plans. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) Each implementing agency shall formulate implementation plans for the affairs within its jurisdiction in accordance with guidelines for the formulation of implementation plans and submit the implementation plan for the following year to the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning by no later than October 15 each year and a report on the results of the implementation of the implementation plan for the preceding year also to the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning by no later than January 31 each year. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) Upon receipt of implementation plans or reports on implementation under paragraph (3), the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning shall combine them in accordance with the relevant master plan, report to the National Science and Technology Council thereon, and shall notify implementing agencies of the results thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 5 (Committee for Fostering Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology)
(1) In order to deliberate on matters concerning the fostering and supporting of women in science, engineering, and technology, the Committee for Fostering Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") shall be established under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The Committee shall deliberate on the following matters:
1. Annual implementation plans under Article 5 of the Act and results of the implementation of such plans;
2. Promotion of, and support for, majoring in science and technology in universities and colleges and working in the fields of science and technology under Article 7 of the Act;
3. Schemes for maintaining the ratio of female students at an appropriate level under Article 8 (1) of the Act;
4. Measures for preferential treatment under Article 8 (2) of the Act;
5. Selection of, and assistance to, excellent female students majoring in science and technology under Article 9 of the Act;
6. Assistance to women in science, engineering, and technology under Article 10 of the Act;
7. Implementation of affirmative action under Article 11 of the Act;
8. Assistance to centers for supporting women in science, engineering, and technology under Article 14 (1) of the Act;
9. Other matters brought for deliberation by the chairperson of the Committee as those necessary for fostering and supporting women in science, engineering, and technology.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 6 (Formation of Committee)
(1) The Committee shall be comprised of not more than 20 ex officio members and commissioned members, including one chairperson.
(2) The Vice Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning shall serve as the Chairperson of the Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Chairperson"), and ex officio members shall be recommended by the head of each relevant administrative agency from among public officials in general service (including public officials in an equivalent position), working for the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of Employment and Labor, or the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, as members of the Senior Civil Service Corps, while commissioned members shall be commissioned by the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning from among persons who have abundant expertise and experience in women’s affairs or in science and technology. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25354, May 21, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014>
(3) The term of office of a member commissioned under paragraph (2) shall be two years.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 6-2 (Dismissal of Members, etc.)
(1) Any person who recommends a member under Article 6 (2) may withdraw his/her recommendation in any of the following cases:
1. Where he/she becomes unable to perform his/her duties due to mental disorder;
2. Where there is any illegal activity in relation to his/her duties;
3. Where he/she is deemed unfit to serve as a member due to his/her neglect of duties, injury to dignity or any other cause;
4. Where the member him/herself makes it clear that he/she is unable to perform his/her duties.
(2) The Minister may dismiss the member commissioned under Article 6 (2) if he/she falls under any subparagraph of Article 6-2 (1).
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 26844, Dec. 31, 2015]
 Article 7 (Operation of Committee)
(1) The chairperson shall administer all business affairs of the Committee, convene meetings, and preside over the meetings.
(2) When the chairperson convenes a meeting, he/she shall notify each member of the date, time, and place of the meeting and items on the agenda for the meeting by no later than five days before opening the meeting.
(3) A meeting of the Committee shall be duly formed with the attendance of a majority of current members, a resolution shall be adopted by affirmative votes of a majority of the members present at the meeting.
(4) One secretary shall be appointed by the chairperson from among public officials working for the Ministry of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning in order to carry out administrative affairs of the Committee. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Other matters necessary for the operation of the Committee shall be determined by the chairperson, subject to deliberation by the Committee.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 8 (Subject Matter, Methods, etc. of Investigation of Actual Status)
(1) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning shall conduct the investigations of actual status under Article 6 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "investigations of actual status") on the following institutions and shall reflect the outcomes thereof in annual implementation plans, etc. under Article 5 (1) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Research institutes in science and technology:
(a) Research institutes listed on the table attached to the Act on the Establishment, Operation and Fostering of Government-Funded Science and Technology Research Institutions;
(b) The Agency for Defence Development under the Act on the Agency for Defence Development;
(c) Research institutes under subparagraphs 1 through 5 and 10 of Article 3 of the Enforcement Decree of the Support of Specific Research Institutes Act;
(d) Science and technology research institutes among national and public research institutes;
(e) Science and technology research institutes among research institutes established in the form of a nonprofit corporation pursuant to the Civil Act or any other Act;
2. Universities, industrial colleges, junior colleges, and technical colleges defined under Article 2 of the Higher Education Act;
3. Polytechnic colleges defined under subparagraph 5 of Article 2 of the Act on the Development of Workplace Skills of Workers;
4. The following public corporations that have a research institute in science and technology among public institutions governed by the Act on the Management of Public Institutions:
(a) The Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation under the Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation Act;
(c) The Korea Electric Power Corporation under the Korea Electric Power Corporation Act;
(d) The Korea National Oil Corporation under the Korea National Oil Corporation Act;
(e) The Korea Resources Corporation under the Korea Resources Corporation Act;
(f) The Korea Coal Corporation under the Korea Coal Corporation Act;
(g) The Korea Land and Housing Corporation under the Korea Land and Housing Corporation Act;
(h) The Korea Expressway Corporation under the Korea Expressway Corporation Act;
(i) The Korea Water Resources Corporation under the Korea Water Resources Corporation Act;
5. Enterprises designated by the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning, based on the type of business and the number of employees;
6. Other organizations and institutions that the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning deems necessary for fostering women in science, engineering, and technology among organizations and institutions established with the authorization, etc. from the head of a related central administrative agency or reported as organizations and institutions related to women in science, engineering, and technology.
(2) The investigations of actual status under paragraph (1) shall be conducted to find the present working conditions of women in science, engineering, and technology, such as recruitment, employment, promotion, and wages, the current situation of women in science, engineering, and technology in participating in activities for research and development of technologies, the work environment, such as welfare, and the conditions of education, training, re-recruitment, and reemployment.
(3) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning may concurrently apply a direct investigation method, such as an on-site investigation, and an indirect investigation method, such as an inspection of statistical data, in conducting an investigation of actual status. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning may completely or partially entrust the conduct of investigations of actual status to any of the following institutions and organizations: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The institutions for supporting women in science, engineering, and technology under Article 14 (1) of the Act;
2. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and Planning under Article 20 of the Framework Act on Science and Technology;
4. The National Research Foundation of Korea under the Act on National Research Foundation of Korea;
5. Organizations and institutions specified in paragraph (1) 6.
(5) Where the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning entrusts the conduct of investigations of actual status to an institution pursuant to paragraph (4), he/she shall publicly notify the name, address, and representative of the entrusted institution and the scope of the entrusted affairs. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 9 (Programs for Promotion of Majoring in Science and Technology and Assistance to such Programs)
(1) The programs conducted in order to motivate female students to major in science and technology in universities and colleges and work in the fields of science and technology pursuant to Article 7 (1) of the Act shall be as follows:
1. Programs for assisting excellent women in science, engineering, and technology and female students in establishing relationships between them;
2. Programs for female students’ familiarity with science;
3. Programs for guiding female students’ career paths in science and technology;
4. Other programs for the career development of women in science, engineering, and technology, and the promotion of their employment, and the encouragement of their morale.
(2) The following institutions and organizations may operate the programs referred to in paragraph (1): <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27506, Sep. 22, 2016>
2. Polytechnic colleges under subparagraph 5 of Article 2 of the Act on the Development of Workplace Skills of Workers;
3. Schools specified in subparagraphs 2 through 4 of Article 2 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
4. Other nonprofit corporations and organizations that the head of a related central administrative agency or the head of a local government recognizes as those equipped with personnel and organizations that can perform the activities referred to in paragraph (1).
(3) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning, the head of a related central administrative agency, a Mayor/Do Governor may fully or partially subsidize institutions and organizations under paragraph (2) for expenses necessary for their activities. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 10 (Ratio of Female Students in Science and Technology Universities, etc.)
(1) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning shall determine the ratio of female students to all students admitted each year to each department or faculty (hereinafter referred to as "target ratio") for a degree course in a science and technology university or college under Article 7 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to “science and technology university or college”), subject to deliberation by the Committee, in order to raise the ultimate target ratio of female students to all students enrolled in such a department or faculty (referring to an engineering division, or a division that may be classified as an engineering division in cases of an associate degree course), in which the average ratio of female students to all students enrolled in a department or faculty is lower than 30 percent, up to 30 percent, and shall notify the head of each related central administrative agency and each Mayor/Do Governor of the target ratio. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) The head of each related central administrative agency or each Mayor/Do Governor may encourage science and technology universities and colleges in the area within his/her jurisdiction to attain the target ratio.
(3) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning shall determine the measures for preferential treatment under Article 8 (2) and (3) of the Act and select science and technology universities and colleges eligible for such preferential treatment, subject to deliberation by the Committee. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 11 (Selection of and Assistance to Excellent Female Students)
(1) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning shall select excellent female students pursuant to Article 9 (2) of the Act, from among female students who meet the following criteria, subject to deliberation by the Committee: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Female students who have a thesis published in an internationally recognized scientific journal (limited to the lead author in cases of a co-authored thesis);
2. Female students who won a prize conferred by a relevant academic association for the presentation of an excellent thesis;
3. Female students who won a prize for an excellent thesis or invention in a domestic or international competition in theses or inventions in science and technology;
4. Female students recommended by the head of a science and technology university or college as one whose academic achievements are excellent;
5. Other female students who meet the criteria separately prescribed by the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning, the head of a related central administrative agency, or a Mayor/Do Governor.
(2) The scope of support, such as the amount, extent, etc. of the support under Article 9 (2) of the Act, shall be determined by the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning, the head of each related central administrative agency, or each Mayor/Do Governor, based on the school expenses incurred in enrollment, etc. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 12 (Assistance to Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology)
(1) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning, the head of a related central administrative agency, or a Mayor/Do Governor shall select the persons eligible for the assistance under Article 10 (2) of the Act from among the following women in science, engineering, and technology: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. Women in science, engineering, and technology who hold a degree or qualifications specified in Article 2 but are still unemployed;
2. Women in science, engineering, and technology who work for a university, college, research institute, or enterprise;
3. Retired women in science, engineering, and technology or women in science, engineering, and technology who have their career interrupted as referred to in Article 13 (1) of the Act.
(2) Assistance in the following activities may be provided to women in science, engineering, and technology eligible for assistance:
1. Participation in research and development projects implemented by the Government;
2. Development of experience for improving skills;
3. Provision of relevant knowledge and information, such as information about job opportunities.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 13 (Institutions subject to Affirmative Action, etc.)
(1) The following institutions are subject to affirmative action under Article 11 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "affirmative action"), such as the determination of the target ratio of recruitment and the target ratio of promotion to each class to specific levels: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The institutions specified in Article 8 (1) 1 through 4;
2. Other institutions for whom the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning deems it necessary to take affirmative action in order to fully utilize women in science, engineering, and technology.
(2) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning shall determine the following ratios in consultation with the heads of related central administrative agencies and Mayors/Do Governors, subject to deliberation by the Committee, and request the heads of related central administrative agencies and Mayors/Do Governors to recommend institutions subject to affirmative action to comply with such ratios: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
1. The target ratio of recruitment;
2. The target ratio of promotion to each class;
3. The target ratio of allocation to women in payment of research fees, etc.
(3) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning, the head of a related central administrative agency, or a Mayor/Do Governor may evaluate the results of performance of recommendations made under paragraph (2) and preferentially treat the institutions that have fully performed the recommendations in the evaluation of performance of institutions, the adjustment of the prescribed number of personnel, financial support, etc. or may request related administrative agencies to cooperate in such preferential treatment. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 14 (Public Institutions Obligated to Appoint Officers in Charge of Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology)
The public institutions that shall appoint an officer in charge of women in science, engineering, and technology in accordance with Article 12 (2) of the Act are the institutions for whom at least 30 women in science, engineering, and technology currently work, among the institutions specified in Article 8 (1) 1 (a) through (d), national and public universities and colleges defined under Article 8 (1) 2, and institutions specified in Article 8 (1) 4.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 15 (Appointment, Duties, etc. of Officers in Charge of Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology)
(1) The head of a public institution specified in Article 14 (hereinafter referred to as "public institution") shall appoint a person who is at the level of department manager with expertise and knowledge about relevant affairs as an officer in charge of women in science, engineering, and technology for the term of two years in order to efficiently carry out affairs for the promoting the recruitment of women in science, engineering, and technology and improving the status of women in science, engineering, and technology.
(2) When the head of a public institution appoints an officer in charge of women in science, engineering, and technology, he/she shall notify the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning of the appointment within 30 days. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(3) An officer in charge of women in science, engineering, and technology shall perform the following duties for women in science, engineering, and technology in the public institution for which he/she works:
1. Research on the current conditions of recruitment, employment, dismissal, promotion, education and training, reward and punishment, transfer, wages, etc, investigations of the current status of gender equality in treatment, and attendance at related meetings;
2. Activities for boosting the morale of women in science, engineering, and technology and for improving their status;
3. Counseling on grievances of women in science, engineering, and technology and providing information to them;
4. Proposal of schemes for improving the treatment of women in science, engineering, and technology to the head of the competent institution.
(4) The head of each public institution shall support an officer in charge of women in science, engineering, and technology so that the officer can efficiently perform his/her duties and shall pro-actively reflect the proposals made by the officer in the operation of the institution.
(5) If the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning deems it necessary when he/she formulates a policy on women in science, engineering, and technology, he/she may request the head of a public institution to furnish him/her with relevant data, such as current activities of an officer in charge of women in science, engineering, and technology. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 16 (Education, Training, etc.)
(1) The head of a related central administrative agency or a Mayor/Do Governor may authorize a center for supporting women in science, engineering, and technology under Article 14 (1) of the Act to conduct educational or training programs under Article 13 (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "educational or training programs") or may fully or partially entrust such programs to an institution or organization specified in any subparagraph of Article 8 (1).
(2) The following women in science, engineering, and technology are eligible for the educational or training programs:
1. The women in science, engineering, and technology specified in Article 12 (1) 1;
2. The women in science, engineering, and technology who have their career interrupted as referred to in Article 13 (1) of the Act.
(3) The curriculum and process of an educational or training program shall be prescribed by the institution or organization that conducts the educational or training program in accordance with paragraph (1).
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 17 (Establishment and Operation of Centers for Supporting Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology)
(1) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning may directly establish and operate a national center for supporting women in science, engineering, and technology (hereinafter referred to as "national support center") or may authorize a nonprofit corporation or organization to establish and operate a national support center in order to invigorate the fostering and support of women in science, engineering, and technology nationwide pursuant to Article 14 (1) of the Act and coordinate and assist regional centers for supporting women in science, engineering, and technology in their activities. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(2) A Mayor/Do Governor may directly establish and operate a regional center for supporting women in science, engineering, and technology (hereinafter referred to as "regional support center") or authorize a nonprofit corporation or organization to establish and operate the regional support center in order to efficiently foster and support women in science, engineering, and technology in the area within his/her jurisdiction.
(3) The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning may fully or partially subsidize local governments that operate a regional support center for expenses incurred therefor, within budgetary limits. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(4) A Mayor/Do Governor who establishes and operates a regional support center shall formulate and implement a plan for the management of the regional support center and shall submit a report and a plan for the management of the regional support center to the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
(5) Matters necessary for the establishment, operation, support, etc. of the national support center and regional support centers shall be separately prescribed by the Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Future Planning. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011]
 Article 18 (Re-Examination of Regulation)
The Minister of Science, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) shall examine the appropriateness of the institutions subject to affirmative action, etc. prescribed in Article 13 every three years, counting from January 1, 2014 (referring to the day before January 1 of every third year) and shall take measures, such as making improvements.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25050, Dec. 30, 2013]
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 18077, Jul. 30, 2003>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18873, Jun. 23, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19463, Apr. 28, 2006>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on April 30, 2006.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19513, Jun. 12, 2006>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2006.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19784, Dec. 29, 2006>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20102, Jun. 26, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on June 28, 2007.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20740, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 20797, Jun. 5, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21551, Jun. 25, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on June 26, 2009.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21565, Jun. 26, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on June 30, 2009. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21566, Jun. 26, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21744, Sep. 21, 2009>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on October 1, 2009.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 19, 2010. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22269, Jul. 12, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22356, Aug. 25, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on September 1, 2010.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22977, Jun. 24, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23394, Dec. 28, 2011>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 22, 2012.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24423, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24474, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25050, Dec. 30, 2013>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2014. (Proviso Omitted.)
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25354, May 21, 2014>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25751, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. Provided, That among the Presidential Decrees amended in accordance with Article 5 of the Addenda, amendments to Presidential Decrees, which were promulgated before this Decree enters into force, but the dates on which they are to enter into force have yet to arrive, shall enter into force on the enforcement dates of the respective Decrees.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 26844, Dec. 31, 2015>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27506, Sep. 22, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on September 23, 2016.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.