Deadline of SALN filing on April 30-A A +A
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) is reminding all incumbent public officials and employees that they have until April 30, 2011 to file their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN).
CSC also advised government workers to allot enough time to review their properties, liabilities and financial connections so that they would be able to provide detailed and accurate information in their SALN form.
The SALN is a comprehensive record of a declarant’s assets, liabilities, net worth, business interests and financial connections, including those of his or her spouse and unmarried children below 18 years old.
It also includes the names of the declarant’s relatives in government up to the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity.
“Remember that the SALN is accomplished under oath, which means all information indicated therein should be complete and accurate,” the CSC advisory reiterated.
“Falsification of information or underdeclaration may be subject to disciplinary or criminal action under Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.”
The CSC stressed it is the sworn duty of every civil servant to declare his or her financial status. “The SALN is a reminder that public office is a public trust, that we should use our positions to serve the interest of the country and not our personal interest.”
The SALN to be filed on or before April 30 should reflect information as of December 31, 2010. Civil servants are also told to use the 1994 version of the SALN form. (CGC)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on April 19, 2011.