ALL incumbent government officials and employees, including Iloilo City local unit, have only until April 30 to submit their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN), according to the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

CSC Regional director Rodolfo Encajonado said that government workers have a sworn duty to serve the public with utmost transparency and accountability by filing their SALN.

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The yearly SALN is a comprehensive record of a declarant’s assets, liabilities, net worth, business interests, financial connections and relatives in government, the CSC said citing Republic Act (RA) 6713.

RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and employees requires all those working in the government, regardless of position, to file their SALN every year.

Encajonado said there are more than 25,000 government workers in Western Visayas, which need to file their SALN on time.

CSC said the SALN should reflect information as of December 31, 2009. It also advised state workers to use the 1994 version of the SALN form and not to use the Annual Declaration Form introduced in 2008 as it does not comply with relevant laws. (Lydia C. Pendon)