THE Civil Service Commission (CSC) yesterday reminded all public officials and government employees to file their statement of assets, liabilities and networth (SALN) for 2017 on April 30.
According to the CSC, state workers should file their SALN early to avoid inconveniences and charges.
A number of government officials and workers have already learned their lesson for ignoring the SALN law.
The annual filing of SALN is required under the 1987 Philippine Constitution and under Republic Act No. 6713 or the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.”
SALNs should contain the true, detailed, and sworn declaration of one’s assets, liabilities, networth, business interests and financial connections, as well as relatives in government service within the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity as of the end of the preceding year.
Under the law, all public officials and employees are required to file their SALN, except those serving in honorary capacity (persons who are working in the government without service credit and without pay) or those with position title of laborer (persons whose work depends on mere physical power to perform ordinary manual labor).
Also not included in the law are those engaged in services consisting mainly of work requiring mental skill or business capacity, and involving the exercise of intellectual faculties, along with casual or temporary workers (persons hired to do work outside what is considered necessary for the usual operations of the employer’s business).
The CSC stressed that those holding career positions under temporary status are required to file their SALN while husband and wife, who are both public officials or employees, may file their SALN jointly or separately.