The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds all incumbent public officials and employees that they have until April 30, 2011 to file their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN).
CSC Chair Francisco T. Duque III made the early announcement so that government workers will have enough time to review their properties, liabilities and financial connections and, thus, 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 names of the declarant’s relatives in government up to the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity.
“Let us remember that the SALN is accomplished under oath, which means all information that you indicate therein should be complete and accurate. 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,” said Duque.
The CSC chief added that 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 CSC said that the SALN to be filed on or before April 30 should reflect information as of December 31, 2010. It also advised civil servants to use the 1994 version of the SALN Form.
A copy of the 1994 SALN Form can be downloaded from the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph.