The Civil Service Commission recently moved the deadline for 2020 statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) to May 30.
Originally due last month, a resolution by the commission said that “all public officials and employees or those in affected area/s are given an additional period of 30 days from April 30 to comply with the requirement.”
Likewise, human resources personnel who are in charge of filing and submitting the SALNs to the proper agencies were granted an extension to July 30.
Last year, SALN submission was also postponed to August 31 because of quarantine restrictions.
Under the Constitution’s Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, public officials and employees whether regular or contractual, must file their SALN detailing assets such as owned vehicles, liabilities such as loans and any and all financial and business interests.
Failure to do so or any falsification of the form can lead to that official’s suspension for the first offense, while the second offense may result in termination and/or surrender of unexplained wealth.