CSC reminds government workers to file SALNs early


The Civil Service Commission (CSC) reminds all public officials and employees to file their sworn Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth (SALN) for 2018 by April 30, 2019.

Revised SALN Form

The annual filing of SALN is required under the 1987 Philippine Constitution and under Republic Act No. 6713, also known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.”

Revised Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) Form - DOWNLOAD
The SALN 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.

The law requires that all public officials and employees file their SALN, except those serving in honorary capacity (persons who are working in the government without service credit and without pay); those with position title of laborer (persons whose work depends on mere physical power to perform ordinary manual labor, and not one engaged in services consisting mainly of work requiring mental skill or business capacity, and involving the exercise of intellectual faculties); and 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 stresses that those holding career positions under temporary status are required to file their SALN. Husband and wife, who are both public officials or employees, may file their SALN jointly or separately.

Aside from the annual submission, the SALN is also required to be filed within 30 days from the date of one’s assumption of office, as well as within 30 days after separation from the service.

Failure to file a sworn SALN and disclosure of business interests and financial connections shall be a ground for administrative disciplinary action, without prejudice to criminal and civil liabilities as may be provided in the law. Under Section 46 (D) (8) of Rule X of the Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service, such failure shall be punishable with suspension of one month and one day to six (6) months for the first offense and dismissal from the service for the second offense.

A guide on filling out the SALN form is available on the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph.