|Re: DEFERMENT OF THE USE OF THE
REVISED SALN FORM
FOR YEAR 2011
Promulgated: 15 MAR 2012
WHEREAS, the Civil Service Commission issued CSC Resolution No. 1100902 dated July 8, 2011, which prescribes the Guidelines in the Use of the Revised Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) Form for Year 2011 and Onwards;
WHEREAS, Memorandum Circular No. 19 dated August 17, 2011 was also issued, enjoining all public officers and employees to use the Revised SALN Form for year 2011 and onwards;
WHEREAS, the Commission received several requests for deferment from various sectors such as the Philippine Government Employees Association, Local Government Mechanical Engineers’ Association of the Philippines, Asian Labor Network on International and Financial Institutions/Philippine Chapter, and the National Convention of Government Employees Working Council, all claiming that government workers have not fully comprehended the requirements in filling out the new form;
WHEREAS, the House Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation passed House Resolution No. 2199 requesting the Commission to study the legality of the Revised SALN Form, while the Senate Committee on Civil Service and Government Reorganization, headed by Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV, wrote the Commission on February 27, 2012, stating that the Revised SALN Form has possible constitutional infirmity, illegality and/or impracticality;
WHEREAS, the Senate Committee also expressed concern that majority of government workers are unequipped with sufficient knowledge on how to accomplish the said form properly;
WHEREAS, in view of the foregoing considerations, both Committees requested the Commission to defer the implementation of CSC Resolution No. 1100902 until the issues raised are settled;
WHEREAS, the Commission maintains that the Revised SALN Form is anchored on subsisting laws that require the submission of SALN. However, keeping an open mind, the Commission agreed to undertake a more thorough and comprehensive review of the issues raised as it will greatly affect the proper filling out of the Revised SALN Form;
WHEREFORE, foregoing premises considered, the Commission hereby RESOLVES to defer the use of the Revised SALN Form for the year 2011; RESOLVED FURTHER that the 1994 SALN Form shall be used for the 2011 declarations, deadline of submission on April 30, 2012. However, those who have already submitted their SALN for 2011 using the Revised SALN Form shall be considered as having complied with the required filing.
(Sgd.) FRANCISCO T. DUQUE III
(Sgd.) MARY ANN Z. FERNANDEZ-MENDOZA
RASOL L. MITMUG
(Sgd.) DOLORES B. BONIFACIO
Commission Secretariat and Liaison Office
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