The Charter of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) permits its officers to obtain allowances and honoraria exceeding greater than 50 % of their salaries.
Solicitor General Jose Calida made this assurance after the Commission on Audit (COA) launched its 2016 audit report of the OSG.
In its report, the COA mentioned the OSG violated COA Circular 85-25-E which gives that the cost of providers, incentives, remunerations, honoraria and all different additional compensations to authorities officers and workers “shall not exceed 50 percent of their annual basic salary.”
“Under the OSG Charter, OSG lawyers are authorized to receive allowances and honoraria for legal services rendered to client agencies,” Calida mentioned in a press release.
“This is due to the government’s intention to attract the best the brightest lawyers to work and build a career at the OSG,” Calida careworn