Some 12,500 persons who hold top jobs in government have to report their financial standing by May 22, said the Contraloría de la República. This is an annual measure to reduce corruption.
The Contraloría is receiving such documents from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. until then and also has aides available to help public employees with their paperwork.
Staffers from the Contraloría also will be making rounds to agencies that have a number of persons who must make the reports. The employees must swear to the accuracy of the reports.