the commission on audit's resident auditor in a local government issued a notice of dis-allowance for the salary of a government employee whose appointment was invalidated by civil service commission. Said employee rendered services after the invalidation and was compensated.
But because of the COA's audit observation memorandum recommending that the sum being paid to the employee has to be recollected, the local government is about to deduct it from the terminal leave pay of the employee concerned.
Does the local government has the legal right to deduct the said amount without the written consent of the employees, do they have a legal basis for such deduction.
Hope to hear your comments/suggestion/legal advise.
Thank you very much