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Non-Salary Payments
Financial Incentives – Wellness Programs

Background

A state agency may develop a wellness program designed to increase work productivity and capacity and reduce health insurance costs. A state agency may allow employees to participate in certain wellness activities after establishing agency policy for participation and benefits. An agency may provide financial incentives for participation in the wellness program, if the agency has created a written policy with objective criteria for providing the incentives.

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Eligible Employees

The agency will determine which employees are eligible for financial incentives based upon the agency's written policy and objective criteria.

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Notification

The agency must notify the Comptroller that it has established an agency policy for providing financial incentives to eligible employees before payments can be made. The notification must include a copy of the Wellness Policy with objective criteria for awarding financial incentives, confirmation that the policy has been adopted by the agency and that the agency is now ready to pay financial incentives to eligible employees. The notification must be sent to Payroll Policy in the Statewide Human Resources/Payroll Assistance Section, Fiscal Management, Comptroller of Public Accounts.

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Additional Resources

To learn more about entering this special pay, see Chapter 10 “Special Pays” of the USPS Process Guide or the Entitlement Code Table in Appendix A of the SPRS User Guide.

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Sources

Texas Government Code Annotated, Section 664.061 (a) (4), (5) and (6); Section 664.053 (e).

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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