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Payment Scheduling

To maximize the interest earned on funds held by the state, agencies are required to schedule their payments in USAS. Unless an exception is documented, payments are made 30 days from the last of the received, invoice or completion of services/receipt of goods. There are certain cases when an agency should schedule a payment for earlier distribution.

Agencies are responsible for negotiating early payment discounts when possible and ensuring that those discounts are cost effective. Agencies must seek earlier payment distribution than the payment due date whenever taking a discount would be beneficial to the state.

To review the law in its entirety, see Chapter 2155.382 of the Texas Government Code.


Money owed to a vendor.
State agency
  • A board, commission, department, office or other agency in the executive branch of state government created by the constitution or a statute of this state, including an institution of higher education as defined by Texas Education Code Section 61.003.
  • The Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, a court of appeals, a state judicial agency or the State Bar of Texas.
Note: The definition of state agency does not include the Legislature or a legislative agency under the Payment Scheduling law.

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