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Payment Scheduling – Comptroller Policy
USAS Fields

Agencies must enter the due date fields appropriately in USAS on the Pre-Enc/Enc/Expend Transaction Entry (505) screen:

  • An agency may not alter the Payment Due Date (PMT DUE DATE) when it needs the payment distributed early. This is because USAS could generate interest that is not due.
  • When a law, contract or other obligation requires that a payment be made before the Payment Due Date, an agency may submit an earlier date as the Requested Payment Date (RQD PMT DATE). USAS will then process the transaction for distribution based on the Requested Payment Date.

See also: Submitting Due Dates and Payment Due Date and Requested Payment Date

Note: If an agency submits a payment subject to the prompt payment law and sets either the RQD PMT DATE or the EFF DATE field past the payment’s due date, USAS requires the agency to verify that it intends to make a late payment with interest. The agency must make this verification by setting the IC indicator field to A.

See also: Interest Control Flag and Reason Code

The 505 screen also has three optional fields available to agencies for informational purposes only:

Definition

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