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Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available March 9

Agencies that reimburse employees for state-related hotel stays are due a refund for hotel occupancy taxes. USAS automatically generates the refunds each quarter.

The hotel occupancy tax refund for December through February will be available on DAFR reports 8190 and 8200 on March 9.

See Hotel Occupancy Tax Quarterly Refund (FPP B.006) for more information.

Reminder – Vendor Number Changes in USAS

Effective March 31, the vendor numbers used for the processing of two types of USAS transactions will change. Agencies must update their internal systems to prepare for these vendor number changes. Agencies have the option to start using the new numbers immediately. However, after March 31, the previous numbers and all their mail codes will be inactive and cannot be used to process payments or accounting transactions.

  • The vendor number for Replenishing Petty Cash will be 31001035687.000, replacing 38880026539.000.
  • The vendor number for Summary Cost Allocation Transfers will be 31001035695.000, replacing 38880025705.000.

Contact Payment Services with questions.

New CAPPS Landing Page and Dashboard

On April 6, a new CAPPS Production landing page and dashboard will replace the current portal.

After login, the new landing page defaults to the employee self-service dashboard with multiple tiles for various user options based on each user’s profile. New navigation menus will replace current favorites and “breadcrumbs.” The CAPPS Support team is working with designated agency support staff through a user acceptance testing process to prepare for this change.

Agency Level 1 support staff received a desk aid with additional details on these changes. Users may contact their agency’s support staff for more information.

These changes will be a topic at the February and March CAPPS user group meetings.

Texas Comptroller Manual of Accounts Updated

Substantive changes have been made to the Texas Comptroller Manual of Accounts (FPP Q.009). The Manual of Accounts provides information on state agencies, appropriated funds, accounts and object codes used to record accounting transactions.

The updates reflect legislation passed by the 86th Legislature, Regular Session, that took effect Jan. 1.

Second Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports Due

March 13 is the maintenance and corrections deadline for the fiscal 2020 second quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports (Dec. 1 to Feb. 28). Copies of the quarterly reports will be sent via electronic file transfer (EFT) on March 17. The online quarterly report acknowledgment form (with required complaint reporting included) will be available March 17 and must be submitted by March 24.

See Veteran Workforce Summary Reports and Veteran Complaint Reporting (FPP F.038) for more information.

CAPPS User Group Meeting Feb. 25

A CAPPS HR/Payroll and Financials user group meeting will be held Feb. 25, 9–11 a.m. in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-100.

See the CAPPS Financials User Group Meetings or the CAPPS HR/Payroll User Group Meetings pages for the agenda and webinar information.


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