What’s New on FMX?
CAPPS HR/Payroll: Production Maintenance Dec. 4
The CAPPS HR/Payroll Production environments will undergo maintenance to the Linux file server cluster on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 4 to 9 a.m. During this time, the following environments will be unavailable:
- HCMPRD1 – CAPPS HR/Payroll Production
- HCMRPT1 – CAPPS HR/Payroll Reporting
- PIHPRD1 – CAPPS Portal Production
In addition, the CPA Infrastructure Mainframe will undergo scheduled maintenance on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 10 a.m. in order to perform USPS database maintenance. The following web services will be unavailable:
- New Hire
- 90 Day Wait
- Lump Sum
CAPPS Financials: Production Maintenance Dec. 4
The CAPPS Financials Production environments will undergo maintenance to the Linux file server cluster on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 4 to 9 a.m. During this time, the following environments will be unavailable:
- FINPRD1 – CAPPS Financials Production
- FINRPT1 – CAPPS Financials Reporting
- PIHPRD1 – CAPPS Portal Production
CAPPS HR/Payroll: Do not run On-Cycle until Dec. 6
Please do not run December On-Cycle payrolls until Tuesday, Dec. 6. The CAPPS Support team is working on getting the SECC file uploaded for 2017 deductions and working on 2017 tax tables, both of which impact December’s paychecks.
First Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by Dec. 30
State agencies and institutions of higher education must report payables and binding encumbrances for first quarter fiscal 2017 in all open appropriations no later than Dec. 30 to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Quarterly certification must be entered in the online form.
For more information, see Encumbrance Report and Lapsing of Appropriations (APS 018).
Reminder – USPS Unavailable Dec. 10 for CYE File Split
USPS will be unavailable all day Saturday, Dec. 10, while we conduct the calendar year-end (CYE) file split.
All USPS payrolls finalized after the 2016/2017 file split must have a warrant date in calendar year 2017 and will be reflected in the 2017 files.
For more information, see USPS Calendar Year-End Close Process (FPP R.014).
For questions, please contact the USPS Help Desk at (512) 463-4008 or your assigned USPS representative.
Federal Overtime Changes Effective Dec. 1 Blocked by Court
On Nov. 22, 2016, a federal district court in Texas enjoined nationwide implementation of the Labor Department’s final overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 1.
More about Federal Overtime Changes Effective Dec. 1 Blocked by Court
ACA 1094C and 1095C Reporting Requirements Now Available
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) requires employers to offer affordable health insurance that provides minimum essential coverage to their full-time (and full-time equivalent) employees and their dependents or incur tax penalties.
The Comptroller’s office has issued ACA 1094C and 1095C Reporting Requirements (FPP F.039). The most important thing to note is that your agency is responsible for 1094-C and 1095-C reporting.
USPS and CAPPS Central Agencies are required to update 1094-C contact information by Dec. 31, 2016.
Please review this guidance for how it affects your agency. If applicable, agencies must submit the new Designation of Government Entity for ACA Reporting form to the Comptroller’s office by Dec. 31.
New IRS Deadline for 1099 Forms
The deadline to file 1099-MISC forms (when reporting in box 7) with the IRS is Jan. 31, 2017. This applies to both electronic and hard copy files.
The last day to make changes to 1099 data in USAS and request the DAFR7950 report (forms and/or data set) is Monday, Jan. 30.
Due to this shortened processing timeline, the Comptroller’s office recommends that agencies begin reviewing their 1099 data immediately.
There will be two classes (login required) on Tuesday, Dec. 6 for agencies that process 1099s in USAS.
For processing timeline and instructions, please see USAS Procedures for 1099 Reporting for Calendar Year 2016 (FPP E.001).