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Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS)

What’s New?

Online Form for Annual Encumbrance Reporting Due Oct. 30

State agencies and institutions of higher education must report annual binding encumbrances and payables to the Comptroller’s office per APS 018. Because the annual reporting requirement encompasses the fourth quarter of the previous appropriation year, there is no requirement for separate fourth-quarter reporting.

Agencies must enter encumbrances and payables into USAS for AY 2018 and prior years’ appropriations by the due date for their agency type for annual financial reporting:

  • Sept. 30 for simplified reporting agencies
  • Oct. 30 for full reporting agencies

All agencies must submit the online Annual Certification by Oct. 30. (The recommended due date for simplified reporting agencies is Sept. 30.)

Automated Lapse of Unencumbered Balances Starts Running Nov. 1

By Oct. 30 each year, all agencies must lapse appropriation balances that exceed the level necessary to satisfy any outstanding binding encumbrances and/or payables. (The recommended due date for simplified reporting agencies is Sept. 30.)

The Comptroller’s office is statutorily required to lapse all unencumbered nonconstruction appropriation balances for all prior appropriation years on Nov. 1 of each fiscal year. To facilitate this, an automatic lapse program will run in USAS as early as the Nov. 1 nightly cycle.

Appropriation balances on the USAS Appropriation Record Inquiry (62) screen may require adjustments or corrections before unexpended balance (UB) forward, lapsing or collected cash disposition. All transactions for budget revisions and expenditure transfers for affected years should be completed before processing UB or lapse transactions. Doing so will reduce the number of issues that may arise with the automatic lapse program.

For full details, see APS 018.

CAPPS Portal (Central)

Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System

CAPPS Enterprise Portal Login

Contacts and Help

CAPPS Contacts and Help

General System Availability

CAPPS is available 24/7 with the following exceptions:

Daily:

  • 4:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.

Thursday:

  • 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

Sunday:

  • 4:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Third Weekend of the Month:

  • 11:00 p.m. on Saturday – 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday

Note: Any additional exceptions beyond those listed above are coordinated through the established Governance process.

Calendars

CAPPS 30-Day Calendar

No Events Scheduled

Other Calendars

Training

Visit the ProjectONE website to find out more about CAPPS Training or to access the CAPPS training materials.

Joining CAPPS

To implement CAPPS at your agency, contact Rusty Charlton at russell.charlton@cpa.texas.gov or visit the ProjectONE website.

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