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ACR 60028 – TINS System Change
May 5, 2015

Introduction

Application Change Request (ACR) 60028 modified the Texas Identification Number System (TINS) to change warrant size and appearance effective May 5, 2015.

Issue

The paper stock used to print warrants required upgrades to continue to meet banking industry standards. The smaller size warrants also required the purchase of special envelopes.

In addition, the warrant stub allowed for only:

Solution

Effective May 5, the warrant size was expanded slightly to 8.5 x 3.5 inches printed on an 8.5 x 11 sheet that includes the stub. Each agency will receive their warrants tri-folded and ready for insertion in #10 window business envelopes. The new warrants also include more security features.

Note: The smaller warrant envelopes may need to be stocked for 30–45 days after May 5 for distribution of released held warrants issued before May 5.

Warrant stub changes

The top two-thirds of the sheet is the warrant stub. The stub has:

Note: Payment-related information may not include any confidential or Protected Health Information as outlined in USAS Invoice Number Field Requirements (FPP E.023).

The fields on the warrant stub have been rearranged as follows:

Before May 5
Payee Number/Mail Code Payee Name  
Warrant Number Issue Date Warrant Total
After May 5
Issue Date   Warrant Total
Payee Number Mail Code Warrant Number
Payee Name    

The contact information still includes the name of the paying agency and paying agency’s phone number from the USAS Agency Profile (DØ2).

The warrant stub has room for the following longer messages from the Comptroller’s office:

New Message
Payroll warrant

The state of Texas has changed the look and size of state-issued checks (called “warrants”).

Your ability to cash or deposit this warrant should not be affected. There are other payment options that offer a simple, safe and smart way to receive your payroll payment.

Consider signing up for direct deposit or an employee pay card for your payroll payment. For more information, contact your agency’s payroll office.

Financial institutions and check cashing establishments may verify the status of state warrants by calling the automated Comptroller’s Treasury Operations Warrant Status Inquiry System at 512-463-5961.

Non-payroll warrant

The state of Texas has changed the look and size of state-issued checks (called “warrants”).

Your ability to cash or deposit this warrant should not be affected. Please visit TexasPayeeResources.org for information on online resources that provide access to your payment information. You can also call the paying agency at the phone number listed above.

Direct deposit is the simple, safe and smart way to receive your state-issued payments. To sign up, visit TxDirectDeposit.org.

Financial institutions and check cashing establishments may verify the status of state warrants by calling the automated Comptroller’s Treasury Operations Warrant Status Inquiry System at 512-463-5961.

Note: The address portion on the back of the warrant stub contains information such as the document number that may be helpful to agencies in distributing warrants. USPS payroll warrants include the employee’s Org Code, and SPRS payroll warrants include the employee’s Payment Sort.

Warrant face changes

The bottom third is the actual Treasury warrant. The warrant fields have been rearranged as follows:

Before May 5
Warrant Write Date Fund Agency Number Document Number Payee Number/Mail Code
After May 5
Warrant Write Date Payee Number Mail Code Fund Agency Number Document Number

In addition:

For More Information

If you have questions, please contact Payment Services.