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Payables and Binding Encumbrances Due

State agencies and institutions of higher education must report payables and binding encumbrances for first-quarter fiscal 2023 appropriations by Dec. 30.

Quarterly certification must be entered in the online form.

See Important Dates in the Reporting Guidelines of Encumbrance Reporting and Lapsing of Appropriations (APS 018) (FPP A.019) for more information.

GAA for 2024-25

Bound copies of the 2024-25 General Appropriations Act (GAA) are not on sale at this time. The Comptroller’s office will issue an announcement once the bound/printed copies are available for purchase.

See Conference Committee Report, House Bill 1, General Appropriations Bill for an electronic copy.

2024 Earned Federal Funds Update

State agencies are responsible for collecting and depositing earned federal funds (EFF) and indirect cost reimbursements to the General Revenue Fund. Effective Sept. 1, the EFF collection totals have been updated per the General Appropriations Act (GAA).

See Earned Federal Funds and Indirect Cost Reimbursements to the General Revenue Fund (APS 023) (FPP A.017) for defined conditions and deadlines.

Contact your agency’s appropriation control officer with any questions.

Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports

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

The hotel occupancy tax refund for September through November will be available on DAFR8190 and DAFR8200 on Dec 9.

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

Military (Formerly Veteran) Workforce Summary Reports Due

Dec. 15 is the maintenance and corrections deadline for the fiscal 2024 first-quarter Military (formerly Veteran) Workforce Summary Reports (Sept. 1 to Nov. 30). Copies of the quarterly reports will be sent via electronic file transfer (EFT) on Dec. 19. The online quarterly report acknowledgment form (with required complaint reporting included) will be available Dec. 19 and must be submitted by Dec. 29.

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

2023 State of Texas Annual Cash Report

The State of Texas Annual Cash Report for fiscal 2023 is now available. The report presents the state’s financial condition and details revenues and expenditures on a cash basis, as required by Texas Government Code, Section 403.013.

Direct Deposit – Reversals and Reclamations (DDEP) Webinars

Effective Jan. 2, 2024, all agencies must process their own reversals and reclamations via the new DDEP web application. Employees who monitor direct deposit payments for their agencies and submit direct deposit reversals and reclamations should attend a DDEP webinar. Webinars cover step-by-step instructions for processing, editing and deleting direct deposit reversals, and for using payment search functions.

No registration is required. For webinar dates and access information, see DDEP Training Webinars.

Contact Payment Services for more information.

CAPPS User Group Meeting

A combined CAPPS HR/Payroll and Financials user group meeting will be held Nov. 30, 9–11 a.m.

See CAPPS HR/Payroll User Group Meetings or CAPPS Financials User Group Meetings for more information. The meeting agenda will be available a few days before the meeting.

Reminder – Warrant Distribution on Nov. 22

The Comptroller’s office will be closed for business on Wednesday, Nov. 22; however, Payment Services will distribute warrants from 9–11 a.m. for the Nov. 21 processing cycle.

There will be no warrant distribution on Nov. 23 or 24. Warrants from the Nov. 22 and Nov. 24 processing cycles will be available for distribution on Monday, Nov. 27.

See Payment Distribution for warrant pickup requirements.

Reminder – Direct Deposit Settlement Dates

When determining the direct deposit settlement date of a payment, exclude state and federal holidays that are listed on the System Outages and Holidays calendar.

Since financial institutions are closed, no direct deposit activity occurs on those days. Agencies must consider these dates when determining when to submit their payments to ensure prompt payment and avoid late payment interest.

Reminder – USAS/TINS File Submission

If you need to submit a USAS or TINS batch file on a weekend or holiday, see the USAS/TINS Input Record File Submission Schedule.