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Encrypt Confidential Emails to Fiscal Management

State agencies and institutions of higher education sometimes send documents with confidential information to Fiscal Management. 

Email is not a secure transmission. Agencies must send confidential information as an encrypted email attachment as prescribed by your agency’s information security policy. 

See Confidential Information Must be Encrypted Before Emailing to Fiscal Management (FPP D.004) for details.

Comptroller Expenditure Objects for Drones

Comptroller expenditure objects (COBJs) are available to record payment for unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). State agencies must have statutory authority to make a drone purchase. Use the following to record payment:

Contact the Expenditure Assistance team at (512) 475-0966 or expenditure.assistance@cpa.texas.gov for more information.

Accounting Policy Webinar

An accounting policy webinar will be held April 28, 2-4 p.m. See the Accounting Policy Meetings page for the webinar registration.

This page will also be updated with:

  • Agenda and meeting materials (available the day before the meeting)
  • Q&As (available two to three weeks after the webinar)

Note: Use Google Chrome as the internet browser to avoid Webex compatibility issues.

TINS System Changes

TINS implemented two application change requests (ACRs) effective March 26:

  • ACR 60382 updated the direct deposit return reason code R17 as it was repurposed by the National Automated Clearing House Association.
  • ACR 60446 implemented a new display that masks all but the last four digits of payees’ account numbers on the monthly direct deposit reports.

Contact Payment Services with questions.

CAPPS User Group Webinar

A combined CAPPS Financials and CAPPS HR/Payroll user group webinar will be held April 29, 9-11 a.m.

See CAPPS HR/Payroll User Group Meetings or CAPPS Financials User Group Meetings for webinar information. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted one day before the meeting.

Semiannual Verification of Users’ Security Access Levels Due

Security coordinators are required to certify that their records are up to date through a semiannual security verification process that is concurrent for all Fiscal Management applications.

If you have questions, email sfs.security@cpa.texas.gov.

New IAM Page for CAPPS

A new Identity Access Management (IAM) platform for CAPPS will be available in the user acceptance testing (UAT) environment by April 12, and will go live in June. All CAPPS Central agencies must participate. See the IAM page for more information, project updates and contact information.