Confidential Employee Information for Open Records Requests Requiring Agency Input
Issued: July 31, 2009
Updated: Oct. 12, 2018 – View Changes
If your agency has an employee who qualifies for personal safety exception or Open Records questions, please contact:
Mainframe Production Support — USPS, SPRS, HRIS Help Desk (512) 463-4008
CAPPS Authorized Support Staff Help Desk (512) 463-CAPP (2277)
State agencies and institutions of higher education
The Fiscal Management Division responds to a number of open records requests for payment-related data in any given year. Many of these requests deal with information directly related to state employees. Public information, including non-confidential employee level data, is published on numerous public websites.
Certain employee information is confidential under the Texas Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Agencies are responsible for:
- Notifying the Comptroller’s office if agency employees qualify for the personal safety exception.
- Setting the data release indicators in the payroll systems to record each employee’s personal information release election.
- Marking employee payments confidential if the payment is exempt from disclosure.
|10/12/2018||Updated OAG forms page link|
|09/18/2015||Updated through the acts of the 84th Legislature, Regular Session; added CAPPS information|
|11/22/2013||Included employee personal information release election, added legal cites and updated to FPP format|