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Legislative Changes Affecting Salary Administration,
85th Legislature

FPP F.021

Changes to Salary/HR Administration

Change to Salary Schedule Effective Sept. 1, 2017

The GAA, Article IX, Part 2, Schedule A Classification Salary Schedule deleted Pay Group A3 from the listing.

In addition, Schedule C contains one change. For pay Group C3, those with 20 or more years of service, the rate will change from $77,846 to $79,323.

Savings Incentive Program for State Employees

Senate Bill 132 amended existing law related to the Savings Incentive Program for State Agencies, which allows agencies to notify the Comptroller’s office when an agency spends less undedicated general revenue derived from nonfederal sources than is appropriated to the agency for a fiscal year. The agency is to notify the Comptroller’s office of the savings before Oct. 30 for the previous fiscal year.

Changes from Senate Bill 132 provide agencies with a larger portion of the savings and require that 50 percent of the portion retained by the agency must be used to make payments on general obligation bonds issued by or on behalf of the agency or, in specific situations, to provide bonuses to each employee who meets certain criteria. The new language creates limits on the amounts of the bonus payments based on a formula in the enabling statute. The provisions require a state agency to adopt rules to implement this provision. Existing statute requires the Comptroller’s office to verify the amount of savings no later than the 60th day following the date the Comptroller’s office receives notification. The bill becomes effective Sept. 1, 2017.

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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