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Settlement and Judgment Processing Guidelines

Issued: June 3, 2004
Updated: January 13, 2023 – View Changes

FPP E.041


The guidelines and processing instructions for the payment of a settlement or judgment described in this Fiscal Policy and Procedure (FPP) comply with:

  • General Appropriations Act (GAA), Article IX, Section 16.04, Judgments and Settlements.
  • Applicable settlement and judgment riders in GAA, Article I, Fiscal Programs – Comptroller of Public Accounts, Strategy A.1.3.
Changes to This Document
Date Updates
01/13/2023 Updated legal citation for settlements and judgments to be paid from the Comptroller’s Fiscal Programs appropriation and clarified valid USAS document types
07/06/2022 Added clarifying information to the Processing Instructions for the Payment of Settlements and Judgments, Processing Instructions for the Payment of Settlements and Judgments – Pre-Litigation Settlements and Settlements and Judgments Quick Reference sections
10/12/2021 Updated the Appropriation Year Determination for Settlements and Judgements section for clarity
04/24/2020 Added Settlement and Judgment Payroll Processing form, updated legal authority, clarified T-code for payments and added instructions for payroll processing
11/01/2018 Clarifying language for Purchase/Payroll Voucher submission
08/22/2018 Added 1099 instructions for payment of attorney fees on COBJ 7221 (Pre-Litigation) and added clarifying language to Transportation Code reference