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Emergency Leave Reporting Requirements

Issued: Sept. 8, 2017
Updated: Aug. 31, 2018 – View Changes

FPP F.040


Applicable to

State agencies and institutions of higher education


Added by the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, Section 661.902(d) of the Government Code amends the emergency leave provisions by providing guidance on the awarding of emergency leave by administrative heads of state agencies (agencies) and institutions of higher education (institutions).

The guidance requires the administrative head to annually report specific information for each employee granted more than 32 hours of emergency leave during the prior state fiscal year. See the Reporting Requirements section of this fiscal policy and procedure for the list of required information to be reported.

The annual report is due to the Comptroller’s office no later than Oct. 1.


Agencies and institutions are required to report to the Comptroller’s office all emergency leave granted to any employee by the administrator of the agency or institution in the previous fiscal year that exceeds 32 hours.

For the purposes of the required reporting, emergency leave is defined as any leave taken by or granted to an employee under the authority found in Texas Government Code, Sec. 661.902.

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, emergency leave does not include administrative leave as authorized by Government Code, Sec. 661.911, which is granted for outstanding performance as documented in employee performance appraisals and specifically limited to 32 hours per fiscal year.

Legal cite

Texas Government Code, Section 661.902 (d).

More information

For questions, contact Stacey Minces, Payroll Policy Coordinator at the Comptroller’s office, at (512) 475-5615 or

Changes to this Document
08/31/2018 Added info on Emergency Leave Reporting web app and required statement when not sending a report
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