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Payment Cards for Payroll Net Pay (Paycards)

Issued: Feb. 25, 2011
Updated: June 27, 2016 – View Changes

FPP P.004


Applicable to

State agencies


Payment cards for payroll net pay provide an alternative to warrants or direct deposit to a bank account for state agency employees. The paycard program allows employees to choose to receive their net pay on a debit card. Employees can contact their agency payroll office to elect this option.

The contracted vendor (Bank of America) loads the paycards with the net pay on payday. Employees can then use the card at the point of sale or receive cash from an ATM. There is no fee for point of sale purchases, and other fees are nominal for the employee.

The paycard program provides a convenient financial management tool to the employee and savings to the state in not having to generate and distribute warrants.

The paycard is only provided for net pay, not for travel reimbursement or other payments.

Note: By completing the Employee PayCard Authorization form, the employee establishes a financial relationship with Bank of America. As a result, Bank of America staff must handle questions related to the account.

Changes to this document
06/27/2016 Updated instructions for SPRS and CAPPS HR/Payroll agencies.
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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