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Pay Cards for Payroll/Retirement Payments

Issued: Feb. 25, 2011
Updated: Sept. 8, 2022 – View Changes

FPP P.004

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Pay Card Enrollment Authorization form (74-224)


SPRS instructions

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CAPPS HR/Payroll instructions

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USPS instructions

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Program marketing

Pay Card Marketing Materials

Payment Services help desk at (512) 936-8138 or


Applicable to

State agencies. Excludes institutions of higher education.


Pay cards for payroll, travel or retirement payments provide an optional alternative from warrants or direct deposit to a debit card. State employees and annuitants can contact their paying agency to elect this option. Paying agencies may not require a payee to use a pay card.

The Comptroller’s contract bank (the bank) loads the pay cards with the payment. Payees 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 payee.

The pay card program provides a convenient financial management tool to the payee and savings to the state from not printing and distributing warrants.

Changes to This Document
Date Updates
09/08/2022 Updated pay card requirements and instructions
08/12/2021 Updated with notice of program hold
09/17/2019 Updated to reflect new federal disclosure requirements and retiree eligibility