Pay Cards for Payroll/Retirement Payments
Issued: Feb. 25, 2011
Updated: Sept. 8, 2022 – View Changes
Contact your SPRS representative
CAPPS HR/Payroll instructions
Contact your agency’s CAPPS support staff
Contact your USPS representative
Payment Services help desk at (512) 936-8138 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|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|