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Reason Code Definitions and Restrictions for State Agencies FY 2018–2019

Last Updated: Aug. 11, 2017


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All state agencies


The 85th Legislature made additions and changes to salary administration provisions of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) and Government Code. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has issued policies and procedures addressing several of these changes:

This document contains detailed definitions and restrictions for the reason codes state agencies use to record and report salary and personnel actions. Agencies use this information to determine the proper method for reporting salary administration information.

Please refer to this document when reporting information to the Standardized Payroll/Personnel Reporting System (SPRS) or entering data in the Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System (USPS) and the Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS).

For questions, contact the Statewide Systems Operations & Payroll Policy Help Desk at (512) 463-4008 or your SPRS or USPS representative, or contact CAPPS Agency Support.

CAPPS authorized agency support staff may contact the CAPPS Authorized Agency Support Staff Help Desk at (512) 463-CAPP (2277).

Quick reference

For convenient reference to commonly used codes, use the Reason Codes Quick Reference for State Agencies.

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