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Letter of Authorization for SPRS Payroll Overrides

Issued: April 13, 2004
Updated: March 14, 2013 – View Changes

FPP O.001



For additional information, please contact your SPRS representative or call the Help Desk at (512) 463-4008.

Applicable to

Agency heads, chief fiscal officers, human resource officers and payroll contacts at SPRS agencies


The process for requesting payroll overrides requires Standardized Payroll/Personnel Reporting System (SPRS) agencies to submit the Letter of Authorization for SPRS Payroll Overrides form (74-204).

Note: For personnel overrides, agencies should continue to use the Letter of Authorization for Data Changes (form 73-313).

Who must sign the form

An employee who is listed on the agency’s Voucher Signature Card on file at the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller's office) must sign the form.

When the form is due

The form must be faxed to the Comptroller’s office by noon on the day of payroll processing to allow for adequate time to review and process the request.


Instructions for completing and submitting the Letter of Authorization (LOA) are on the form.

Notification of approval/disapproval

The Comptroller’s office only approves payroll overrides in situations that are critical. Your SPRS representative will notify you by telephone after approval or disapproval.

Changes to This Document
Date Updates
03/14/2013 Retired FM04-26 designation. Updated to FPP format; updated LOA.