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What is USPS?

USPS is the Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System, which was established in 1994 to process payrolls for state employees using a centralized and standardized payroll calculation.

USPS was mandated by the 70th Legislature in 1987. The money was appropriated to the Comptroller's office to accomplish this task.

A centralized and standardized payroll calculation has two very appealing benefits:

  • It assures that all employees of classified state agencies (does not include institutions of higher education) will have their pay calculated the same, which ties directly to the Fiscal Management Division mission to ensure all claims against the state are legitimate.
  • It allows the Legislature and other oversight agencies to have online access to payroll and personnel information.

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