FMX Home
Glenn Hegar  ·  Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

What's New? on FMX

May, 2014

CANCELLED: CAPPS HR/Payroll Non-Production Environments Maintenance on June 1

Please be advised that the scheduled maintenance for CAPPS HR and ELM Sandbox, Maintenance and User Acceptance Testing environments for AIX patching on Sunday, June 1 from 5 a.m. to noon has been cancelled.

An alternative date for this maintenance will be sent out to users once identified.

USAS Confidential Indicator FPP Updated to Clarify How Payee/Vendor Numbers Are Reported

USAS Confidential Indicator (FPP E.045) has been updated to clarify that the Comptroller’s office considers vendor/payee numbers to be sensitive and does not include them in reports accessible to the general public.

State agencies and institutions of higher education should not mark transactions as “Confidential” or “Some Confidential” based solely on the vendor/payee number. Vendor/payee numbers are not included in Where the Money Goes or the Data Center on the Comptroller’s Texas Transparency website.

Note: The ability to accurately distinguish confidential and non-confidential payments is critical in making payment information promptly available to the public. Agencies and institutions must ensure the USAS confidential indicator is properly marked as stipulated in FPP E.045.

Third Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by June 30

State agencies and institutions of higher education must report payables and binding encumbrances for third quarter fiscal 2014 appropriations no later than June 30 to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

For more information, see Encumbrance Report and Lapsing of Appropriations (APS 018) (FPP A.019).

USPS and SPRS User Group Meeting Set for June 17

A USPS and SPRS User Group meeting is scheduled for June 17 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1-100 at the William B. Travis Building in Austin. Topics include:

  • Changes to USPS Month and Quarter Clears
  • Update on Fiscal 2015 Pay Increase
  • Information about the Dental Discount Program
  • Update on the 90-Day Wait for Retirement

You can register in advance in Training Center (login required) to attend in person or participate through teleconference.

Note: Continuing professional education credit will be awarded only to those who attend the meeting in person, so registration is encouraged.

GASB 14/39 Component Unit Questionnaire Due Aug. 15

Any new potential component units or changes to existing component units require submitting a questionnaire on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 14, The Financial Reporting Entity, as amended by GASB 39, Determining Whether Certain Organizations Are Component Units. The GASB 14/39 Questionnaire is due Aug. 15.

GASB 49 Questionnaire Due Sept. 1

An annual certification on pollution remediation activity is required under GASB 49, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pollution Remediation Obligations. To comply with this requirement, all state agencies and institutions of higher education must complete the GASB 49 Questionnaire by Sept. 1. Submission of the questionnaire is an acknowledgment that you have reviewed your agency’s operations for potential Pollution Remediation Obligations.

If you have questions, please contact your financial reporting analyst..

Fiscal 2015 Payroll Due Dates and Direct Deposit Schedule Posted

For state agencies and institutions of higher education, the payroll due date for monthly and twice-monthly payrolls is no later than the seventh workday before payday.

Submitting your payrolls to the Comptroller’s office on or before the due dates assures adequate processing time for direct deposits and warrant distribution.

See Payroll Due Dates and Direct Deposit Schedules (FPP E.030) for more information, including the fiscal 2015 payroll due dates and direct deposit schedule.

Statewide Systems Are Now Available

All statewide systems, including reports, are now available.

Warrants are not available for pickup or distribution until noon. However, you are advised to call Payment Services at 512-936-8138 for a status update.

Statewide Systems are Delayed

The statewide systems are currently unavailable. These include:

  • Uniform Statewide Accounting System (USAS)
  • Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System (USPS)
  • Texas Identification Number System (TINS)

Availability of these systems is estimated to be 10 a.m. today.

Reports will be available after online access to the systems is restored.

Warrants are not available for pickup or distribution until noon. However, you are advised to call the Payment Services at 10 a.m. at 512-936-8138 for a status update.

New Policy Statements Added to Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource

Two new policy statements have been added to Texas Payroll/ Personnel Resource (FPP F.027). To locate and view the statements, click on a topic below:

General Provisions

If you have questions, please contact the Statewide Human Resource and Payroll Assistance (SHRPA) team at shrpa.mail@cpa.texas.gov or (512) 463-4008.

CAPPS Financials Non-Production Environments Unavailable May 18

The CAPPS Financials Sandbox, Maintenance and User Acceptance Testing environments will undergo scheduled maintenance for AIX patching on Sunday, May 18 from 5 a.m. to noon.

The following environments will be unavailable:

  • FSSBX – CAPPS Financials Sandbox
  • FSMNT – CAPPS Financials Maintenance
  • FSUAT – CAPPS Financials User Acceptance Testing
  • EPUAT – CAPPS Financials Acceptance Testing Portal

New Financials Website and Fiscal Briefs Available Now

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has launched the Fiscal Management Financials website that provides quick access to state of Texas financial information, including these key reports and briefs:

  • Texas Annual Cash Report
  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  • A Report to the Citizens of Texas (citizen-centric report or CCR)
  • Fiscal Briefs

Fiscal Briefs is a new reports series that highlights state of Texas financial topics and resources in a brief, information-packed format. Briefs available now for view and download include:

  • Cash Report and CAFR
  • Economic Stabilization Fund
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
Comptroller.Texas.Gov | FMX
FMX Sitemap | Contact FM
Accessibility Policy | Privacy and Security Policy