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April, 2016

Promote National Direct Deposit Month with Updated Materials

To mark National Direct Deposit Month in May, the Direct Deposit: Bank on It topic page now features:

  • Updated Marketing Materials for State Agency Use ready to be customized with your agency contact information, including:
    • Payroll and vendor/payee stuffers in English and Spanish
    • A promotional flyer
  • Information on enhanced protections against fraud
  • The option to request a report showing the increase of your agency’s direct deposit percentage over time
  • A list of Agency Direct Deposit Percentages for the past month

Direct deposit saves time, money and resources. Use the Savings Calculator to see how much increasing direct deposit participation can save your agency.

For more information, please contact Payment Services.

Fiscal 2015 Summary of Federal Expenditures by State Agency and Single Audit Report Package Now Available

The following Reference section items in the Financial Reporting FMX topic area have been updated for fiscal 2015:

For questions, please contact your financial reporting analyst.

Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Post-Payment Audit Reports Are Available

The Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Post-Payment Audit Reports are available for view, print and download. See the Audit topic page on FMX for more audit resources, including Fiscal Policies and Procedures, forms and contact information.

To receive email notification of each audit report posted, subscribe via GovDelivery.

Reminder — Form for Semiannual Verification of Users’ Security Access Levels Due May 2

Security coordinators are required to certify that their records are up to date through a semiannual security verification process that is concurrent for all Fiscal Management applications.

On April 1, Fiscal Management mailed each agency and institution of higher education a printout of those with access to each system. An online attestation form PDF must be completed and returned by Monday, May 2, for agency or institution security requests to continue to be accepted.

If you have questions, email sfs.security@cpa.texas.gov or see Semiannual Verification of Users’ Security Access Levels (FPP K.009) (login required).

Reminder — Warrant Pickup Authorization Form Due by April 22

Every two years, the Fiscal Management Division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts requires an updated Agency Authorization for Warrant Pickup form (74-189) from state agencies and institutions of higher education. All authorizations now on file will terminate at 5 p.m. on April 29 and the new forms will become effective May 2.

Agencies and institutions must return their completed authorization forms to the Fiscal Management Division no later than April 22. If an agency’s renewal form is not on file by May 2, 2016, warrants will not be distributed for that agency.

For the instructions and form, see Renewal of Agency Authorization for Warrant Pickup (FPP E.053).

Security Request Now Requires Employee or Contractor Designation

Effective April 7, there is a new first step for submitting a Security Request (login required). Security coordinators must now designate if the user is an employee or contractor by selecting the appropriate radio button for Employment Type in the User Information section.

Please see the User Information Screen (login required) in Security Coordinator Reference (FPP K.005) for instructions.

CAPPS Business Objects Reports Access Added to Security Request

Security coordinators can now request security for CAPPS Business Objects (BOBJ) Reports on a new page of the Security Request. Also, BOBJ and ad hoc reports for CAPPS Financials may now be requested by module.

See the new CAPPS BOBJ Reports Security Request Instructions (login required) page in Security Coordinator Reference for instructions.

Note: Instructions for Reviewing CAPPS Access (login required) are also now available.

If you have any questions, please email sfs.security@cpa.texas.gov.

Four TINS Inquiry Screens Updated

Effective April 2, ACR 60098 – TINS System Change modified four TINS inquiry screens:

  • Payee Warrants on Hold (PYWTHD)
  • Payee Held Warrants Released (PYWTHR)
  • Payee Payment Information (PYWRNT)
  • Prior Fiscal Year Payment Information (PFYWRT)

Changes included ending the void warrant display on the PYWTHD and PYWTHR screens; new display of the mail code paid on the PYWTHD, PYWRNT and PFYWRT screens; and the display of the actual payment document number on the PYWTHD and PYWTHR screens in all cases.

The TINS Guide (FPP P.003) has been updated to reflect these changes.

Warrant Pickup Authorization Form Due by April 22

Every two years, the Fiscal Management Division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts requires an updated Agency Authorization for Warrant Pickup form (74-189) PDF from state agencies and institutions of higher education.

All authorizations now on file will terminate at 5 p.m. on April 29 and the new forms will become effective May 2. Agencies and institutions must return the completed authorization form to the Fiscal Management Division no later than April 22.

For the instructions and form, see Renewal of Agency Authorization for Warrant Pickup (FPP E.053).

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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