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December 2016

12/28/16 Recovery Audit Report Now Available
12/16/16 Mileage Reimbursement Rate Decreases to 53.5 Cents on Jan. 1
12/16/16 Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Post-Payment Audit Reports Have Been Posted
12/16/16 Reminder – Warrant Pickup Available 8 to 10 a.m. on Dec. 23 and Jan. 2
12/16/16 Reminder – Check Direct Deposit Settlement Dates
12/09/16 Warrant Pickup Available 8 to 10 a.m. on Dec. 23 and Jan. 2
12/09/16 Check Direct Deposit Settlement Dates
12/09/16 Jan. 2 Direct Deposit Payments
12/09/16 Reminder — Deadline Approaching for First Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
12/02/16 CAPPS HR/Payroll: Production Maintenance Dec. 4
12/02/16 CAPPS Financials: Production Maintenance Dec. 4
12/02/16 CAPPS HR/Payroll: Do not run On-Cycle until Dec. 6
12/02/16 First Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by Dec. 30
12/02/16 Reminder – USPS Unavailable Dec. 10 for CYE File Split
12/02/16 Federal Overtime Changes Effective Dec. 1 Blocked by Court
12/02/16 ACA 1094C and 1095C Reporting Requirements Now Available

November 2016

11/22/16 New IRS Deadline for 1099 Forms
11/18/16 USPS Unavailable Dec. 10 for CYE File Split
11/18/16 Deadlines Approaching for First Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
11/18/16 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available Dec. 9
11/18/16 Reminder — Warrant Pickup Available 8 to 10 a.m. on Nov. 23
11/18/16 Reminder — Check Direct Deposit Settlement Dates
11/17/16 CAPPS HR/Payroll: Production Maintenance — Nov. 20, 2016
11/17/16 CAPPS Financials: Production Maintenance — Nov. 20, 2016
11/14/16 USAS ACR 60137 Adds 45-day Limit to Certain Date Fields for Doc Types 5 & 7
11/14/16 TINS Payroll Direct Deposit Cancellations Report Now Available
11/14/16 Search State Payments Issued Video Tutorials Available for Payees
11/14/16 Warrant Pickup Available 8 to 10 a.m. on Nov. 23
11/14/16 Check Direct Deposit Settlement Dates
11/14/16 Reminder – Federal Overtime Changes Effective Dec. 1
11/04/16 Statewide Cost Allocation Worksheet Due Jan. 15
11/04/16 USAS 1099 Reporting Procedures for 2016 Include a Deadline Change
11/04/16 Important AFR Deadline Reminders
11/04/16 State of Texas Annual Cash Report Now Available
11/04/16 Reminder – Final EEO Report Copies Available Nov. 16

October 2016

10/31/16 Double-Check CBA and CLIBA Payment Procedures
10/31/16 Final EEO Report Copies Available Nov. 16
10/31/16 Reminder – Benefits Proportional by Fund Reports Due Nov. 18
10/31/16 Reminder – Benefit Replacement Pay Leveling Election Due
10/24/16 CAPPS HR/Payroll – Mail Code Notice and Guidance
10/21/16 Budget T-Codes Effective Date Changed
10/21/16 Reminder – Annual Encumbrance Certification and Automated Lapsing Coming Up
10/21/16 Reminder – Preliminary EEO Report Copies Available Oct. 31
10/21/16 Deadlines Approaching for Community/Junior Colleges First Quarter Veteran Workforce Reporting
10/14/16 Benefit Replacement Pay Leveling Election Due
10/14/16 Preliminary EEO Report Copies Available Oct. 31
10/14/16 Notify Comptroller’s Office of Personal Safety Exception to Open Records Requests
10/07/16 Update Agency Link to Where the Money Goes
10/07/16 See Dates for Annual Encumbrance Certification and Automated Lapsing
10/05/16 CAPPS HR/Payroll: Texas Workforce Commission Wage Reporting
10/03/16 Warrant Cancellation Procedures Changed

September 2016

09/30/16 CAPPS Financials and HR/Payroll: Production Maintenance Oct. 2, 2016
09/30/16 Updated Fix for BlueZone
09/30/16 Fiscal Management Requests Your Feedback
09/30/16 Check Direct Deposit Settlement Dates
09/30/16 Updated USAS Deposit Processing FPP Available Now
09/30/16 Ensure Compliance with USAS and CAPPS Invoice Number and Description Requirements
09/30/16 Reminder – SPA/AFR Reconciliation Deadlines Approaching
09/23/16 CAPPS HR/Payroll and Financials: Production Maintenance Sept. 25
09/23/16 Online Form for Annual Encumbrance Reporting Due Oct. 30
09/23/16 Automated Lapse of Unexpended Balance to Run at the Beginning of November
09/23/16 Final Fiscal 2016 Annual Report (Statewide Hiring Practices) Available Oct. 18
09/23/16 Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter Post-Payment Audit Reports Have Been Posted
09/23/16 Form for Semiannual Verification of Users’ Security Access Levels Due Oct. 31
09/21/16 CAPPS HR: Veteran Acknowledgement Form Due Sept. 23
09/16/16 Fiscal Management Applications Unavailable During Scheduled Maintenance on Sept. 25
09/16/16 Take the Fiscal Management Customer Service Survey by Sept. 30
09/16/16 Preliminary Fiscal 2016 Annual Report (Statewide Hiring Practices) Available Sept. 23
09/16/16 Comptroller’s Office Opts Out of Same Day ACH for State Payments
09/16/16 Substantive Changes Made to Comptroller Manual of Accounts
09/16/16 2016 State Employee Charitable Campaign Update
09/16/16 Fiscal 2017 Travel Rates Available Now
09/14/16 Annual Financial Report Web Applications Unavailable Sept. 25
09/09/16 CAPPS Financials: UAT Maintenance 9/9 – 9/10
09/09/16 Oct. 14 Deadline for Higher Ed USAS/ABEST Reconciliation
09/09/16 HRIS Employees without Reappointments Report Available Sept. 22 with Corrections Due Sept. 29
09/09/16 Reminder – Deadline Approaching for Fourth Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
09/09/16 Reminder – Fiscal 2016 Property Inventory Due Sept. 20
09/09/16 Reminder – External Institutions of Higher Education Must Report Property Transfers by Sept. 20
09/02/16 CAPPS Financials and HR/Payroll: Non-Production Maintenance 9/4
09/02/16 New ERS Deductions Available in Payroll Systems
09/02/16 eXpendit Updates
09/02/16 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available Sept. 9
09/02/16 External Institutions of Higher Education Must Report Property Transfers
09/02/16 Reminder — Report on Certain Salary Supplements Due by Sept. 15
09/02/16 Reminder — SPA/AFR Reconciliation Deadlines Approaching

August 2016

08/29/16 CAPPS HR/Payroll: Production Unavailable Due to FYE 8/31 – 9/6
08/29/16 CAPPS Financials: Production and Non-Production Available During FYE 8/31 – 9/6
08/26/16 CAPPS Financials: Sandbox Maintenance — 8/26 - 8/27
08/26/16 AFR Ad Hoc Review Reports
08/26/16 Fiscal 2016 Property Inventory Due Sept. 20
08/19/16 Publish the Purpose of Certain Grants on Agency Website
08/19/16 Deadlines Approaching for Fourth Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
08/19/16 Do Not Set Effective End Date on Certain RTIs
08/19/16 Reminder – Systems Will Be Unavailable During Year-End Close
08/12/16 CAPPS Financials and HR/Payroll: Non-Production and Production Maintenance Aug. 11 – Aug. 14
08/12/16 Substantive Changes Made to Comptroller Manual of Accounts
08/12/16 Reminder — GASB Questionnaires Due Sept. 1
08/12/16 Reminder — HRIS Reappointments Due Soon
08/10/16 Reminder — Annual Certification of Estimated ORP State Contributions Due Aug. 15
08/05/16 CAPPS Security Role Documentation Website Now Available
08/05/16 Note SPA Fiscal Year-End Close Processing Dates and Activities
08/05/16 Complete the GASB Statement No. 62 Questionnaire by Sept. 1
08/02/16 To CAPPS Security Coordinators:
Review New CAPPS Security Role Documentation Introducing Security by Job Profile

July 2016

07/29/16 CAPPS Production Maintenance – 7/31
07/29/16 Complete the Following Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Questionnaires by Sept 1:
07/29/16 Report on Certain Salary Supplements Due by Sept. 15
07/29/16 HRIS Exception File Available for Download
07/29/16 AFR Update Webinar Recording Now Available
07/29/16 SPA/AFR Reconciliation Deadlines Approaching
07/24/16 CAPPS Production Maintenance – 7/24
07/23/16 CAPPS Financials: Production Maintenance – 7/23/16
07/22/16 Follow USPS Fiscal Year-End Close Process to Prepare for Fiscal 2017
07/22/16 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available Aug. 9
07/15/16 CAPPS HR/Payroll Year-End Processing Instructions Available Now
07/15/16 HRIS Higher Education Reappointment Reporting Begins Soon
07/15/16 Complete the GASB 77 Tax Abatement Questionnaire by Sept. 1
07/15/16 Complete the GASB 49 Pollution Remediation Obligations Questionnaire by Sept. 1
07/15/16 Complete the GASB 14/39 Component Unit Questionnaire by Sept. 16
07/15/16 AFR Work Sessions Scheduled
07/15/16 Reminder — July 29 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2017 USAS Budget Entries
07/12/16 Annual Certification of Estimated ORP State Contributions Due Aug. 15
07/11/16 Handout Available for July 13 USPS User Group Meeting
07/08/16 SPRS Fiscal Year-End Processing Instructions Available Now
07/08/16 Late Payment Interest Rate Increases for Fiscal 2017
07/08/16 Annual Certification of Estimated ORP State Contributions Due Aug. 15
07/06/16 CAPPS HR/Payroll: Learn and Recruiting Now Available
07/01/16 USAS and CAPPS Financials FPPs Updated
07/01/16 Schedule of Year-End Close Events Available
07/01/16 Download Training Materials for the Annual Financial Report Update Webinar
07/01/16 USPS User Group Meeting Set for July 13
07/01/16 Do You Know All the Appropriation and Fiscal Year Differences?

June 2016

06/24/16 AFR Reporting Requirements Now Available
06/24/16 Reminder — Register Now for the July 7 AFR Update Webinar
06/24/16 July 29 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2017 USAS Budget Entries
06/24/16 Inventory of CAPPS Financials and HR/Payroll Reports Updated
06/24/16 Fiscal 2016 Third Quarter Post-Payment Audit Reports Have Been Posted
06/24/16 Reminder — Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/24/16 CAPPS Financials: Production Maintenance on June 26
06/17/16 Federal Overtime Changes Effective Dec. 1
06/17/16 Reminder – Review the Direct Deposit Checklist
06/10/16 Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/10/16 AY 2016 Earned Federal Funds Reminders
06/10/16 Third Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by June 30
06/10/16 Reminder — Deadline Approaching for Third Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
06/10/16 Reminder — Register Now for the 2016 AFR Update on July 7
06/03/16 Vendor Extract Layout Added to the TINS Guide

May 2016

05/26/16 USAS Profile Rollover to FY/AY17 Set for June 18
05/26/16 Ensure Your Agency Complies with Direct Deposit Checklist
05/26/16 Textravel Updates and Format Changes
05/26/16 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available June 9
05/20/16 Register Now for the 2016 AFR Update on July 7
05/20/16 Fiscal 2017 Payroll Due Dates and Direct Deposit Schedule Posted
05/20/16 Deadlines Approaching for Third Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
05/13/16 Reminder — Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by May 27

April 2016

04/29/16 Promote National Direct Deposit Month with Updated Materials
04/22/16 Fiscal 2015 Summary of Federal Expenditures by State Agency and Single Audit Report Package Now Available
04/22/16 Fiscal 2016 Second Quarter Post-Payment Audit Reports Are Available
04/22/16 Reminder — Form for Semiannual Verification of Users’ Security Access Levels Due May 2
04/15/16 Reminder — Warrant Pickup Authorization Form Due by April 22
04/07/16 Security Request Now Requires Employee or Contractor Designation
04/07/16 CAPPS Business Objects Reports Access Added to Security Request
04/04/16 Four TINS Inquiry Screens Updated
04/01/16 Warrant Pickup Authorization Form Due by April 22

March 2016

03/24/16 Form for Semiannual Verification of Users’ Security Access Levels Due May 2
03/18/16 Warrants Available for Pickup 8 to 10 a.m. on Friday, March 25
03/18/16 Reminder – NASACT Middle Management Conference
03/18/16 CAPPS HR/Payroll Production Maintenance on March 20
03/18/16 CAPPS FIN Production Maintenance on March 19 and 20
03/11/16 Batch File Submission Calendar Now Available
03/11/16 Reminder – Deadline Approaching for Second Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
03/04/16 Fiscal 2015 CAFR Now Available
03/04/16 Fiscal 2015 Citizen-Centric Report Highlights State Financial Information

February 2016

02/26/16 Second Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by March 30
02/26/16 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available March 9
02/26/16 NASACT Middle Management Conference
02/19/16 USAS and CAPPS Confidentiality Indicator Must Be Correctly Marked
02/19/16 Substantive Changes Made to Comptroller Manual of Accounts
02/19/16 Deadlines Approaching for Second Quarter Veteran Workforce Summary Reports
02/12/16 Reminder — Use the Current Forms Available on FMX
02/05/16 Tax Implications for Donated Sick Leave

January 2016

01/29/16 Orders Now Being Taken for Copies of the GAA
01/29/16 Commuter Spending Account Deductions Now Available
01/29/16 Texa$aver Plan Change Implemented in USPS
01/29/16 Legislation-related Substantive Changes Made to Comptroller Manual of Accounts
01/28/16 CAPPS Production Scheduled Maintenance for Jan. 31
01/22/16 Reminder – Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by May 27
01/19/16 To Agency Heads, CFOs, Human Resource Officers and Payroll Contacts
ACA Reporting Deadlines Extended

01/08/16 Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by May 27
01/08/16 Payroll Stuffer Provides Information on Earned Income Tax Credit

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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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