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“What’s New” on FMX

April, 2022

Promote Direct Deposit

May is Direct Deposit Month, a yearly reminder that direct deposit payments save the state money and offer a safe, convenient method of payment. This is a good time for each agency to review its direct deposit practices to protect itself and its customers.

See Promoting Direct Deposit for more information.

Reminder – Semiannual Verification of Users’ Security Access Levels Due

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.

If you have questions, email ssa.security@cpa.texas.gov.

Deadline Extended – Authorization for Warrant Pickup

The deadline to renew the Agency Authorization for Warrant Pickup form (74-189) has been extended to close of business May 20. All authorization forms on file terminate at 5 p.m. on May 31. New forms are effective June 1. Warrants will not be distributed as of June 1 without an updated renewal form on file.

See Authorization for Warrant Pickup for the form and more information.

Contact Payment Services with questions.

Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund

To comply with the final federal rule implementing the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), construction appropriations must have an effective end date of or before Dec. 31, 2026.

See Processing Supplemental Appropriations and Reductions (FPP A.047) for more information.

Reporting Requirements for ARPA

For federal relief funds authorized by ARPA (HR 1319) deposited to the state’s treasury before the adjournment of the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, the Comptroller has established Appropriation 21319 for all revenue and expenditure activity relating to these funds. Contact your appropriation control officer (ACO) to request activation of Appropriation 21319.

For federal relief funds authorized by ARPA, or similar legislation, and deposited to the state’s treasury after the adjournment of the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, refer to Processing Supplemental Appropriations and Reductions (FPP A.047).

See Coronavirus Relief of 2020 Federal Funding Accounting Policy for the State of Texas (FPP A.048) for more information.

Reminder – Quarterly GR Reimbursement Due for Statewide Allocated Costs

The second-quarter general revenue (GR) reimbursement deadline for statewide allocated costs for agencies listed in Fiscal 2021 Statewide Cost Allocation Summary of Fixed Costs by Agency is April 30.

See General Revenue Reimbursement for Statewide Allocated Costs (FPP A.022) for instructions, contacts and forms.

CAPPS User Group Meetings

A CAPPS HR/Payroll user group meeting will be held April 26, 9 – 11 a.m.

A CAPPS Financials user group meeting will be held April 28, 9 – 11 a.m.

See CAPPS HR/Payroll User Group Meetings or CAPPS Financials User Group Meetings for more information. The agenda and meeting materials will be available the morning of the meeting.

Warrant Distribution on Friday, April 15

The Comptroller’s office will be closed April 15 to observe Good Friday; however, Payment Services will distribute warrants from 8-10 a.m. The warrants will be from the April 14 processing cycle.

See Payment Distribution for warrant pickup requirements.

Payment Search Instructions Updated

The TexPayment Resource Payment Search instructions for both agency and state payee payment search applications have been updated to include security access requirements and details for setting up a Texas Identification Number (TIN) for Search State Payment Issued (SSPI) searches.

Reminder – Authorization for Warrant Pickup Due

Every two years, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts requires all state agencies and institutions of higher education to renew their Agency Authorization for Warrant Pickup form (74-189).

Return the completed, signed form by close of business April 15. All authorization forms on file terminate at 5 p.m. on April 30. New forms are effective May 1.

See Authorization for Warrant Pickup for the form and more information.

Contact Payment Services with questions.

CAPPS Scheduled Downtime April 10

CAPPS production environments will be unavailable during scheduled maintenance Sunday, April 10, 2022, from 4 a.m. to noon for all towers: Enterprise Learning Management, Financials and HR/Payroll. Impacted environments include:

Production

  • CAPPS Production (PRD1)
  • CAPPS Production Reporting (RPT1)

This information is also available in the System Outages and Holidays calendar. Agency Level 1 support staff may contact the CAPPS help desk with any questions or concerns.

Second-Quarter Audit Reports

Fiscal 2022 second-quarter expenditure audit reports are available. See the Audit page for forms, fiscal policies and procedures, and audit contact information.

Subscribe via GovDelivery for quarterly email notifications of audit reports posted.