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Latest Updates

01/22/2013

Added Lifetime Service Credit to General Provisions
A – P
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10/01/2012

Fourteen new policy statements have been added to Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource, and one has been updated. To locate and view the statements, click on a topic below to go to the corresponding topic area on the website:

Agency-Specific Provisions
General Provisions
A – P
General Provisions
Q – Z
Non-Salary Payments
Voluntary Deductions

Past Updates

Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource

Issued: Aug. 1, 2004

FPP F.027

Introduction

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller’s office) created Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource to provide information to state agencies (agencies) and institutions of higher education (institutions) on how to properly administer state officer and employee salaries while complying with the appropriate provisions of the Texas Constitution, statutes and administrative rules related to salary administration.

This website is intended to assist agencies and institutions in locating Comptroller’s office guidance on policies related to salary administration for agency/institution human resources and payroll functions.

Content summary

The information in Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource:

  • Summarizes important guidance on select types of benefits and compensation for state officers and employees,
  • Provides general salary administration guidelines, and
  • Supplies links to the Comptroller’s administrative rules on payroll and employee benefits.

Organization

Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource’s top menu tabs are arranged from left-to-right, corresponding with general-to-specific topic areas.

Click on any top tab to open a topic area landing page and access to the topic’s set of Policy Statements. The statements are arranged alphabetically by title in the page’s left navigation menu.

Click on a Policy Statement title in the left navigation menu to open the statement page and, in some cases, launch a drop-down menu under the title that lists headings within the statement. Click on a heading in the drop-down menu to jump to that heading in the statement.

Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource also contains a right navigation menu that links to useful references, resources, report tools, training, system topic pages and contact information.

Lastly, no matter where you are in Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource, you can use the upper-right Search box to locate information within this website.

How Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource differs from the old Guide

The biggest change you’ll find from the old Payroll Polices and Procedures Guide is the easier-to-read-and-understand content.

Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource uses plain language to describe topic areas and information is organized throughout in short, easily digestible paragraphs similar to other Comptroller’s office websites such as eXpendit and Textravel.

About the Guidance in Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource

Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource provides the guidance and opinion of the Comptroller’s office and does not constitute official legal advice. A state agency should consult the attorney general, internal legal counsel or other appropriate counsel if the agency needs fact-specific legal advice.

Please note that a law, rule or regulation that conflicts with this guidance prevails over the guidance or Policy Statement. You should consult the legal materials cited on Texas Payroll/Personnel Resource whenever you have a question about a particular topic. The agency or institution should also contact the governmental entity (if any) that administers the statutes, rules and regulations cited in the reference materials whenever there is a question about a topic.

Good luck and happy researching!

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Susan Combs
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.state.tx.us
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