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ACR 42272 – TINS System Change
Oct. 10, 2014

Introduction

Application Change Request (ACR) 42272 modified the Texas Identification Number System (TINS) to allow agencies to secure mail codes with Security Level 1 and change the Security Level if they are the securing agency online or via batch effective Oct. 10, 2014.

Issue

TINS has three Mail Code Security Levels:

Security Level Description
0 Mail code information may be viewed and changed by any agency.
1 Mail code information may be viewed by any agency but can only be changed by the securing source agency.
2 Mail code information is deemed confidential and can only be viewed and changed by the securing source agency.

Security Level 0 is the default, which allows another agency to make changes to the payee’s information. Agencies were required to submit a Payee Change Request form (74-157) (login required) PDF to the Comptroller’s office to secure a mail code with Level 1.

Solution

This ACR allows agencies to set up a new mail code with Security Level 1 through:

Agencies may now also change an existing mail code:

  • To secure the mail code with Security Level 1 from Level 0
  • From 2 to 1 or 0 (if they are the securing agency)
  • From 1 to 0 (if they are the securing agency)

These mail code changes can be made through:

Agencies must continue to submit a Payee Change Request to request Security Level 2.

For More Information

If you have questions, please contact Payment Services.

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