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04/17/14 Reminder — Warrant Pickup Authorization Form Due April 22
04/07/14 USAS Payment Processing Changes Effective April 7
04/04/14 Warrant Pickup Authorization Form Due April 22
03/28/14 Is Your Agency or University Ready for April 7?
03/21/14 How Employees and Other Payees Can Find Their New TINs
03/07/14 Fiscal 2013 Citizen-Centric Report Now Available
03/03/14 Comptroller System Payee Number Conversion Phase 3 Completed
03/01/14 Initial Conversion File Extracts Now Available
02/28/14 File Submission Deadlines Extended to 4 p.m.
02/28/14 Second Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by March 30
02/26/14 Online Systems to be Unavailable March 1 for the Payee Number Conversion
02/14/14 Texas Transparency Adds Tool to Graph Agency Spending
02/14/14 Reminder — Use the Current Forms Available on FMX
01/10/14 March 1–2 Confirmed for Comptroller System Conversion
01/10/14 Production Conversion Cross Reference Extracts Available Without a Request
01/10/14 New Transparency Website Now Available
01/03/14 ACR Migrates to Create Reassociation Trace Numbers in TINS and USAS
12/13/13 Change URL to Where the Money Goes on Your Agency Website
12/13/13 Does Federal Healthcare Payment Mandate Apply to Your Agency?
12/13/13 Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
12/06/13 First Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by Dec. 30
11/26/13 Change URL to Where the Money Goes on Your Agency Website
11/26/13 Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
11/22/13 Does Federal Healthcare Payment Mandate Apply to Your Agency?
11/22/13 Personal Safety Exception to Open Records Requests Available
11/15/13 USAS Procedures for CY 2013 1099 Reporting Available
11/08/13 2013 Texas Annual Cash Report Published
11/08/13 Reminder – Important AFR Deadlines
11/08/13 Reminder – Fiscal Management System Survey Due by Nov. 15
11/04/13 TINS Batch Testing Now Available in Agency Setup
10/25/13 TINS Payee Number Conversion Batch Testing Available Nov. 4
09/30/13 Additional Accounting Policy Statements Have Been Updated
09/27/13 Fourth Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by Oct. 30
09/13/13 Higher Education Institutions Must Enter Expenditure Activity for USAS/ABEST Reconciliation by Oct. 15
08/30/13 Accounting Policy Statements Updated
08/30/13 Security Now Required to View File Layout Extracts on FMX
08/30/13 Proceeds From the Sale of Surplus Property Go to GR
08/23/13 Do Not Set an Effective End Date on Certain RTIs
08/16/13 USAS User Group Meeting Set for Aug. 22
08/16/13 Agencies Must Have Separate D23 Fund for Each Local Fund by Sept. 1
08/16/13 Online Systems Will Be Unavailable During Year-End Close
08/02/13 Payee Number Conversion Updates
07/19/13 Late Payment Interest Rate Will Remain at 4.25 Percent for Fiscal 2014
07/19/13 HB 6 Limits New Accounts, Funds and Revenue Dedications
07/19/13 Reminder – Aug. 2 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2014 USAS Budget Entries
06/28/13 Information for USAS Annual Close Process for Fiscal 2013 Now Online
06/28/13 Reminder – Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/21/13 Aug. 2 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2014 USAS Budget Entries
06/21/13 New USAS AIM Report to be Added July 1
06/14/13 Local Funds Spreadsheet Arrives at Agencies on June 18
06/07/13 Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/07/13 Reminder: Register and Download Handout for the June 13 Payee Number Conversion Class or Webinar
05/31/13 Attend the Payee Number Conversion Class or Webinar on June 13
05/31/13 USAS Profile Rollover to FY/AY14 Set for June 22
05/17/13 Extract Information and Matrix Added to Payee Number Conversion Resources
05/06/13 Warrant Special Handling Process Changed
04/22/13 Accounting Policy Statement 029 Updated
03/28/13 Updated USAS T-Code Reference Guide Available
03/01/13 Second Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by March 30
02/22/13 Payee Number Conversion Update
02/22/13 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available March 9
02/08/13 USAS Reference Updated
12/14/12 BlueZone for Windows 7 Now Available
11/30/12 Handout Information for Dec. 4 Payee Number Conversion Update Meetings
11/26/12 Register in Training Center for Dec. 4 Meetings on Payee Number Conversion
11/13/12 Dec. 4 Meeting to Cover Payee 2-Based Number Conversion to Generic TINs
11/09/12 2012 Texas Annual Cash Report Now Available
11/02/12 USAS Procedures for CY 2012 1099 Reporting Available Now
10/02/12 Fourth Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by Oct. 30
09/14/12 New FPP Addresses Local Operating Funds
09/14/12 New DAFR Created to Assist Agencies Reporting Funds at the Agency Fund Level
09/14/12 Higher Education Institutions Must Enter Expenditure Activity for USAS/ABEST Reconciliation by Oct. 15
08/31/12 USAS Interagency Transactions Web-based Training Available Now
08/24/12 Payment Scheduling and Prompt Payment Tabs Now Available in eXpendit
08/24/12 Reminder – Do Not Set an Effective End Date on Certain RTIs
08/17/12 Online Systems Will Be Unavailable During Year-End Close
07/20/12 Late Payment Interest Rate Will Remain at 4.25 Percent for Fiscal 2013
07/20/12 Reminder – Aug. 3 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2013 USAS Budget Entries
06/29/12 Information for USAS Annual Close Process for Fiscal 2012 Now Online
06/29/12 Reminder – Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/25/12 Aug. 3 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2013 USAS Budget Entries
06/15/12 AY 2012 Earned Federal Funds Reminders
06/13/12 REVISED DATE/TIME — Register Now for the July 24 AFR Update Webinar
06/11/12 USAS User Group Meeting Set for June 20 – Register in Advance in Training Center
06/01/12 USAS Profile Rollover to FY/AY13 Set for June 23
06/01/12 Third Quarter Payables and Binding Encumbrances Must Be Reported by June 30
04/27/12 APS 011 Has Been Updated
03/30/12 Agency Payment Process for Outside Legal Counsel Changed April 1
02/10/12 Security Access Includes Sign-On Requirements
02/10/12 Reminder – Register in Training Center for the USAS User Group Meeting on Feb. 15
02/03/12 USAS User Group Meeting Set for Feb. 15 – Register in Advance in Training Center
01/13/12 1099 Mail Code Lookup Now Available in TINS
01/06/12 Renewals Due for Bailment Contracts
12/16/11 Reminder – Agencies Must Request State Unclaimed Property by Dec. 31
12/08/11 Reminder - Submission of Protected Health Information Prohibited in USAS
12/01/11 Congress Repeals IRS 3 Percent Withholding Requirement
12/01/11 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available Dec. 9
11/18/11 USAS Procedures for CY 2011 1099 Reporting Available Now
11/18/11 Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
11/10/11 Reminder – Fiscal Management System Survey Due by Nov. 18
11/10/11 Submission of Protected Health Information Prohibited in USAS
11/08/11 2011 Texas Annual Cash Report Now Available
11/04/11 Take the 2011 Fiscal Management Tools and System Survey by Nov. 18
10/03/11 Accounting Policy Statements Have Been Updated
09/30/11 Systems Are Now Available
09/16/11 Higher Education Institutions Must Enter Expenditure Activity for USAS/ABEST Reconciliation by Oct. 15
09/16/11 Proceeds From the Sale of Surplus Property Go to GR
08/26/11 Accounting Policy Statements Have Been Updated
08/26/11 Do Not Set an Effective End Date on Certain RTIs
08/26/11 New Ad Hoc Reports Transmitted for 2011 AFR
08/22/11 Mainframe Down to Revert Financial System Log In Change to Teleview
08/19/11 Online Systems Will Be Unavailable During Year-End Close
08/12/11 Reminder — Financial System Log In Change Effective Aug. 22
08/12/11 FMQuery Confidential Report Navigation to Change Aug. 16
07/22/11 Preview Financial System Log In Change Before Aug. 22 Launch
07/22/11 Reminder: Aug. 5 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2012 USAS Budget Entries
07/21/11 FMQuery — SIRS Confidential Report Navigation to Change in August
07/15/11 Late Payment Interest Rate Will Remain at 4.25 Percent for Fiscal 2012
07/15/11 Updated FPP on Processing Third-Party Transactions in USAS Now Available
07/11/11 Process Supplemental Appropriations and Reductions in USAS by July 29
07/08/11 Reminder – Take the 2011 Fiscal Management Customer Service Survey by July 15
07/08/11 Reminder – Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
07/01/11 Information for USAS Annual Close Process for Fiscal 2011 Now Online
07/01/11 AFR Reporting Requirements Now Available
06/24/11 Free Webinar Scheduled for July 14 on Upcoming IRS 3 Percent Withholding Requirements for Contractor Payments
06/24/11 Aug. 5 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2012 USAS Budget Entries
06/17/11 Take the 2011 Fiscal Management Customer Service Survey by July 15
06/17/11 Remove Confidential Data From TINS Addresses Immediately
06/10/11 GASB 54 Guidance Includes New USAS GL Accounts and T-Codes
06/10/11 Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/10/11 USAS Profile Rollover to 2012 Set for June 18
06/03/11 IRS Issues Final Rules on 3 Percent Payment Withholding Requirement and Delays Implementation Date
05/27/11 USAS User Group Meeting Set for June 15 — Register in Advance in Training Center
05/16/11 Requirements Clarified for CBA and CLIBA Payments
05/09/11 Do Not Enter Confidential or Sensitive Information in the USAS Invoice Number or Description Fields
05/09/11 Confidential Information Must be Encrypted Before Emailing to Fiscal Management
04/13/11 Warrants Available for Pickup Good Friday Before 11 a.m.
02/11/11 FMQuery-SIRS Upgrade Improves Availability and Performance
01/21/11 Learn About the System Changes Under Way to Meet the IRS 3 Percent Withholding Requirement
01/18/11 Reminder: Register in Training Center for the Next USAS User Group Meeting on Jan. 24
01/07/11 Register in Training Center for the Next USAS User Group Meeting on Jan. 24
12/03/10 Reminder: Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
12/03/10 Hotel Occupancy Tax Refund Reports Available Dec. 9
11/19/10 Updated Comptroller Manual of Accounts Now Available
11/18/10 Important AFR Deadline Reminders
11/12/10 Winter Statewise Covers From A (ARRA) to X (eXpendit)
11/12/10 USAS FAQs on the ITV/RTI Process Now Available
11/05/10 USAS Procedures for 1099 Reporting for Calendar Year 2010 Are Now Available
11/05/10 2010 Texas Annual Cash Report Now Available
10/29/10 Agencies Must Request Unclaimed Funds by Dec. 31
10/11/10 Update to FMQuery Required Web Address Change
10/01/10 Let Us Know How to Improve FMX — Take the FMX User Survey
09/27/10 Note Change in URL for FMQuery Upgrade
09/17/10 USAS FAQs on the Batch Process Now Available
09/17/10 FMQuery to Feature Upgraded Software
09/03/10 Higher Education Institutions Must Enter Expenditure Activity for USAS/ABEST Reconciliation by Oct. 15
08/27/10 Problems Viewing FMX Excel Files?
08/25/10 Instructions Available for New Financial Reporting Web Applications
08/20/10 Online Systems Will Be Unavailable During Year-End Close
08/12/10 Reminder: Use Excel Benefit Voucher Data Worksheet for AY 2011 Benefit Budget Entries
08/06/10 System Changes Planned to Meet IRS 3 Percent Withholding Requirement
08/06/10 Guidance Issued on the Implementation of GASB 54 for Fiscal 2011 Annual Financial Reports
07/23/10 Late Payment Interest Rate Will Remain at 4.25 Percent for Fiscal 2011
07/23/10 Reminder: Aug. 2 Deadline Set for Fiscal 2011 USAS Budget Entries
07/08/10 Use Excel Benefit Voucher Data Worksheet for AY 2011 Benefit Budget Entries
07/08/10 Reminder: Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts Due July 19
06/28/10 Check Where the Money Goes Link and Suggest Additions to the Open Data Center
06/24/10 Information for USAS Annual Close Process for Fiscal 2010 Now Online
06/17/10 Take the 2010 Fiscal Management Customer Service Survey by July 16
06/16/10 Certification Required for USAS Balances for Imprest, Petty Cash and Travel Advance Accounts
06/15/10 Aug. 2 Deadline Set for FY11 USAS Budget Entries
06/10/10 Confidential Indicator Policy Change for ETVs
06/03/10 USAS Profile Rollover to FY/AY11 Set for June 19
05/10/10 Comptroller's Expanded Transparency Website Provides More Complete View Into Texas Government
03/17/10 Instructions Issued for Processing Appropriation Reduction Transactions in USAS

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Susan Combs
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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