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Letter from Karen Robinson, Executive Director of the Department of Information Resources

September 1, 2011

The Honorable Susan Combs
Comptroller of Public Accounts
P.O. Box 13528
Austin, Texas 78711-3528

Dear Comptroller Combs:

I want to be one of the first to congratulate the CPA team on the successful launch of the Financials section of the Centralized Accounting and Payroll Personnel System (CAPPS). DIR is proud to have had the opportunity to be the pilot agency for this initiative.

As I have visited with my staff about this project, they have praised the professionalism of the CPA team and the care that has been taken to make sure that this system works for all agencies involved. We know the best interests of the State of Texas, its agencies, and its personnel have been factored into this effort. Since we were asked to provide some leadership in this endeavor, we have a keen sense of shared ownership in its outcome.

We look forward to continuing to work with your agency, the Health and Human Services Commission and Texas Department of Transportation with the future CAPPS Human Capital Management (HCM) implementation and Release 2 of CAPPS Financials respectively. Our staff is eager to embrace the new capabilities that will come out of those two efforts. We are also willing to provide feedback to other agencies that may be joining the CAPPS family as you move through the future years. Please let us know how we can help as this project moves forward.

Sincerely,

Karen Robinson
Executive Director
State Chief Information Officer