Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
CAPPS - Report to the 83rd Legislature

Appendix G: Legacy Systems


The Human Resources Management System (HRMS) is the Human Resources, Payroll, Labor, Time and Leave system that supports the five Health and Human Services agencies for the state of Texas, servicing approximately 56,000 employees at any given time. This system was branded “accessHR” at the point of outsourcing these services and embracing employee and manager self-service in October 2005.

The system utilized a PeopleSoft/Oracle Web-based product that was customized to accommodate state law and the Comptroller’s SPRS edits. The system was the foundation for the consolidation of the 12 Health and Human Services Agencies into the current five agencies mandated in 2003 by House Bill 2292, 78th Legislature, Regular Session. It supports the major functions of recruitment, hire, separation, administrative training, time and leave, payroll, commitment accounting and reporting.

With the exception of recruitment, accessHR is being used as the Payroll/Personnel component for the new Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS) that went live Nov. 8, 2012. AccessHR was decommissioned at that time and the HHS agencies are now utilizing the CAPPS system.