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

Appendix G: Legacy Systems

Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

The Human Resource Information System (HRIS) is a custom-developed, in-house application system that was programmed using the NATURAL programming and database access language. HRIS was implemented in 1989 as part of the first phase of the overall USAS implementation.

HRIS operates on a mainframe platform and was designed to automate payroll and personnel reporting as a central repository for all personnel and payroll data for all state agencies and institutions of higher education. Agencies and institutions of higher education are responsible for processing and calculating their own payrolls; the resulting data is reported into HRIS to roll up payroll and personnel information at the statewide level.

HRIS also maintains historical data such as information on former and current employees for inquiry, analysis and reporting purposes. HRIS supplies oversight agencies such as the Governor’s Office, State Auditor’s Office, Office of the Attorney General (OAG), Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division, Legislative Budget Board, and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller’s office) with statistical information. Currently, HRIS is only used by institutions of higher education.