Division of Finance & Administration

The University of Washington Tacoma’s Division of Finance & Administration joins together six service units to ensure the sustainability and accountability of physical assets, financial resources and business functions using a student-centric focus for the delivery of our services. The division’s excellence, efficiency and effectiveness in its support responsibilities ensure the campus can focus wholeheartedly on the academic mission.

Whether they are processing budget or grant documents, negotiating contracts, entering payroll data, hiring a new employee, ordering furniture, painting a wall, maintaining HVAC,  lighting or plumbing, or providing event security, our staff realize their essential work enables others to focus on teaching and research. They strive each day to fulfill the divisional mission to “support people who transform communities.”

The division embraces the principles of LEAN and continuous improvement as a way of delivering every day services. Staff members have been trained in LEAN methods and many participate in LEAN projects in pursuit of efficiency and optimization of precious resources with a strong customer focus.

The Division of Finance & Administration is comprised of the following units:

Campus Planning & Real Estate

  • Campus planning
  • Capital programs
  • Real estate
  • Space management

Visit the Campus Planning & Real Estate website

Campus Safety and Security

  • Safety officers
  • Training
  • Lost and found
  • Safety escort
  • Clery Act compliance
  • Access
  • Parking enforcement

Visit the Campus Safety and Security website

Environmental Health and Safety

  • Compliance
  • Energy management
  • Risk assessment and testing
  • Education
  • Hazardous and regulated materials management
  • Policy development

Visit the Environmental Health and Safety website

Facilities Services

  • Planning, operations and maintenance
  • Motor pool
  • Moving and surplus
  • Minor works
  • Energy maintenance
  • Sustainability
  • Custodial
  • Landscaping
  • Emergency management

Visit the Facilities Services website


  • Cashier
  • Payroll
  • Purchasing
  • Grants coordination
  • Auxiliaries
  • Transportation
  • General Fiscal Process Support
  • ProCard
  • Budgeting

Visit the Finance website

Human Resources

  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Employee relations
  • Compensation
  • Learning and development
  • Organizational effectiveness

Visit the Human Resources