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Division of Administrative Services

The University of Washington Tacoma’s Division of Administrative Services (DAS) joins together five 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.

Under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor, DAS staff members are deeply committed to and proud of UW Tacoma. 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, DAS staff members 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.” To do this, staff members across the Division have embraced the goals, values and priorities reflected in the DAS Strategy Map

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 Administrative Services is comprised of the following units:

Safety program, Training, Lost and Found, Safety Escort, Clery Act compliance, Access, Parking Enforcement
Compliance, Energy Management, Risk Assessment and Testing, Education, Hazardous and Regulated Materials Management, Policy Development
Planning, Operations and Maintenance, Motor Pool, Moving and Surplus, Minor works, Energy maintenance, Sustainability, Custodial, Landscaping, Emergency management.
Cashier, Payroll, Purchasing, Grants coordination, Auxiliaries, Transportation, General Fiscal Process Support, ProCard
Recruitment and Hiring, Employee Relations, Compensation, Learning and Development, Organizational Effectiveness
In addition, the Division oversees the following programmatic areas:
  • Master Planning
  • Capital Program
  • Space Management
  • Budget