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 of Finance & Administration is comprised of the following units:

Campus Planning & Real Estate

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

  • Operations, Maintenance and Services
  • Sustainability/Energy Management
  • Project Management
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Janitorial Services

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