The Post Award Fiscal Compliance (PAFC) office is part Research and Student Fiscal Services a division of Financial Management.

PAFC's responsibilities are assisting both campus and central administrative units with information, training, and advice to mitigate risk of non-compliance with sponsor terms and conditions.  In addition, PAFC identifies expenditure transactions on sponsored projects using data analytics to identify transactions with the highest risk of disallowance, and works with campus units to improve internal controls and reduce risk. 

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Team members:

Ted Mordhorst- Director (206) 616-8678

Ted Mordhorst has over 30 years’ experience in research administration. He spent 12 years in the banking industry before embarking on a career in higher education at Washington State University, where he was the supervisor of the post-award office. Ted left WSU to become the manager and compliance officer for the University of Idaho before joining the Grant and Contract Accounting office at the University of Washington in late 2004 as the director for post-award financial compliance. Ted has been active with the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), has given presentations and workshops at regional conferences, and has been an instructor for several post-award financial classes. Ted holds a B.A. in accounting from Boise State University.



Andra Sawyer- Assistant Director (206) 685-8902

Andra Sawyer is the assistant director of post-award fiscal compliance. She has over 25 years of experience in grant and contract administration. Areas of expertise include: financial management and planning; compliance; budgeting; operations; human resources; and systems design and implementation. Prior to joining the UW, Andra spent 20 years working in the area of compliance, financial management, and systems development for a Washington, DC-based nonprofit, and three years with PATH, a Seattle-based nonprofit. Andra holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the George Washington University.




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Contact Us:

Street Address: 

University of Washington

Research Accounting and Analysis

4300 Roosevelt Way NE, Ste 300

Seattle, WA 98105


Mailing Address: 

University of Washington

Research Accounting and Analysis

Box 354966

Seattle, WA 98195-4966



Process Partners' Sites:

Grant & Contract Accounting

Management  Accounting and Analysis

Equipment Inventory Office

Office of Research

Office of Sponsored Programs