Post Award Fiscal Compliance

Post Award Fiscal Compliance (PAFC) is part of Research Compliance & Operations, a division of UW Finance.

PAFC's responsibilities are assisting both campus and central administrative units with information, training, and advice to mitigate the risk of non-compliance with sponsor terms and conditions. In addition, PAFC analyzes 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.

Team Members

Andra Sawyer, MBA

Assistant Director

Andra Sawyer is the assistant director of Post Award Fiscal Compliance. She has over 30 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 BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the George Washington University.

Matt Gardner, JD

Compliance Analyst

Matt Gardner joined the office of Post Award Fiscal Compliance in July 2017 after spending four years working in UW’s office of Grant & Contract Accounting. While at GCA, Matt primarily focused on financial reporting, institutional training grants, review of award terms and conditions, budget setup, and process development. Prior to joining UW, Matt worked for approximately ten years in public accounting specializing in corporate taxation credits and deductions. Matt holds BAs in Economics and Political Science from Monmouth College in Illinois, and a JD from the University of Illinois-Chicago Law School.


building at 4300 Roosevelt Way NE

Contact Us

Street Address

University of Washington
Post Award Fiscal Compliance
4300 Roosevelt Way NE, Ste 300
Seattle, WA 98105

Mailing Address

University of Washington
Post Award Fiscal Compliance
Box 354966
Seattle, WA 98195-4966


Process Partners

Grant & Contract Accounting

Management Accounting & Analysis

Equipment Inventory Office

Office of Research

Office of Sponsored Programs