The Post Award Fiscal Compliance (PAFC) office 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 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 - Assistant Director (206) 685-8902

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 B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the George Washington University.


Matt Gardner - Compliance Analyst (206) 543-2610

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 set up, 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 B.A.s in Economics and Political Science from Monmouth College in Illinois, and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.





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' Sites:

Grant & Contract Accounting

Management  Accounting and Analysis

Equipment Inventory Office

Office of Research

Office of Sponsored Programs