Administration & Finance Departments

Administration & Finance (A&F) is committed to service excellence to those who serve our students and the campus community. Our mission is to provide levels of service that instill confidence, is responsive to our customers’ needs, and dedicated to innovation in our design and delivery of services. It is our belief that A&F is successful when the business support services you need are timely, readily available, accessible, and delivered seamlessly. 

Administration & Finance is responsible for the following departments:

Audit & Advisory Services

Audit and Advisory Services provides internal audit and consulting services to San Francisco State University and its auxiliary organizations. The Institute of Internal Auditors defines internal auditing as "an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes."

We conduct and report to management on reviews of internal controls in the following categories: operational, financial reporting, and compliance. We also perform special investigations of suspected fiscal irregularities and assists in coordinating visits of outside auditors, acting as a liaison between management and auditors as needed.

Audit & Advisory Services Website
Email: audit@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415.338.2763

Budget Administration & Operations

The Budget Administration & Operations office is committed to supporting the mission of the University community by creating and disseminating quality information for planning, budgeting, management, and accountability. The office works with academic and administrative units in the annual budgetary process, assessing ongoing budget planning issues, and establishing and monitoring controls over fund allocations. The office provides support through analysis, forecasting, institutional research, and reporting. The office is responsible for ensuring that campus budgetary policy and practice conform to Federal, State, and University regulations.

Budget Administration & Operations
Email: budget@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415.338.1463

Business Operations

Business Operations division is focused on implementing innovative programs that elevate the reputation of SF State, provide a positive employee experience, and result in lasting change and sustainable savings. Business Operations encompasses departments that provide service across the campus: Mail Room, Shipping & Receiving, Procurement & Support Services, Environment Health & Safety, Policy Management & Compliance, and Quality Assurance. The division also provides support for the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee (ARC), Policy Governance, and Enterprise Risk Management efforts.

Business Operations
Email: busops@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415.405.3736

Facilities & Service Enterprise

Facilities & Service Enterprises (F&SE) is responsible for maintaining the grounds and ensuring they meet high aesthetic and sustainability standards, in keeping with SF State's overall culture and educational mission. Facilities provides for smooth day-to-day operations of campus facilities and grounds as well as the Central Utilities Plant that provides all campus utilities- water and heat, electricity, and sewage services- to the academic campus. The division values safety, comfort and efficiency, and strives to respond quickly to routine maintenance issues that arise, as well as to building-related or campus emergencies.

Facilities & Service Enterprise
Email: plantops@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415.338.1568

Fiscal Affairs

Fiscal Affairs is committed to providing quality financial services to the campus community while ensuring financial integrity of university funds. Fiscal Affairs supports the University by providing accounting and student financial services. Service areas in Fiscal Affairs include: Governmental Accounting, Trust & Special Project Accounting, Financial Reporting, Tax Services, The Bursar, Student Financials, and OneCard. 

Fiscal Affairs Website
Email: fiscal@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415.338.2649

Human Resources

The fundamental mission of Human Resources (HR) is to ensure that faculty and staff have no distractions from fulfilling the role each person was hired to accomplish.  With that in mind, HR provides a large range of services including: benefits information and enrollment; employee development; labor relations; coaching and counsel; compensation & classification determinations; leave management to recruitment & selection expertise, and more. Service areas include: Benefit & Retirement Services, Payroll Services, Labor Relations & Employee Development, Talent Management & Compensation Solutions and Employee University. In accordance with SF State's user-friendly principles, HR strives to communicate respect, courtesy/civility, appreciation, empathy, trust, inclusion, and consultation.

Human Resources Website
Email: hrwww@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415.338.1872

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (ITS) advances the mission of SF State by ensuring reliable systems and network infrastructure, excellent technology support, and promoting and assisting technology integration to support SF State’s long-standing commitments to teaching, learning and social justice. There are 8 areas of service within ITS: Service Desk, Network & Telecommunications, Information Security, ITS Physical Planning & Development; Enterprise Applications, Systems, Web & Mobile Applications and Fiscal Affairs Business Systems. 

Information Technology Services Website
Email: its@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415.338.1420

Physical Planning & Development

The mission of Physical Planning & Development (PP&D) is to provide an aesthetically attractive, sustainable and functional physical environment that fosters optimal student learning and living; faculty instruction and research; and staff support of academic programs. PP&D provides oversight for Capital Planning, Design & Construction; Facilities & Service Enterprises; University Sustainability Programs; and University Housing/University Property Management.

Physical Planning & Development Website
Email: ppd@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415.405.3836

Risk & Analytics

Through analysis and decision making, the Division of Risk and Analytics will create a business-minded, risk aware culture among responsible university management that promotes and integrates principled leadership to establish acceptable risks in all of the University's education, research, outreach and service endeavors.

To help ensure the future viability of San Francisco State University, the Division of Risk and Analytics will assess enterprise risk areas, develop enterprise risk management strategies, recommend institutional policies related to controlling risks and promote a culture that identifies risk management as a consideration when executing and planning enterprise activities. Analysis will focus primarily on major capital asset acquisition, operational planning and effectiveness, and financial risk modeling.

Risk & Analytics
Email: riskmgmt@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415.338.2565