College of Arts and Sciences Administrative Support Team

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The Administrative Support Team (AST) serves as the Shared Environment for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the Graduate School. Below, you'll find links to our request intake forms, our approximate turnaround times, and resources to help you understand and navigate the business process areas our team supports. Send us your questions through our General Inquiry form (preferred) or by sending an email to We will route your questions, comments, and ideas to the appropriate subject matter experts on our team.


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These are the approximate turnaround times for our team to complete AST-relevant tasks on a given transaction. For estimated turnaround times for specific business processes, please refer to the relevant service area page.


Support for Workday Finance

AST serves as the initial point of contact for College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) units for questions about Workday Finance such as worktag creation and hierarchies, invoice generation, post-award grant analysis, and reporting. We have compiled a set of resources and FAQs to help answer your Workday Finance questions.


AST’s Accounting team works with all College of Art & Sciences units to process manual journals and accounting adjustments.


Billing customers outside of the University for goods and/or services produced by your department.

Accounts Receivable

AST’s Foreign National Services team works with the College of Art & Sciences units and International Scholar Operations to process foreign national visas. We help navigate the complex application process by supporting unit faculty, staff, and guests as subject matter experts in the foreign national visa types available for UW sponsorship. 

Foreign National Services

AST’s Grants team works with the College of Art & Sciences units to provide support for the Grant Awards to Close process.


AST’s HR and Payroll team facilitates transactions for academic personnel, staff employees, and student employees on behalf of over 35 departments, centers, and labs within the College of Arts & Sciences. We interact with central business units on behalf of our administrative partners and employ expertise in UW human resources and payroll functions to submit Workday business transactions with accuracy and expedience.

HR and Payroll

AST’s Payments and Procurement team serves as subject matter experts and the liaison between College of Arts & Sciences units and the UW Procurement and Travel Services Offices. We ensure all UW guests, vendors, and employees receive payments and reimbursements following Washington State laws and UW policies.

Payments and Procurement

AST assists in the management of security roles in Workday, which includes the authority to grant, delegate, or remove Workday Finance roles, and to request Human Capital Management (HCM) roles on behalf of units.

Security Role Management

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2024