Congratulations on your recent appointment to the Finance and Administrative Services
(FAS) division of CSU San Marcos. You are joining a team of 200 educational service
professionals dedicated to helping our campus community deliver high-quality programs
and services to our students and their families.
As an FAS employee, you’ll soon find that our division often works behind the scenes
to ensure a seamless experience for our students and our employees. There are six
subdivisions within FAS, and each performs a core function of our mission:
- Administration (VP’s Office/IRM/SH&S): Under the leadership of the Vice President, FAS Administration oversees strategic
planning and management of division resources and provides a wide range of services,
including maintaining University policies, procedures and guidelines, processing public
records requests, implementing division-wide quality improvement initiatives, and
overseeing the Safety, Health & Sustainability (SH&S) team responsible for minimizing
illness and injury to the campus community and protecting the environment from the
release of hazardous materials to the air, soil, and water.
- Business & Financial Services (BFS): The BFS team is dedicated to supporting the business financial needs of the campus
community and maintaining fiscal integrity by complying with all governing requirements.
BFS also oversees the processes for securing contracts and services for the University
along with the timely and accurate processing of customer payments, ensures insurance
compliance, and supports all academic and administrative mail service needs of the
- CSUSM Corporation: CSUSM Corporation is a self-supported auxiliary organization governed by a board
of directors that operates as a distinct nonprofit entity and works closely with the
campus community to provide supplemental services, opportunities, and revenue through
activities such as campus dining and childcare services, bookstore operations and
externally supported research, workshops, and conferences.
- Facilities Development & Management (FDM): FDM is responsible for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of our
304-acre campus, including leading efforts to promote CSUSM as a good environmental
steward and example for a greener future through environmentally responsible sustainable
- Office of Human Resources (OHR): HR supports all aspects of the employee life cycle, from initial hire through retirement,
understanding that the success of the University and our students is driven by the
success of CSUSM employees.
- University Police (UPD): UPD is committed to being a proactive police force that works closely with students,
staff, faculty, and community members to maintain a safe academic environment, enforce
California Penal and Vehicle codes on and around campus, and assist the sheriff’s
department with campus-affiliated calls within San Marcos.
Together, FAS helps move the University forward, providing critical guidance and services
to support the campus community.
We believe every FAS employee is essential in shaping the success of our division,
and as a new member of the team, we want to empower you with the resources and knowledge
necessary to fulfill your role.
The links below have been collected to help acclimate you to the University and our
division. You may find that some of your richest resources are your coworkers. Several
FAS employees have been part of our campus community for many years and have invaluable
institutional knowledge. Make connections with them at our bi-annual division meetings,
our monthly VP Coffee Hour meetings, or other campus events and activities. Get to
know other names and faces and read about the latest division happenings in our quarterly
newsletter. Additionally, please be sure to complete our New Employee Spotlight Survey so that others in our division can get to know you.
Again, welcome to the team. We’re glad to be working with you, and we will assist
you any way we can as you develop your career here.