Central Administrative Services (CAS)

Central Administrative Services (CAS) provides administrative services to various centers, including NOAO, NSO, WIYN, and SOAR. Among the services provided are:

  • Accounting and Budgeting
  • Human Resources
  • Import/Export Control
  • Payroll
  • Procurement
  • Sponsored Project Administration
  • Sub-awards
  • Property Control
  • Shipping and Receiving

Along with providing general administrative support to the Observatories, CAS's duties include overseeing:

  • Compliance with Cooperative Agreement clauses and provisions, including Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR)
  • Compliance with AURA policies and procedures
  • Disbursement of funds (payroll and accounts payable)
  • Audits (financial and labor)
  • Compliance with federal and state law
  • Distribution of information to management