SPAA Restructure Update
SPAA is happy to announce the transition from account assignments which have been based on the 26-account number, towards a unit-based assignment that align with the constituencies currently served on campus.
OSP staff constituency list and account assignment will soon be updated the OSP
to reflect the new workload distribution. The Accounting contacts listed on GB1 in Define are defaulted to Linda Haster, Associate Director of SPAA and individual emails will be sent to each department contact and Principal Investigator introducing themselves to each of you.
Effective April 8
SPAA will shift all internal processes to facilitate this new structure. Grant & Contract Managers will provide oversight, training and guidance for each of the G&C Specialist and Administrative Associates assigned to their PODs, respectfully. In addition, all voucher types will be reviewed and approved by the SPAA management team and the central support staff.
will supervise the Platinum and Navy PODs which consists of the following units:
Platinum – Cockrell School of Engineering
Navy – School of Architecture, Moody College of Communication, Executive VP & Provost, College of Fine Arts, Graduate School, Jackson School of Geosciences, School of Law, College of Liberal Arts, School of Undergraduates Studies, VP Diversity & Community Engagement, VP Research (Non ARL) and VP Student Affairs.
will supervise the Onyx and Gold PODs which consist of the following units:
Onyx – Natural Science
Gold – McCombs School of Business, UT Financial & Administrative Services, College of Education, School of Information, LBJ School Public Affairs, Dell Medical School, School of Nursing College of Pharmacy, and Steven Hicks School of Social Work
will supervise the Raspberry, Shamrock Green, Indigo and Lavender PODs, facilitate ARL research tasks, and provide the following central support functions all units:
Distribute RMS Actions to Appropriate POD
Cash Management – Aging Analysis, Collections and Letter of Credit Draws
Audit & Compliance Oversight – Internal and External
Salary Compensation Review and Analysis
Institutional Research Reporting
In some cases, special handling will be taken to accommodate the Letter of Agreements and other specialized tasks. If your department is uncertain who to contact, please send all inquiries to
and include your unit code in the subject line. Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate SPAA staff member.