OBFS Mission Statement

Welcome to the Office of Business & Financial Services (OBFS)! We provide core business services to seven units within the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR). Our focus is on human resources and payroll, financial monitoring and analysis, purchases and reimbursements, and building operations and space management. Our goal is to consistently deliver responsive and solution-oriented service that enables the various units within ORA and VCR to support the campus-wide research enterprise. The Office of Business & Financial Services is located in the Wilshire Glendon Building, Suite 600 and can be reached at (310) 206-3368.

Human Resources
Human Resources - image with many work staff
Finance - image with money, people, charts
Space Management
Space - work floor layout

OBFS Vision

To achieve service excellence in delivering our core business and services to support and advance the ORA mission and promote a positive and professional experience for employees by implementing effective best practices.

OBFS Guiding Principles

In the Office of Business & Financial Services, our guiding principles serve as a foundation for how we approach our work and serve our customers. We are committed to function as a collaborative team to accomplish shared goals and promote operational efficiency, accuracy, and integrity.

Customer Service

We are committed to provide solution-oriented customer service by following through on all requests using our collective experience and resources to respond within a reasonable period of time.

Accurate Information

Our goal is to provide consistently accurate information in a professional manner to support organizational, departmental, and individual needs.


We strive to clearly communicate UCLA policy and procedure to maintain compliance with existing Federal and State laws by providing the necessary leadership, training, and resources to continuously improve best practices related to Staff Human Resources, Financial Services, and Building Operations and Space Management.

OBFS Announcements

Posted On 1/26/2021

Staff Benefits/Resources & Action Items - January 2021

Benefits & Resources - UCLA’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force held a virtual town hall on January 14, 2021 to update faculty and staff on the progress of UCLA Health’s vaccination program. See the link for this informative recorded session. ... Read More

Posted On 12/4/2020

Winter Holiday Closure Information - December 2020

I am writing to summarize important information related to the upcoming Winter Closure and services within the UCLA Research Administration (ORA) at the Wilshire Glendon Building during that time. ... Read More

Posted On 11/20/2020

Staff Benefits/Resources & Action Items for COVID-19 & Other Info - November 2020

Please note there is no update on UC President Drake’s system-wide curtailment proposal for 2020-21 or UCLA’s draft plan for an extended Winter Closure (see October 9th email below). That information will be shared upon receipt of the final decisions. ... Read More

OBFS Staff

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