The Fiscal Office and Compliance Unit Services (FOCUS) provides administrative and financial compliance oversight for the College of Social Sciences research and training activities, including pre-award review/approvals of extramurally-funded proposals, execution of contractual documents for procuring goods, services, and construction within SSRI’s designated purchasing authority, as well as limited human resource functions. FOCUS is staffed with experienced employees knowledgeable in Federal, State, and University policies and procedures. It works closely with the Research Services (RS) unit to provide administrative support to CSS faculty and staff.

Please Note
Before contacting a Fiscal Administrator, please contact the Administrative and Fiscal Support Specialist assigned to support your unit.

Fiscal Administrators


Administrative and Fiscal Support Specialists

NameEmailProviding support for
Joshua Sato-Asatoasato24@hawaii.eduHawaii Coral Reef Initiative (HCRI), Telecommunications & Social Informatics Program/ Pacific Health Informatics Data Center (TASI/PHIDC)
Christine Yakabu-Muramotoyakabumu@hawaii.eduAnthropology (Non-Archaeology), Ethnic Studies, Psychology, Sociology
Urban & Regional Planning (NDPTC & Non-NDPTC), and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Gail Yamamotogyamamo@hawaii.eduAnthropology (Archaeology), Communication, Economics, Geography and Environment, Political Science, Public Administration, and Matsunaga Institute