Life Span Institute Administration is led by the LSI Director and includes staff members with different specialties who provide services that lend cohesion to LSI. The associate director for finance and planning oversees the receipt and disbursement of State and Federal funds and ensures that all funds are disbursed according to regulations. Administration also assists investigators and staff with contractual negotiations, budget projections, oversight of the institutional promotion process and liaison with university units responsible for purchasing, human resources and other financial transactions. In addition, Administration provides assistance in dispute resolution, monitoring for compliance with Federal, State and local laws as well as space allocation and monitoring. An administrative officer and various assistants handle telephone traffic, mail and University communications, greet visitors and respond to public inquiries about the work of the Life Span Institute.