Office of Planning & Budgeting

Office of Planning & Budgeting

Reporting directly to the Provost, the University of Washington Office of Planning & Budgeting (OPB) supports the UW community in accomplishing its goals through the planning and allocation of financial and physical resources, and by providing analysis and information services to enhance university decision-making, planning, and policy formation. OPB works closely with UW stakeholder groups and advisory bodies such as the Provost’s Advisory Committee for Students (PACS), the Faculty Senate Committee on Planning & Budgeting (SCPB), and the Board of Deans and Chancellors (BODC). OPB also works closely with the Capital & Space Management team in UW Facilities regarding capital budget issues and intersections with state and UW operating budgets.

Latest News

ABB Phase III Review Preliminary Steering Committee Report

In December, the three ABB subcommittees concluded their analyses and produced reports for the steering committee’s review. In February, the steering committee completed a preliminary report summarizing the findings and recommendations from each subcommittee report for consideration by the Provost. The steering committee reports and full preliminary report can be found on the ABB Committees and Reports page. To submit comments to the Steering Committee, please use this form.

2020 Legislative Session Kick-Off

The following slides were presented at the 2020 Legislative Session Kick-Off on January 10, 2020:

For more information, please also see:

Stay tuned to the OPBlog and OPB Briefs pages for updates during the 2020 legislative session!

2019 Legislative Session Overview

The following documents, available on the OPB Briefs page, provide summaries of the 2019 state legislative session:

  • Final Compromise: 2019-21 State Biennial Operating and Capital Budgets: A brief outlining 2019-21 state budget funding decisions and outcomes.
  • 2019 Session Bill Summary: A list of policy and budget bills tracked by the University that passed the legislature during the 2019 session.
  • 2019 Session Fiscal Note Summary: A list of all fiscal notes completed by the University during the 2019 session.

The 2019 legislative session ended on time on April 28, 2019. The next legislative session will begin in January 2020, at which point the legislature will consider legislation and supplemental changes to the two-year budgets approved this year.

OPB has a new website!

In mid-January 2019, OPB went live with a new website. Please update your bookmarks and links to: If you notice any issues or have questions about our new website, please email