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 Tri-Campus Advisory Board for Students (TABS), 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.

The Office of Planning & Budgeting is committed to aligning with the University’s Race & Equity Initiative and Diversity Blueprint. More information is available on the Mission, Vision, & Values section of our website.

Latest News

2023 Legislative Kick-Off

The 2023 Legislative Kick-Off was held by OPB and the Office of State Relations on January 5. The annual event provides critical information to campus stakeholders in advance of the state legislative session, which begins on January 9. Slides are available on this page and a recording of the event is available on this page.

Overview of presentations:
  • Slides 1 – 2: Introductions
  • Slides 3 – 23: Legislative Process, Bill Analysis & LobbyGov
  • Slides 24 – 35: Fiscal Note Updates & Reminders
  • Slides 36 – 40: 2021 Legislative Session & Budget
  • Slides 40 – 52: Tips for Effective Legislative Advocacy & UW State Legislative Agenda

2022 Legislative Session Overview

The following documents, available on the OPB Briefs page, provide summaries of the 2022 state legislative session:

  • Final 2022 Supplemental Operating and Capital Budgets: A brief outlining the 2022 state supplemental budget funding decisions and outcomes. A brief of initial House and Senate budget proposals is also available.
  • 2022 Session Bill Summary: A list of policy and budget bills tracked by the University that passed the legislature during the 2022 session.
  • 2022 Session Fiscal Note Summary: A list of all fiscal notes completed by the University during the 2022 session.