Office of Planning & Budgeting

Finance, Planning & Budgeting

OPB is now part of Finance Planning and Budgeting. Look for updates to this and other FPB sites soon.

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

Announcing a New Organization

Effective January 16, 2024, UW Finance and the Office of Planning & Budgeting have united as one team. Sarah Norris Hall will serve as Senior Vice President of Finance, Planning & Budgeting (FPB). Between now and June 2024, the teams will undergo an assessment and consultation to further integrate. Stay tuned and read more on the blog.

2024 Legislative Kick-Off

The 2024 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 began on January 8. 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 – 24: Legislative Process, Bill Analysis & LobbyGov
  • Slides 25 – 36: Fiscal Note Updates & Reminders
  • Slides 37 – 41: 2024 Legislative Session & Budget
  • Slides 42 – 52: Tips for Effective Legislative Advocacy & UW State Legislative Agenda

2023 Legislative Session Overview

The following documents, available on the OPB Briefs page, provide summaries of the 2023 state legislative session:

  • Final 2023-25 Biennial Operating and Capital Budgets: A brief outlining the 2023-25 state biennial budget funding decisions and outcomes. A brief of initial House and Senate budget proposals is also available.
  • 2023 Session Bill Summary: A list of policy and budget bills tracked by the University that passed the legislature during the 2023 session.
  • 2023 Session Fiscal Note Summary: A list of all fiscal notes completed by the University during the 2023 session.