Office of Planning & Budgeting

Mission, Vision, and Values


The Office of Planning & Budgeting (OPB) provides quality, comprehensive informed decision making and policy creation, analysis and interpretation regarding planning for and allocation of financial and analytical resources.


As the University of Washington’s central analytical unit, the Office of Planning & Budgeting stewards timely, accurate, and complete information and analyses services, its members actively partnering with UW leaders and advisory bodies in guiding strategic resource allocation and development, fostering new initiatives, and supporting dynamic decision-making.


The Office of Planning & Budgeting supports and implements goals set forth by the Board of Regents, President, and Provost. OPB accomplishes this by: acquiring, analyzing, and sharing knowledge; ethically managing the financial and data resources entrusted to the UW; fostering an environment where growth, renewal, and risk-taking are supported; displaying graceful professionalism in relationships with institutional and external partners; ensuring that UW stakeholders such as students, faculty, and staff play an active role in institutional governance; and recognizing, respecting, and celebrating individual and collective differences and strengths.