Office of Planning & Budgeting

Activity Based Budgeting

Activity Based Budgeting (ABB) is a method of budgeting designed to provide greater transparency into the budget process.

In its most basic form, ABB distributes revenues and budget authority from instructional and research activities which are then allocated directly to the unit responsible for the activity. The UW fully implemented an ABB system at the beginning of the 2013 fiscal year.

Concerns about the nuances of the ABB methodology or suggestions to change the model? Email 

If you have a question that OPB can answer, we will send you a reply.

If your issue needs to be addressed by the ABB Review Committee, we will notify you when it is added to a meeting agenda.