Quick overview of Department IDs
Department ID = The seven character alpha-numeric code that identifies the campus, division and department.
This is part of the funding string: FUND | DEPT | PROJECT | PROGRAM | ACCOUNT CODE
101 - A480200 - 2 - 3100
The department ID, also known as UDDS (unit/div/dept/sub-dept), is a seven character code. It breaks down as follows:
- The first character is alpha-numeric and identifies the campus.
A = UW-Madison. This first character is not always required and is sometimes dropped as UW-Madison is assumed.
- The next two characters are numeric and identify the division.
48 = Letters & Science.
Other divisions you might work with are:
07 = CALS
12 = Business School
34 = Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE)
All UW-Madison division codes can be found here.
- The next two characters are numeric and identify the department.
02 = L&S Administration
- The final two characters are numeric and identify the sub-department.
Typically 00 will be used with a project and to identify the department in general on fund 101. The L&S Budget office may use sub-departments to identify different aspects of your 101 and 131 budgets. For more information about sub-department usage in 101 and 131 funding, please see the Sub-Department document.
Please contact the L&S Budget Office with questions.