- Identify potential disruptive events and the impacts of those events to university essential functions
- Identify and assess viable recovery strategies
- Identify, assess and coordinate existing response capabilities
- Assist with the development and documentation of division, department and college level plans
- Develop business continuity awareness and training programs that result in personnel able to respond to incidents in a calm and efficient manner
- Establish plan exercise and maintenance programs
In support of this program, all university divisions, departments, and colleges should develop a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for mitigating the effects of identified threats that may disrupt normal operations.
Why do you need a continuity plan?
If one of the following were to occur today, are you able to continue providing your area’s essential functions:
- A fire destroys your building or causes extensive damage to vital records?
- A pipe burst causes extensive damage to your workspace preventing access for an extended period?
- UCiT data center is down?
- 50 percent of your staff is out ill?
To assist UC divisions, departments and colleges in their planning efforts UC uses Bearcat Ready (Kuali Ready), a simple cloud based planning tool.