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Continuity Planning

Continuity planning is the advance preparation and planning that will enable the University to resume its critical operations following an event/disruption of any size or type.

A Business Continuity Plan is a collection of critical information that a person stepping into a leadership role would need in order to manage effectively during the recovery process. Whether it's a wildfire, a mudslide that closes the freeway, or some other natural or human-caused disaster, our campus must be prepared to carry on our core mission of teaching, research, and public service.

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UC Ready is a continuity software tool that is being implemented throughout the University of California system.

This Web-based program, created at UC Berkeley, was designed to help departments prepare for rapid resumption of the University's mission following any unexpected disruption (e.g. earthquake). The core activities of teaching, research, and public service are performed at the department level; therefore preparations to continue these activities after a disaster should begin at that level.

The UC Ready tool will guide you, step-by-step, to create a continuity plan that identifies:

  • Critical Functions: Work that is essential for continuing the mission of the department and the factors needed for their continuance.
  • Information and Strategies that will help during and after a disaster-event.
  • Action Items that can be started immediately to prepare us for and lessen the impact of disaster events.

Introducing UC Resilient
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UC Resilient is a new offering within the UC Ready suite of tools. Like its sister-tool UC Ready, it helps us prepare for disruptive events such as earthquakes, pandemics, building fires -- and almost any other event that could threaten our teaching, research, and service mission.

UC Resilient is designed specifically for use by front-line teaching and research units. These may be:

  • Teaching or research labs
  • Researchers
  • Faculty

UC Resilient is quite easy to use. It will identify some actions that your own unit can do to contribute to the campus's broader preparedness efforts. These action items will comprise a "continuity plan" for your unit. The goal is to build resiliency into our operations ahead of time, so that we can "bend rather than break" when disruption strikes.

Continuity Questionnaire for Research

For questions or assistance, please contact Carrie Frandsen at 893-3154 or carrie.frandsen@ehs.ucsb.edu/.