Mission Continuity

The University of California constantly faces a variety of natural disaster and human-caused risks, so we strive to be ‘event-ready’ by taking a proactive approach to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any adverse event or disruption. Mission Continuity is the system-wide program to assist in the continuation of performing the University’s mission of teaching, research, public service, and patient care during any disruptive event and return to normal operations as quickly as possible.  

Mission Continuity is a system-wide program to assist in the continuation of performing the University’s mission of teaching, research, public service, and patient care during any disruptive event and return to normal operations as quickly as possible.

UCR faces a variety of natural disaster and human-caused risks (e.g., earthquakes, wildfires, power outages, and human error), so we strive to be ‘event-ready’ by taking a proactive approach to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any adverse event or disruption.

Recovery of essential functions ensures UCR resources (e.g., systems, applications, equipment, resources, and research data) are identified in advance and that relevant strategies are implemented to limit downtime.

UCR continuity plans proactively focus on mitigating potential impacts and how to stay operational during a disruption.

UCR preparedness includes identifying and assessing resources, writing plans, developing a system to manage incidents and training employees so they can execute plans.

UCR’s ability to remain operational following a disruption is dependent upon its ability to maintain our core mission serving our students, faculty, staff and the community and is one of the integral parts of the comprehensive emergency management paradigm under the Recovery phase.