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.
Continuity Graph

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

Continuity ESF
UCR continuity plans proactively focus on mitigating potential impacts and how to stay operational during a disruption.
Examples include:
  • Identify critical personnel and their position(s) / responsibilities
  • Creating a comprehensive communications plan and unit call trees
  • Identify resources needed for each critical function - consider the minimum necessary for continued operations
  • Identify any variances in the time of year for critical functions (e.g. peak periods, extended breaks, etc.)
  • Identify any variances in resource needs
  • List alternate sites for a complete loss of services 
  • Identify how you will relocate equipment
  • Document who is responsible for relocation logistics 
  • Plan to use the minimum number of people and equipment for restoring critical business functions
Resiliency Program
UCR preparedness includes identifying and assessing resources, writing plans, developing a system to manage incidents and training employees so they can execute plans.  UC Ready is a systemwide program that enables all of our campuses, medical centers, and national laboratory to better prepare to meet the challenges of resuming business operations after a major event occurs.
Examples include:
  • Loss of Facility
  • Loss of Personnel
  • Loss of Data
  • Reputational Damage

 

UC Ready

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.