Business Continuity Planning

What is business continuity planning?

Business continuity planning (BCP) ensures the continuity of essential functions or operations following or during the recovery phase of a catastrophic event. This plan demonstrates how CSU’s business will operate when our normal operating procedures are not possible. Sometimes, we may confuse business continuity with emergency operations or response. However, they are very different. Emergency operations are about the safety and security of individuals; whereas business continuity is about resuming operations as quickly as possible, so that the consequences of delayed recovery after an incident are minimized and reduced.

CSU has a subscription to Kuali Ready, a business continuity planning tool originally developed by the University of California, Berkley. The use of this tool will assist CSU, including academic, administrative and research functions, in increasing our ability to keep operating in the face of disruptive events. This tool produces departmental continuity plans, and can be used by any type of department – instructional, research, support, administrative, collections (fine arts/ library) and clinical.

CSU Public Safety Team – Emergency Response Plan

RMI will be responsible for plan development, implementation and training, updates and reviews. BCP is a shared responsibility. We expect each academic, administrative and research function to develop its own plan using this tool. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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