The goal of Business Continuity planning at UFV is to provide a plan of action that, in the event of disruption or emergency, specifies the key resources and staff, as well as a process and procedures for re-establishing services and functions.
Business Continuity plans are designed to assist staff during incidents when standard operating procedures are no longer sufficient to support the continuity of operations.
It is important in Business Continuity planning, that the emphasis is less on specific scenarios and more on different types of impacts during an emergency or unplanned event. For example:
- In an emergency, all or parts of offices, records, and equipment may be inaccessible.
- Data network, communications, and utility services may be disrupted in one campus or university-wide.
- Critical hardcopy and digital records may be damaged or destroyed.
- An emergency event may directly impact staff members, limiting their ability come to work.
- The BCP Plan can then focus on continuity of operations, albeit at reduced levels of service.
In summary, the Business Continuity planning process involves:
- BCP GovernanceBusiness
- Impact Analysis (BIA)
- Plans, measures, and arrangements for business continuity
- Readiness procedures
- Quality assurance techniques (exercises, maintenance and auditing)