UW Emergency Management

January 8, 2018

Build Your Plan in a Year

The Build Your Plan in a Year pilot provides one small set of tasks each month for a year, with the goal of enabling a department to build a continuity of operations plan for business, academic and research programs. For more information about the conception and aims of this pilot, please view the blog post, “One Year to Husky Ready.”

Below is the list of tasks. Each month as the task list for the month is launched, it will be linked below. This is meant only to assist departments in dividing the task of continuity planning into smaller pieces. You do not need to start your planning in January and end in December. You do not need to complete each step in a month; you can combine two into one month, or spread one over three months.

Section I – Get to know your Org
Month 1: Collect key information about your organization (4 hours)
Month 2: Define your resources
Month 3: Identify your critical functions

Section II – Identify your risks and dependencies
Month 4: Support your critical functions
Month 5: Review your Critical Functions
Month 6: Identify your enterprise IT needs
Month 7: Identify your department application IT needs

Section III – Mitigate and Prepare to Implement
Month 8: Staff preparedness
Month 9: Vital Records
Month 10: Recovery and Continuity

Section IV – Review Your Plan
Month 11: Review with UWEM
Month 12: Exercise with your team

Questions about this pilot can be directed to our BARC manager, Megan Levy, at levym2@uw.edu