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June 24, 2018

Build your Husky Ready Plan in a Year: Month 6

This post is part of a 2018 series breaking the process of business continuity planning for University of Washington departments into monthly tasks to help build a plan in a year.  This month we will capture the details about your technology dependencies–both those with central IT and those managed entirely within your team. Next month we…


May 2, 2018

Business Continuity Program Update: First quarter of 2018!

In January we presented the first set of data on the Business, Academic and research continuity program. The initial numbers were not great–Only 21% of departments had started plans, the plans were largely out of date, and only one was complete. While you will see growth over the quarter, we are still in the “push…


May 1, 2018

Build your Husky Ready Plan in a Year: Month 5

This post is part of a 2018 series breaking the process of business continuity planning for University of Washington departments into monthly tasks to help build a plan in a year.  The past two months we have been looking your organization’s critical functions. Identifying and prioritizing the critical work of your organization, department, or unit, and…


April 30, 2018

Build your Husky Ready plan in a year: Month 4

This post is part of a 2018 series breaking the process of business continuity planning for University of Washington departments into monthly tasks to help build a plan in a year.  Now that you’ve identified your critical functions, it is time to consider how to keep the work going even with limited resources. Haven’t made a…


April 27, 2018

2018 Annual EOC Exercise to include Special Olympics USA and partner jurisdictions

Emergency Management (UWEM) is one of many UW departments who have been planning and preparing for the upcoming 2018 Special Olympic USA games at the UW Seattle campus for nearly 18 months now. We are honored to be working with an organization that empowers communities across the nation! While there have been many e-mails, conference…


April 26, 2018

BARC Planning gets easier while attracting special attention

The Business, Academic, and Research Continuity (BARC) program at the University of Washington is not new. Some of the tools available to help UW departments complete this (sometimes overwhelming) task are! Megan Levy of Emergency Management continues to create a monthly task for departments and schools working to complete their BARC plan – often referred…


April 16, 2018

UW Senior Leadership Test Recovery Plans

  On April 5, the senior leadership of UW Finance and Administration departments gathered at the Facilities Training Center to discuss how to restore operations on campus that had been interrupted two-weeks prior by a severe earthquake. At least, that was the scenario of the surprise tabletop exercise hosted by the office of the Executive…


March 8, 2018

Build your Husky Ready Plan in a Year: Month 3

This post is part of a 2018 series breaking the process of business continuity planning for University of Washington departments into monthly tasks to help build a plan in a year. This month we start the process of identifying your unit’s critical functions. This has been split into a three month process because it makes…


February 21, 2018

How are we doing: January 2018 BARC Report

After a year of hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes that elevated the awareness and concern about natural disasters and returning to business in the minds of the UW community, people have asked us “how are we doing?” We had a sense that there was a lot of room for improvement, but we didn’t have the hard…


February 7, 2018

Build your Husky Ready Plan in a Year: Month 2

This post is part of a 2018 series breaking the process of business continuity planning for University of Washington departments into monthly tasks to help build a plan in a year.  Last month we compiled the key information on your staff, including skills, roles and emergency contact information. The work you do cannot be done without…



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