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November 29, 2018

Build Your Plan in a Year: Month 11

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. Congratulations–you have written your first version of your continuity plan! At this point you have drafted, reviewed and revised your plan–what more could there be?…


October 26, 2018

Build Your Plan in a Year: Month 10

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. At last you’re ready to make the finishing touches on your draft plan. You have identified your critical functions, prepared your staff at home, and…


September 26, 2018

Build your plan in a year: Month 9

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.  At UW, Administrative Policy Statement 13.2 sets the requirements for department continuity planning. There are four required elements: Prioritized critical functions, staff preparedness, an alternative…


July 31, 2018

Build Your Husky Ready Plan in a Year: Month 7

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 detailed the IT systems and applications that are used daily to support business, and that would be used to drive our critical…


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 The initial numbers were not great–Only 21% of departments had started plans, the plans were largely out of date, and only one was complete.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…


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…



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