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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…


October 16, 2018

Great UW ShakeOut 2018 is coming!

WHY? With all the recent catastrophic hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires impacting the US, let’s talk about the next Great UW ShakeOut. Our biggest natural hazard threat here in the Pacific Northwest is an earthquake. While Washington does not experience earthquakes as frequently as, say, California, when we are hit with the next 7, 8, or…


October 8, 2018

Join us for a Personal Preparedness Presentation

Whether you’re ready to build a kit for your family, are worried about the big one, or are trying to better prepare your team to respond to campus after an emergency, personal preparedness is essential to taking care of yourself in any disaster. UW Emergency Management is now offering personal preparedness presentations at the UW…


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…


August 24, 2018

Build your plan in a year: Month 8

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.  As we shift from developing our initial plan to testing and review, it is a good time to step back and thinking about plan implementation….


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…


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…



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