The Office of Continuity Planning assists the Berkeley community — faculty, staff, and leadership — to prepare ourselves for events that would threaten the continuity of our campus mission. Such disaster-events can be
- all-encompassing (major earthquake, pandemic illness)
- localized (fire in a building) or
- personal (failure of a hard drive).
Whatever the event, our campus goal is to become sufficiently "event-ready" that we can continue our teaching, research and service mission with minimal interruption.
To reach that goal, we assist departments throughout the campus to create "continuity plans" that identify both strategies for coping with events when they occur, and preparations that can be done in advance.
Building on the foundation of departmental continuity planning, we advise campus leadership on overall campus readiness. In this way, issues and needs identified by departments, but beyond their scope, are advanced to the appropriate parties for solution.