Our mission is to establish and support an on-going contingency planning program to evaluate the impact of significant events that may adversely affect students, faculty, staff, and assets. This planning is designed to ensure that the university can recover its mission critical functions, meeting its research, teaching, and public service responsibility to its stakeholders, and complying with policy.
What is a Business Continuity Plan?
A business continuity plan (BCP) is “the process of developing prior arrangements and procedures that enable an organization to respond to an event in such a manner that critical business functions can continue within planned levels of disruption. The end result of the planning process is the BC Plan.”
The University of Texas at Arlington’s (UT Arlington) BCPs are applicable for mission-critical departments (e.g., Police Department, Environmental Health & Safety, and Office of Facilities Management, etc.), services (e.g., Counseling, Payroll, Registrar, Admissions, etc.), and teaching. It provides guidance to ensure financial integrity and continuity of service to the campus in the event of a natural or human-made disaster. The BCP has special emphasis on the recovery phase of the four phases of emergency management.
Should you have questions about BCP’s for the University, please contact Cindy Mohat in the Office of Emergency Management.