Yale University’s mission is to create, preserve and disseminate knowledge. Each college, division, and major administrative unit within the University exists in support of this mission. Each area performs functions that are essential to the ongoing success of the mission. A Business Continuity Plan (previously referred to as Continuity of Operations Planning or COOP) focuses on these essential functions. It is a collection of resources, actions, procedures, and information that is developed, tested, and held in readiness for use in the event of a major disruption of operations. Business Continuity Planning helps prepare Yale University units to maintain mission-critical operations after any emergency or disaster.
What does this mean for my department?
Department heads are responsible for ensuring that their units have Business Continuity Plans in place, and that all persons—including faculty, staff, and students—are familiar with the plan. Your BCP is an adjunct to the University Business Continuity Plan. Together they provide the overall Business Continuity Management for the entire campus.
1) Review the rest of this site, but start with the BCP Quick Start Guide. Your first step will be to define your department's essential functions and then the human and material resources that support them.
2) Then, you will want to start using the on-line BCP application. To do so, e-mail Steve Woods, Business Continuity Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and request access.
Go to Archer BCP Application
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The following might be considered as advice to laboratories and clinical staff, during a hazardous weather event.