Business Continuity

It is not a matter of “if” but “when” the campus will experience any number of hazards resulting in a minor to significant disruption of campus operations. Such disruptions, if not properly addressed, have the ability to cause intolerable and irrevocable damage to UCI’s mission areas, which is why preparing for this risk from an all-hazards approach is imperative to the continued success of UCI.

As such, it is the responsibility of departments/units to plan for and ensure continuity of their critical operations, also called Department Essential Functions, especially those that support Campus Essential Functions (CEFs). Department Essential Functions (DEFs or EFs) are those business processes whose failure to perform will render the greatest impact to the campus mission.