Continuity of Operation Planning
If your division experienced a natural, technological or manmade emergency, are you prepared to continue business operations both during and after the incident?
- The University of North Dakota is dedicated to guaranteeing readiness in the case of emergency and ensuring our ability to provide services in the aftermath of such an incident. Continuity planning is an essential element of emergency preparedness in order to protect the critical functions of the institution. Each division of the university is required to develop a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) to address the potential challenges that it would encounter in continuing operations during and after an incident. A comprehensive COOP allows smoother transition through emergencies for students, faculty, and staff.
- Though we hope to never experience an emergency situation, we must be prepared for the possibilities. All UND divisions have identified critical functions within their COOP and the departments responsible for those specific critical functions also completed a separate COOP. This limited the number of COOPs required for each area within the university.
- Many divisions throughout the university have worked diligently developing a COOP, and we are grateful for your efforts. Members of our Continuity Planning team have assisted those identified as responsible for COOP efforts by providing guidance through weekly training sessions and access to the UND Ready (Kuali Ready) platform to assist them with plan requirements and any questions that may arise.
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