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UC Ready, a Mission Continuity Planning Tool


Find out about UC Ready, a ​mission continuity planning tool.


What is mission continuity planning?

Mission Continuity Planning helps an organization respond to the impact of an emergency or interruption to normal operations, and be ab​le to continue to provide a minimum acceptable level of service during and in the immediate aftermath of such an event.


What is UC Ready?

UC Ready is a continuity planning program implemented throughout the University of California system.

The web-based program was designed to prepare for rapid resumption of the University's mission following any unexpected disruption. UC Ready can help you prepare for continuity issues of excessive absenteeism, limited resources, backup restoration, alternate facilities, power failure and a myriad of others under all-hazards planning.


UC Ready has a clear goal?

UC Ready prepares UCM to continue its missions of teaching, research, and public service through any disruptive event. If forced to pause, we must be able to rapidly restart, even if in reduced mode.

Your plan will cover all disruptive events: All-encompassing (earthquake, pandemic illness); localized (fire in a building, basement flood); or personal (failure of a hard drive). We achieve all-hazard-readiness by engaging all department-level units in mission continuity planning.


UC Ready plans identify

  • Critical functions performed by your department, and the factors needed for their continuance
  • Information and strategies that will help during and after the disaster-event
  • Planning strategies to ensure that we are better prepared
  • Action items that can be done now to lessen the impact of these events

Start your department's plan

Option 1: Schedule one-on-one training with Risk Services. The training will take 1–2 hours, and will vary based on the size of your department.

Option 2: Go directly into the UC Ready tool, select UC Merced, and start your plan using the guidance supplied within the program.

For questions or assistance in developing your plan contact Risk Services