Emergency Management & Continuity

Continuity Planning

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Continuity Planning

UMass is committed to the safety and protection of its employees, students, operations, research, education and facilities. In support of this commitment, the University has critical operations that must be performed, or rapidly and efficiently resumed in an emergency. Continuity planning is an effort to ensure that essential functions of the University can continue across a wide range of potential emergencies.

Continuity Planning at UMass is designed to address three types of disruptions:

  • Denial / loss of access to a facility (such as damage to the building);
  • Service interruption due to a reduced workforce (such as a communicable disease); and
  • Service interruption due to equipment or systems failure (such as IT systems failure).

Whatever the emergency or event, UMass' goal is to be "Ready" so that we can continue our teaching, research and public service mission with minimal interruption.


Click above to access the UMass President/System Office Business Continuity Planning Site (Login Required).