Business Continuity Planning

New UC Ready Users

If you are a new Business Continuity Coordinator and need a user account established, contact Stephan Edgar,, to request access to UC Ready.  

Existing UC Ready Users

Once you have a UC Ready account, visit the login page at Login using your UCSC Gold identification and password. This URL cannot be bookmarked, so it may be helpful to bookmark this page to keep the link handy.

What is Business Continuity Planning?

Business Continuity Planning provides strategy and protocols for responding to and recovering from impacts related to disasters, both large and small. Your plan will define recovery objectives and targets for essential operational functions. 

Steps for Completing a UC Ready Business Continuity Plan

  • Delegate a primary and secondary Business Continuity Coordinator (BCC)
  • BCCs request access to UC Ready (see above)
  • Register for BCC training at the UC Learning Center, query "OES" to locate listings
  • After training, receive the UC Ready User Manual and Resumption Annex
  • Consider forming a Business Continuity ad-hoc committee to facilitate collaborative continuity planning
  • Share your plan with the campus Business Continuity Planner
  • Drill and exercise your continuity plan. Emergency Services can assist with planning and facilitating emergency and continuity drills. 

UC Ready Training

UC Ready Level 1: This course will provide an overview of Emergency and Business Continuity Management at the unit level, the UC Ready Software and the UC Ready User Manual and Resumption Annex. Users will have a chance to login to UC Ready and test drive the program. Please visit this link through the Learning Center to register for this course.

UC Ready Level 2: Extended guidance on completing a risk assessment, business impact analysis, essential functions, recovery time objectives, and dedicated time for UC Ready data entry. Please visit this link through the Learning Center to register for this course. 

UC Ready Workshop: This monthly workshop is intended for Business Continuity Coordinators who are in the process of developing their Department's business continuity plans. The workshop is designed for Business Continuity Coordinators to have the opportunity for hands-on time to work on their continuity plans and receive assistance and feedback. Please visit this link through the Learning Center to register for this course. 


Questions? Please contact:

Stephan Edgar
Deputy Emergency Manager
Business Continuity Planner
(831) 459-3828