Operational Recovery

Operational Recovery is the final phase in business continuity. The primary purpose of this phase is to ensure that critical operations continue after an incident and to quickly resume normal operations. This phase begins after the campus has been secured after an emergency and it is safe to begin recovery operations. The incident has passed, but University operations have not been completely restored.

There are, in general, two types of operational recovery:

  • Business Recovery - deals specifically with the recovery of a key function or department in the event of a disaster. Included in this category is Academic Continuity which deals specifically with how to ensure the continuity of teaching, learning, research and scholarship.
  • Disaster Recovery - deals with the technical component of recovery, including the resources, actions, tasks and data required to manage the technology recovery effort. 

Departmental COOP Template - Use this form to create a departmental continuity of operations plan for your department.  The COOP plan identifies critical functions and the resources (people, infrastructure, technology) that support those functions.  It also describes what the department will do to continue performing the critical functions if resources are not available.