Risk Management

Business Continuity Program

Business Continuity is the ability of an organization to provide service and support for its customers and to maintain its viability following a catastrophic event. EO 1014(opens in new window) delegates the responsibility for establishing and maintaining an effective Business Continuity Program to each campus. Our campus has contracted with the Kuali Ready Foundation via the Chancellor's Office to provide an electronic process for departments to create, store and maintain their own Business Continuity Plans. The electronic Business Program is named Chico Ready.

Departments identified as performing essential functions for campus will be contacted by Risk Management. Risk Management will meet with each identified department to provide training and initiate the Business Continuity Planning process. For additional information about Business Continuity please refer to the Power Point Presentation below.

  1. Business Continuity Presentation (PDF)
  2. Once you have met with Risk Management and have completed your Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis, you can begin your plan by accessing Chico Ready via the link below. You must use your portal credentials to access the program:

When your plan has been completed, it will need to be submitted to Risk Management for approval. Please follow the "Instructions for Plan Sign-Off" in Chico Ready. Once your plan has been approved, it must be updated annually to reflect any key changes in personnel or departmental operations. Updates need to be signed by the department head and the Business Continuity Coordinator/ Risk Manager.

Steering Committe Members

Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Chief of Police
Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Director of University Housing & Food Services
Vice Provost of Information Technology
Director of Employment Practices/ Dispute Resolution
Information Security Officer
Director of Enterprise Technologies
Director of Facilities Management Services
Interim Director of Student Health Services Center

Business Continuity Coordinators

Mike Thorpe, Campus Risk Manager

Rebecca Cagle, Director of Payroll, HRIS & BITS