Business Continuity Planning
Business Continuity planning is a proactive approach to enhance our understanding of the connections between critical processes and how a disruption will impact those processes as well as the college. Through planning, we develop a Business Continuity Plan which includes a predetermined strategy outlining how the college will continue (or resume), restore and recover critical processes in the event of a business disruption.
Through this planning, we are able to look at a ‘snapshot’ of all the processes which the college performs annually and then link those processes to the resources required to perform those processes. In order to capture this ‘snapshot’, we use the business impact analysis (BIA) process.
CPCC Enterprise-Wide Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) is committed to business continuity management and the resilience of its campus operations. CPCC defines business continuity management as the implementation of plans and tools in response to the business impact analyses undertaken of its operational and administrative functions.
The overriding objectives of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) are to service the needs of CPCC’s students, employees, faculty, and the community to preserve value and ensure the safety of people. It will detail the CPCC overall response and recovery structure, departmental/ functional roles and responsibilities, and the resources required to minimize the impact of an unplanned or anticipated disruption to CPCC and its operations. Additionally, this document details the procedures that will be carried out by individual department/functions in the event of any disruption. The BCP also provides for training, exercising, and plan maintenance.
The BCP is organized to allow one to quickly determine the appropriate actions and activities necessary to recover. It is a combination of checklists, reference documents, and training aids. The various recovery strategies and procedures should be reviewed and followed based on the circumstances of the incident and approved by the Core Emergency Response Support Group (CERSG).