The purpose of the business continuity plan is to support USC's central mission of teaching, research, and service by preparing schools and departments to resume critical operations rapidly following a disaster.  Potential disaster situations include fire, earthquake, civil disturbance, technology outage, pandemic, or any other incident that could disrupt campus operations. 

In accordance with university policy, all schools and departments across the university have developed business continuity plans to minimize downtime and ensure that critical operations continue.  The plans are “living documents” and are reviewed, tested and updated on a regular basis.  Staff from the Office of Fire Safety and Emergency Planning can provide extensive planning assistance to any school or department.


Business Continuity Policies and Procedures

Business Continuity Management Program Governance Charter

Business Continuity Planning
 Format and Content Policy
 Development Guide
 Update Guide

Information Technology Disaster Recovery Planning
 Policy
 Development Guide

Training
 Policy
 Guide

Communications
 Policy
 Guide

Testing
 Policy
 Guide

Please contact Jill Frater at 213-821-1439 or jfrater@usc.edu for assistance with plan development, maintenance, testing or training.