When the power or water goes out, are you prepared to keep the basic, most essential services running?  How will your organization cope when the network goes down?  Who can fill in when an essential team member is out?  Continuity planning helps limit the impact from interruptions from all types of hazards.  Unlike emergency response planning, continuity planning must be done by every component in an organization in order to be effective. 

At Georgia Tech, all units are required to develop, maintain and exercise continuity plans.  The resiliency of our Institute relies on the resiliency of our units through their preparedness.

Access GTReady

Georgia Tech utilizes GTReady to manage our continuity planning.  Click here to access the system.  If you have questions or concerns about GTReady, view our frequently asked questions page or email oem@gatech.edu.

Designated Units, Plan Owners & Plan Managers 

Each unit of the Institute is required to develop, maintain and exercise continuity plans at least annually.  Because the Institute is ever evolving, the Office of Emergency Management works with Institute leadership to identify the appropriate unit/unit level required to meet this standard annually.

Click here to see the current units that have been identified for continuity planning.

Each plan has a designated plan owner that is responsible for ensuring that the unit thoroughly and regularly maintains and exercises their continuity plan. Typically, this person is the unit leader and will designate one or more plan managers. Plan managers are responsible for working with the Office of Emergency Management to update their plans annually, receive updated training, conduct exercises and focus on various annual planning initiatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about continuity planning at Georgia Tech, including the Institute Business Continuity Policy, GTReady, unit designations, or any other question, please check our FAQ page