Back-up and Pack-up Procedures are for all employees to secure and prepare individual offices, classrooms and laboratories for a campus evacuation or closure as a result of a threatening event, such as a hurricane or other natural disaster.
Upon notification that a campus evacuation or closure has been declared, employees should immediately begin the following:
Request and acquire from your building marshal emergency supplies.
Begin back-up of all office and/or lab computers within designated area.
Unplug computer systems and peripheral equipment such as printers, scanners, etc. from electrical wall outlet.
Power off uninterruptible power supply (ups); depending on mode, turn off switch or press and hold down power button; unplug from wall.
Unplug phones from wall network plug; note which cable goes in which wall socket (write on cable for a convenient reminder).
Elevate all first-floor systems off the floor or place on desk top.
Move equipment away from windows, if possible.
Clean out all goods from refrigerators.
Lock cabinets or drawers containing sensitive / important information.
Once release approval is given by the campus president, ensure that your area of responsibility is secure and proceed to leave the campus safely.
IT and Ed Tech will follow departmental disaster response plans under which they will shut down the computer lab systems and cover equipment appropriately using previously designated personnel.