The University has identified the payroll application as a critical application. This means that delaying the processing of this application could cause much hardship on faculty, staff, students, and others that depend on it. Other applications that may be handled as critical or given very high priority in recovery are the Purchasing application and the Web server application since they will be needed during recovery.
There are three Payroll functions each month that are considered critical:
Should a disaster place the University in a position where these obligations cannot be met by the normal applications systems, a secondary plan is being developed.
Discussions are ongoing with the Payroll department to devise a set of manual procedures that would be implemented. These procedures would allow for regular payroll obligations to be met and records kept so that the automated system could be updated when ready. Further documentation for these plans will be published when completed.