UCOPAlert emergency notification system back online
UCOPAlert, OP’s off-hours emergency notification system, is back up and running after technical difficulties were resolved.
UCOPAlert delivers notifications to your home phone, personal cell phone or email outside normal business hours when you are not at the office but need to know about building closures, widespread public transit emergencies or other situations that may affect your work and workplace.
The system was temporarily unavailable earlier this month because of a technical issue after it launched. Risk Services has resolved the issue and reset the UCOPAlert system, which is once again available for registration. Because of the reset, all employees interested in using UCOPAlert will create a new password, whether you’ve logged in before or it’s your first time.
To create your new password and register for the alerts on your personal cell phone, home phone or email address:
- Go to the UCOPAlert webpage at http://ucal.us/UCOPAlert, and click the “Register” button.
- On the login page, click “Forgot your password?”. You will be guided through a short series of prompts to create your password. Remember: Your username is your UCOP email address (email@example.com).
- After you create your password and log in, you can register as many phone numbers and email addresses as you want and designate which device you prefer to receive alerts first, then second, and so on.
Registering your personal contact information is entirely voluntary but strongly encouraged so you can stay abreast of emergencies that may affect your ability to work.
Emergencies may include natural disasters such as earthquakes and fires, a transportation or power outage, and demonstrations affecting UCOP locations. The alerts will include a description of the emergency, instructions on what to do and, depending on the situation, a request to confirm that you’ve received the alert and are safe.
Your personal contact information will remain confidential and will be used only for these emergency notifications. Employee information will be stored in secure government-grade data servers administered by Siemens, a global firm working with UCOP on this emergency notification system. Only select UCOP and Siemens system administrators can access these servers and solely for UCOPAlert.
To find out more about UCOPAlert, including how to register and answers to frequently asked questions, visit http://ucal.us/UCOPAlert.