Ensure you’re informed about emergencies: Sign up for UCOPAlert
If an emergency such as a fire, earthquake, building closure, public transit disruption or street protest occurs when you’re away from the office, can UCOP reach you?
Sign up for UCOPAlert, an off-hours emergency notification system that sends critical updates to the personal phone number and/or email of your choice. If a situation that affects your workplace or ability to work takes place, UCOPAlert will keep you in the loop before you arrive at work.
UCOPAlert is an opt-in service, so you can only receive these important messages if you sign up.
“We want to encourage everyone to register for UCOPAlert so that we can notify you quickly about emergencies and make sure you have the information you need to stay safe,” said Robert Charbonneau, program manager in Risk Services Emergency Management. “Remember that emergencies can happen at any time. Being prepared is important.”
How can I sign up for UCOPAlert or update my contact information?
- Log in to the UCOPAlert portal by entering the same ID and password that you use on other UCOP systems, such as email.
- Follow the instructions on this page to register as many phone numbers and email addresses as you want. Designate which device you want to receive alerts first, then second, then third, etc.
Is the information I provide to UCOPAlert secure?
Yes. Your personal contact information will be kept confidential. It is stored on secure government-grade data servers administered by MIR3, the firm that provides this service to UCOP.
What information will the alerts include?
A description of the emergency, instructions on what to do and, depending on the situation, a request to confirm that you received the alert and are safe.
If I don’t sign up for UCOPAlert, will I still receive critical updates?
During normal work hours, UCOP will notify employees of emergencies through work email, office phones or the public address system. But outside of regular business hours, UCOPAlert is the only emergency notification system OP has to reach employees on their personal cellphones or email.
Visit the UCOPAlert website for more information and FAQs.
For additional information on personal emergency preparedness, take a look at these tips and resources.
Questions? Please contact Alicia.Jensen@ucop.edu.