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Published on December 30, 2008

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Continuity of Operations for businesses.
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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Businesses in Benton County, MN Expect the Unexpected

COOP is an effort within individual departments and agencies to ensure the continued performance of minimum essential functions during a wide range of potential emergencies... Definition of COOP C ontinuity o f Op erations In short – it keeps you IN BUSINESS!

This is accomplished through the development of plans , comprehensive procedures , and provisions for alternate facilities, personnel, resources, interoperable communications, and vital records/ databases. How do we accomplish this?

This is why we are here today! So it does not have to be this way.

The process of planning is more important than the written document that results. Plans are nothing. Planning is everything! Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Planning for the Inevitable Plan your dive, dive your plan Plan your flight, fly your plan Plan your hike, hike your plan

What is the Inevitable? Possible Strikes Natural Disasters Man-made Disasters Mother Nature Fires

No Matter What It Is – Be Prepared Today’s wave is Pandemic Flu Ride the Wave

Remember It is not a drill this time Yesterday’s Wave

COOP / Planning and Operations Considerations Document loss - One page or the whole archive Electronic Data - One file or the whole computer system Personnel - One person or the whole workforce Facilities - One desk or the whole building

Document loss - One page or the whole archive

Electronic Data - One file or the whole computer system

Personnel - One person or the whole workforce

Facilities - One desk or the whole building

What Questions Do You Need to Ask? What do we do? How do we do it? What is vital? What isn’t? Is our data protected? Can we operate at another site? Can we operate with ½ the staff? What about our people? How reliant are we on outside vendors? Am I insured?

What do we do?

How do we do it?

What is vital? What isn’t?

Is our data protected?

Can we operate at another site?

Can we operate with ½ the staff?

What about our people?

How reliant are we on outside vendors?

Am I insured?

???? - Continued Who take’s over if I can’t be there? Can we secure the facility? Do we have alternate plans? Facility Suppliers Transportation Bottom line, what do we need to operate?

Who take’s over if I can’t be there?

Can we secure the facility?

Do we have alternate plans?

Facility

Suppliers

Transportation

Bottom line, what do we need to operate?

Step 1 Identify what it is that you do that is mission critical. Prioritize these functions

Identify what it is that you do that is mission critical.

Prioritize these functions

Step 2 Determine what data is needed. How are you going to secure that data?

Determine what data is needed.

How are you going to secure that data?

Determine which personnel are critical to your daily operation. Delegate authority Plan of succession Step 3

Determine which personnel are critical to your daily operation.

Delegate authority

Plan of succession

Who is in charge and what authority do they have? You must have a single point of contact for department heads and top officials. You must have the authority to direct department heads ( city manager, CEO type position).

Who is in charge and what authority do they have?

You must have a single point of contact for department heads and top officials.

You must have the authority to direct department heads ( city manager, CEO type position).

Removes doubt about authority Identifies who is charge of what Defines authority and limitations Establishes accountability & responsibility Authorizes the suspension of some activities Pre-delegation Emergency Authority

Removes doubt about authority

Identifies who is charge of what

Defines authority and limitations

Establishes accountability & responsibility

Authorizes the suspension of some activities

Succession Identify who is in charge of what! Include elected, appointed, and career players. Provide a means to ensure leadership on a 24/7 basis Plan on being at least 3 deep Do it by resolution and give legal authority

Identify who is in charge of what!

Include elected, appointed, and career players.

Provide a means to ensure leadership on a 24/7 basis

Plan on being at least 3 deep

Do it by resolution and give legal authority

Step 4 Determine an off site plan Facilities Equipment Access Security Communications Shipping

Determine an off site plan

Facilities

Equipment

Access

Security

Communications

Shipping

Step 5 Can you test it? Dry run Table top

Can you test it?

Dry run

Table top

Step 6 Revise it and update it. Review the plan As needed As circumstances dictate When the sky is clear and the sun is out

Revise it and update it.

Review the plan

As needed

As circumstances dictate

When the sky is clear and the sun is out

Where Do We Go From Here? Meet with key employees Get input Meet with ALL employees Involve them

Meet with key employees

Get input

Meet with ALL employees

Involve them

Begin Now Get started now. The only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time… and this looks like an elephant.

Get started now. The only way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time…

and this looks like an elephant.

You Are Not On Your Own! There are people and resources available Use them Emergency Management Director Business Associations Chamber of Commerce Key Employees Old plans – Y2K Government web sites

There are people and resources available Use them

Emergency Management Director

Business Associations

Chamber of Commerce

Key Employees

Old plans – Y2K

Government web sites

Web Resources www.hsem.state.mn.us www.miamidade.gov/oem/library/COOP_COG%20template.pdf www.davislogic.com www.ehs.ufl.edu/RiskMgmt/COOP/COOP_training.ppt

www.hsem.state.mn.us

www.miamidade.gov/oem/library/COOP_COG%20template.pdf

www.davislogic.com

www.ehs.ufl.edu/RiskMgmt/COOP/COOP_training.ppt

Together We Succeed – Separately We Fail

If not now, when – If not me, who

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