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Continuity Planning: Reuters
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  • 1. Continuity Planning, Templates and Tools PandemicPrep.Org Faith-Based and Charitable-Based Conference Tim Woerther and Harlan Dolgin Co-Chairs of PandemicPrep.Org June 25, 2008
  • 2. <ul><li>It is not a question of if, but WHEN a pandemic will strike </li></ul><ul><li>Pandemic will be moderate to severe </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing will be Reduced by 30% to 40% </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers may be reduced by higher percentages </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings and Utilities are Available </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations that plan for a pandemic it will be more successful in surviving it intact </li></ul>Pandemic Planning Assumptions
  • 3. The Approach: Business Continuity Program Information Technology Operations Subsidiaries Risk Assessment Writing Plans Recovery Strategy Testing and Maintenance Perform Business Impact Analysis Input to Business Continuity Software Test at Recovery Facility Update Business Continuity Plans
  • 4. BIA Allows you to Determine what are the Most Critical Functions that Must be Performed for your Business to Survive. Update the BIA to Address Pandemic Issues. Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • 5. The Approach: Business Continuity Program Information Technology Operations Subsidiaries Risk Assessment Writing Plans Recovery Strategy Testing and Maintenance Perform Business Impact Analysis Input to Business Continuity Software Test at Recovery Facility Update Business Continuity Plans
  • 6. Recovery Strategies <ul><li>Employee Preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis Management Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Facility Preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Work from Home vs. in Office </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resource issues </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Issues </li></ul>
  • 7. The Approach: Business Continuity Program Information Technology Operations Subsidiaries Risk Assessment Writing Plans Recovery Strategy Testing and Maintenance Perform Business Impact Analysis Input to Business Continuity Software Test at Recovery Facility Update Business Continuity Plans
  • 8. <ul><li>How will critical functions get done with 30-50% less staff or volunteers? </li></ul><ul><li>Identify in writing what functions will be delayed </li></ul><ul><li>Cross training of critical employee functions </li></ul><ul><li>Write up HR rules to be in effect during a pandemic </li></ul><ul><li>Identify whether contractual obligations can be met </li></ul><ul><li>Write a communications plan in advance </li></ul>Planning Phase – Writing Your Plan
  • 9. The Approach: Business Continuity Program Information Technology Operations Subsidiaries Risk Assessment Writing Plans Recovery Strategy Testing and Maintenance Perform Business Impact Analysis Input to Business Continuity Software Test at Recovery Facility Update Business Continuity Plans
  • 10. Testing and Maintenance Exercising the Crisis Management Plan The Crisis Management Plan must be Tested (Exercised) on a Periodic Basis to Ensure it will be Effective At Time of Activation. For a pandemic, this is usually done by a table top exercise, where the plan is discussed at length to insure it can be implemented and covers all critical issues.
  • 11. The Approach: Business Continuity Program Information Technology Operations Subsidiaries Risk Assessment Writing Plans Recovery Strategy Testing and Maintenance Perform Business Impact Analysis Input to Business Continuity Software Test at Recovery Facility Update Business Continuity Plans
  • 12. Command Center Activation Federal, State, or Local Public Health Officials Issue a State of Emergency Senior Management Declares a Crisis Command Center Team (Crisis Manager, Information Disbursement Coordinator, and Administrative Specialist) Other Teams: Business Continuity, Damage Assessment, and Corporate Support Teams (i.e. Finance, HR, IT, PR, Legal, Risk Management, Admin.)
  • 13. Questions

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