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Continuity of Operations (COOP)

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Jessica Murphy

on 1 August 2014

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Transcript of Continuity of Operations (COOP)

Summary of Experience
Excitement, innovation, political friction

Championing for the public good, creating "value"

Civic, social, economic, legal, and business considerations

Project Highlights and Objectives
The COOP plan includes key elements such as:
the identification of essential functions; delegation of authorities; order of succession; protection of vital documents and systems; alternate operating locations; communications plans; and a plan for tests, training, and exercises.
Literature review
Best practices
FEMA's CGC 1 and CGC 2
The County of San Diego's COOP plan

Learning curve

Creating a flexible and scalable plan

Identifying and prioritizing mission essential functions

Capitalizing on positive momentum to avoid the "waiting game"

Broader Implications
Peer review accreditation process

Excellence and accountability in emergency management programs by establishing credible standards

64 standards by which programs that coordinate prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities for natural and human-caused disasters

Currently, just over forty programs nationwide are fully accredited. CCOEM is working towards EMAP accreditation.
Findings: Mission Essential Functions
Other Projects
Continue being involved in the functional needs workgroup to ensure that stakeholder input is informing the County's emergency plans

Adhere to the guidelines developed by the workgroup, as they reflect best practice

Work with emergency coordinators within the county to ensure that each jurisdiction is holding schools, medical institutions, and congregate care facilities accountable for developing independent evacuation plans
Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management
"Soul in the Bowl"
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