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FEMA EMI Continuity of Operations Planning Course
September 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm HST
Following up the HPFEB Emergency Preparedness Working Group hurricane discussion/table-top exercise, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is excited to announce a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning course available to our partner Federal agencies in the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board. All executive departments and agencies are required to develop continuity plans; this course is designed to help your planners meet this requirement. Please see the attached training announcement with the link to the FEMA General Admissions Application.
To register, please return the completed and signed FEMA General Admissions Application to Torrey Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org. And please feel free to share this email with any of our federal partners who you think might be interested!
Registration paperwork HERE: https://honolulu-pacific.feb.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/L0550-2019Training-Opportunity-Region9_4.5.SEP2019.pdf
WHAT Continuity of Operations Planning Course: This course is based on the guidance to the Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies for developing COOP Plans and Programs. COOP Plans facilitate the performance of essential functions during any situation which may disrupt normal operations. This course provides the skills and knowledge to improve the overall quality and workability of COOP Plans for Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies.
WHEN September 4-5, 2019
WHERE 500 Ala Moana Blvd. Tower 5, Suite 200 Honolulu, HI 96813
PARKING $5 (with validation from training site) at Restaurant Row
OTHER INFORMATION Per Federal requirements outlined in Presidential Policy Directive-40, it is critical for organizations to plan and conduct and participate in annual training to evaluate program readiness and ensure adequacy and viability of continuity plans and communications and IT systems.
An organization’s training program must include and document:
1. Annual continuity awareness briefings for the entire workforce to include new personnel as they onboard.
2. Annual training on roles and responsibilities for all continuity personnel, including host or contractor personnel, who are assigned to activate, support, and sustain continuity operations. Training must include:
a. Organization continuity plans that involve using or relocating to alternate locations or other work arrangements, such as telework;
b. Reconstitution plans and procedures to resume normal operations at a primary operating facility or a replacement primary operating facility;
c. Communications and IT system planning necessary to support or sustain continuity operations; and,
d. How to identify, protect, and make available electronic and hardcopy essential records, documents, references, records, information systems, and data management software and equipment (including classified and other sensitive data) needed to support or sustain continuity operations.
3. Annual training for the organization’s leadership on its essential functions, succession, continuity communications, and deployment requirements.
4. Annual training for all organization and sub-component personnel designated within the orders of succession for the Organization Head or other key positions who assume the authority and responsibility of the organization’s leadership if that leadership is incapacitated or becomes otherwise unavailable during a continuity activation.
5. Annual training for those officials listed within the delegations of authority on all pre-delegated authorities, including limitations, conditions, and restrictions that have been delegated.