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Emergency Preparedness: Like Planning for a Vacation

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The State Office of Risk Management provides Continuity of Operations (COOP) guidelines (in accordance with FEMA standards) for Texas state agencies, and also suggests that families develop an emergency preparedness plan for the home. A well-developed emergency plan can relieve

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COOP Training and Additional Resources

The Texas Office of Homeland Security recommends that each state agency’s Continuity Coordinator be trained in continuity planning and certified by a recognized organization such as FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute or Disaster Recovery Institute International. FEMA Continuity Practitioner Level I

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FEMA Plans, Exercises, and Evaluation Templates

FEMA Plans Templates The Texas Office of Homeland Security recommends the use of FEMA planning templates in development of agency and local government jurisdiction continuity plans. Continuity Plan Template for Federal and Non-Federal Entities (WORD, 71KB) Continuity Plan Template and Instructions

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Texas COOP

Texas Continuity of Operations Texas Continuity Policy. Download Texas State Agency Continuity Planning Policy Guidance Letter (PDF) Texas Essential Functions. The Texas Essential Functions represent the overarching responsibilities of State Government to lead and sustain the State. They are the

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Continuity of Operations law protects sensitive data for the State

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A proper and functional Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) contains sensitive data that may expose the vulnerabilities, sensitivities, strategies, personnel, and resources needed to continue the essential functions that protect life, property, vital information, and continuity of government operations. The

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Continuity coordinators and planners recognized by governor’s advisor for homeland security

On March 5, 2015, Colonel Steve McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor of Texas, presented certificates of appreciation to continuity coordinators and planners from Texas state agencies and Austin Energy

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Continuity of Operations Planning

The State of Texas must be prepared to ensure the continuing performance of critical government functions under all conditions, including emergencies that disrupt normal operations. This capability depends on effective continuity planning that identifies critical functions; identifies the personnel, facilities,

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Business continuity workshop for universities

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The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) will host a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Workshop for Texas Institutions of Higher Education on May 21, 2014. This Workshop is designed to address planning and training needs, as well as other areas

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SORM COOP workshop presentations

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Below you’ll find the PowerPoint presentations from the conference’s speakers.  Video from each session will soon be uploaded here as well. Will O’Neill, TX School Safety Center Devolution & Reconstitution (VIDEO) Michelle Tooley, SORM Statewide Property Insurance Program Overview (VIDEO) Kevin Clement,

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Agenda set for upcoming COOP workshop

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To sign-up for the event, login via RMIS. If you have trouble, e-mail SORM Training Coordinator Michelle Hammett. For help organizing your Business Continuity Plan download the Milestone List spreadsheet here.

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