Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans are vital to the operation of state government; ensuring State Agencies and Department's primary essential functions continue to be performed during a wide range of emergencies, including localized acts of nature, accidents and technological or attack-related emergencies. Failure to have an updated COOP plans could jeopardize future federal funding in some instances.
State Administrative Policy #0024 requires agencies and departments have an up-to-date COOP plan on file with BGS Security. We are currently in the middle of a statewide COOP update, allowing for one section update each month until April 2017. This is an intensive process that requires a basic understanding and knowledge of Continuity.
All COOP plans should be finalized in April 2017. Complete COOP plans should be signed by your Secretary/Commissioner by May 1st and mailed to the Security Office- 6 Baldwin St, Montpelier, VT 05633
Continuity of Operations Links
- State of Vermont Continuity of Operations
- Pandemic Illness Preparedness Response Plan
- FEMA: Continuity of Operations Programs
- FEMA: Emergency Management Independent Study Program