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.
** Due date for 2020 COOP plan submissioon has been extended until October 1st. **
State Administrative Policy #0024 requires agencies and departments have an up-to-date COOP plan on file with BGS Security. COOP plans are living documents that are constantly being updated and revised. This is an intensive process that requires understanding and knowledge of Continuity. State Safety & Security is able to provide hte following trainings and workshops:
Continuity Awareness Training - all agency/department staff
Continuity Basics for Leadership and COOP Teams- Agency/Department Leadership and COOP Coordinators and Teams
Continuity Plan Development - workshops to help you in your plan design and management. For Senior leadership and COOP planners.
Continuity Plan Management - workshop to share best practices and lessons learned to ensure a viable, executeable COOP plan.
All COOP plans should be signed by your Secretary/Commissioner by May 1st annually and a copy mailed to State Safety & Security - 6 Baldwin St, Montpelier, VT 05633-2101.
For COOP related matters/questions, or to request Continuity Training, please contact Kristen LaJeunesse 802-828-5553. In an emergency, call the 24/7 Security Officer 802-828-0777.