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 Safety & 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.
BGS Safety & Security is able to provide the 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, executable COOP plan.
Please use this form to request a training for your agency or department.
All COOP plans should be signed by your Secretary/Commissioner by Oct 1st annually and a copy of the signed cover page sent to BGS Safety & Security - 133 State Street, Suite 505, Montpelier, VT 05633-2101.
For COOP related matters/questions, please contact William McSalis 802-505-0205.
In an emergency, call the 24/7 Security Officer 802-828-0777.