Have You Identified Your Mission Essential Functions? - Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST

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It is the policy of the United States to maintain a comprehensive and effective continuity capability in order to ensure the preservation of our Constitutional form of government at all times. This presentation will focus on the various continuity planning templates provided by the FEMA National Continuity Programs (NCP) Continuity of Operations Division (COOP). The templates covered include Continuity Plan Templates, the Reconstitution Template, and Devolution Template. The templates provide a framework for developing continuity plans and include instructions, guidance, and sample text. They address key elements of a viable continuity capability and can be applied to both Federal and non-federal entities.

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About the presenters

Herman Perry
Continuity Program Specialist
Continuity of Operations Division
National Continuity Programs, FEMA

Mr. Herman Perry is the senior lead Continuity Program Specialist for State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local (STTL) Branch, Continuity of Operations Division. In this position, Mr. Perry is responsible for developing and promoting STTL government jurisdictions continuity planning, guidance, and operations support in each of the 10 FEMA Regions. Mr. Perry led his team efforts in the development of Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC 1), Continuity Guidance for Non-Federal Entities (States, Territories, Tribal, and Local Government Jurisdictions and Private Sector Organizations), Continuity Guidance Circular 2 (CGC 2), Continuity Guidance for Non-Federal Entities: Mission Essential Functions Identification Process (States, Territories, Tribes, and Local Government Jurisdictions), and Continuity Guidance Workshops, Mission Essential Functions Identification Process for Non-Federal Entities (States, Territories, Tribes, and Local Government Jurisdictions). Mr. Perry holds a BS in Education and Minor in Aero Space Studies from Charleston Southern University and a MS in Public Administration from the University of Philippines.

For additional information, download Mr. Herman Perry biography (PDF 148KB, TXT 8KB) 

Jim Chandler
Business Continuity Program Manager
County of Fairfax, Virginia
Office of Emergency Management

Mr. Jim Chandler is the Business Continuity of Operations Program Manager for the County of Fairfax, Virginia. In this position, Mr. Chandler is responsible for developing and promoting business continuity planning, guidance, and operations support for each of the county’s 44 departments that provide the full complement of public-sector services to a residential and corporate population exceeding one million people. Mr. Chandler leads the county’s effort to develop and maintain a comprehensive capabilities-based framework for building resilience strategies and response capability levels to ensure county resources (personnel, facilities and technologies) are prepared to provide and sustain essential government services and business functions under adverse emergency conditions. Mr. Chandler holds an AA in Philosophy from Northern Virginia Community College BA in Government and Minor in Environmental Geology from The College of William and Mary, an MPA in State and Local Government and a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from George Mason University.

For additional information, download Mr. Jim Chandler biography (PDF 148KB, TXT 8KB) 

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This webinar will last approximately 45 minutes. After the presentation is complete, you will have an opportunity to ask questions via the chat feature in the webinar system. This webinar is free to the public and will accommodate the first 500 visitors that enter the site. In addition to airing live, the webinar will be recorded and viewable at your convenience after it completes.

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04/15/2015 - 12:11
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