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Continuity Documents and Resources

View a list of authorities and references such as Federal Continuity Directives.

Executive Branch Reconstitution Concept of Operations

This Concept of Operations (CONOP) outlines the approach to reconstituting the executive branch following the occurrence of a continuity event. It defines the roles and responsibilities of the executive departments and agencies (D/As), including the key assistance roles played by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

FEMA National Continuity Programs - Guide to Continuity Program Management

The “Guide to Continuity Program Management” expands on continuity program management guidance found in the Continuity Guidance Circular and Federal Continuity Directives 1 and 2. This guide provides guidance and templates to assist continuity program managers and planners to develop a multi-year strategic plan, project plans and a multi-year test, training and exercise calendar.

Business Process Analysis and Business Impact Analysis User Guide

This document explores BPA (Business Process Analysis), a systematic process that identifies and documents the activities and tasks that are performed within an organization, and BIA (Business Impact Analysis), which provides a method of identifying and evaluating the effects of various threats and hazards and the impact they may have on the ability of an organization to perform essential functions.

Continuity Assessment Tool

The purpose of a continuity plan and program is to ensure that an organization can perform its essential functions and provide critical services no matter the threat or hazard faced.

Continuity Risk Toolkit

The Continuity Risk Toolkit provides general information on risk and techniques that may be used to perform risk analysis. It serves as a continuity resource for stakeholders by providing reference material, information, and guidance intended to further develop and refine risk identification and determine the potential for all-hazard risks to affect the performance of essential functions and essential supporting activities (ESAs). It supports Federal Continuity Directives (FCDs) 1 and 2, which implement the requirements Presidential Policy Directive 40 (PPD-40), National Continuity Policy, and provide guidance to executive branch departments and agencies (D/As) on validation of Mission Essential Functions (MEFs) and Primary Mission Essential Functions (PMEFs). A risk-based approach to business analysis informs decisions that sustain MEFs and PMEFs during all phases of a catastrophic emergency.

Last updated March 24, 2021