DRAFT Princeton University COOP
DRAFT Princeton University Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
Instructions: To be better prepared, all departments and units are asked to complete a Continuity of Operations Plan to describe how your department will operate during a long-term emergency, such as an influenza pandemic, and afterward recover to be fully operational. This is your Plan; feel free to augment this template to meet your needs. Use additional sheets if necessary. The process of planning for an emergency is most valuable to your department. Be collaborative when drafting this, and seek comments from your staff and leadership. EHS is available to assist you in the process, upon request.
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A:Objectives and Planning Assumptions
Princeton University has established four priorities for managing emergency situations:
Priority 1: Protect the lives of those who learn, work, visit and live at Princeton University
Priority 2: Protect and preserve University property and the environmental. Maintain integrity of facilities.
Priority 3: Restore University operations, activities and services.
Priority 4: Provide assistance to the local community and external agencies.
Several departments provide services essential to achieving these objectives.
Planning Assumptions. Although we cannot predict how a long-term emergency may affect the University, when developing your plan, the following assumptions may be useful:
Classes and public events are suspended for 7-10 weeks.
Employee absenteeism for your department will be high, up to 50% for some portion of the emergency timeline.
For planning purposes, assume that absent employees include department heads, supervisors and essential personnel with primary responsibility for essential functions.
Fifty percent of your supplies will not be available during the 7-10 week period.
Assume that the incident will occur during the fall or spring semester.
All students who are able to go home will be off campus. Approximately 1800 students and their dependents remain.
Loss of building or part of building due to fire, flood, etc.
Extended loss of power and/or computing support from OIT