Standardized Continuity of Operations Plans
The ongoing pandemic and national security threats has brought to light the need for standardized continuity of operations plans for all member offices, both on the Hill and back in districts. It should be clear to employees how work will go forward when there is an interruption or emergency. Apart from some customization, the plans should be similar office-to-office to prevent confusion and potentially contradictory instructions, particularly at a time of high stress. Telework, emergency communications, call forwarding and other basic tools should all be covered under these new policies.