Business Continuity Plan Template
|Name of Agency:
Name of Business Function:
Specific area and
function for which continuity plan is developed. (One for each critical business
of Functional Area Leader:
Person responsible for area, division or bureau.
|1. NORMAL PROCEDURES: Normal procedures for this business
|Team Leader/Supervisor: Key personnel.
|Team Members: Key personnel.
|Outline of Tasks and Responsibilities:
supporting and maintenance of this function (normal operations).
Special backups and
additional paper copies of forms and/or documents.
|2. EMERGENCY (SWAT) RESPONSE: Procedures that occur during the first
few hours of a business function interruption where the problem is identified and there is
currently a response developed.
|Emergency Response Team Leader: Key personnel.
|Emergency Response Team Members: Key personnel.
|Identify Activities that may need attention: Immediate actions that must be
taken during the IS outage to ensure an organized response.
Cause of Failure: Steps
to determine root causes of the interruption.
|3. ALTERNATE PROCEDURES: Time after the initial response
period when interim procedures are used to support the essential business functions until
restoration of normal procedures. (thinking through this process may add
to Preventive Measures.)
Process Team Leader: Key
|Alternate Process Team Members: Key personnel.
|Identify Work-around Plans
Specific plans for
operational start-up, business functions support and data recovery to effectively
"work around" while normal processes are being restored.
- Support of essential business functions:
- Data recovery & Back-log reduction:
RESTORATION PROCEDURES: Specific steps to restoring processing capability to normal
conditions. (Overlaps with Alternate Procedures)
Phase Team Leader: Key
|Restoration Phase Team Members: Key Personnel.
|Identify Steps Necessary to return to Normal
Business Function: Steps
required getting critical area restored to normal operations.