Unit COOP Planning Tool

To achieve Business Unit Readiness, Business Unit/Department Leaders are prompted, through Talent Management, to complete the Sam Houston State University on-line Unit Continuity of Operations Plan Development Guide tutorial and the actual Unit COOP Development Guide Template.

Completing the tutorial and the guide template will help your department prepare for adverse events/disasters. Disaster-events can be wide in scope (earthquake, wildfire, pandemic, terrorism) or more localized (fire in your building, or even the failure of your hard drive!).

The step-by-step process will result in a Unit plan that identifies:

CRITICAL FUNCTIONS performed by your department, and the factors needed for their continuance.
that will help during and after the disaster-event.
that can be done, starting now, to lessen the impact of these disaster-events and make us ready to cope.
Department is loosely defined as any sub-unit of the campus. It might be an entire school, college or division, or a small specialized unit. The tool is appropriate for all types of departments - instructional, research, as well as administrative and other support units.

The SHSU – Unit COOP Planning Tool is easy-to-use and requires no advance training (Get Started by clicking the links below). Please note that Unit Leaders required to complete a plan will receive notification through Talent Management. Any SHSU unit my submit a plan to ses058@shsu.edu for review. Once submitted, the originator will be automatically designated as that plan's gatekeeper and be required to maintain the plan upon notification through Talent Management. Plans are considered CONFIDENTIAL and limited access/distribution is required. Please note Unit plans will be maintained according to the most recent Texas State Records Retention Schedule for State Agencies.