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IS-526: Mission Essential Functions (MEF) Workshop

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Course Overview

The MEF Workshop is to assist Federal, State, Territorial, Local and Tribal levels of government continuity personnel develop Essential Functions to support continuity of essential operations during and following a significant disruption to normal operations and reconstitution.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the MEF workshop, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Begin the process to identify essential functions Recognize and incorporate the all key elements of a viable continuity capability into an outline for their continuity plan.
  • Identify mission essential functions, identify essential supporting activities Recognize factors that affect plan maintenance and distribution strategies based upon factors identified through best practices, requirements and guidance.
  • Conduct a business process analysis
  • Conduct a business impact analysis
  • Develop a mitigation strategy to reduce risk

Primary Audience

Federal, State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal government employees responsible for managing a Continuity of Operations Program. There is no stipend for non-federal attendees.





Course Length:

6 hours
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