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Appendix A

Survey Results – Continuity of Operations in Field Offices

Total Number of Field Office Respondents: 47 (92% response rate)

Question One – How important is field office COOP planning?

Very important
68%
Important
27%
Somewhat important
5%
Not important at all
0%

Question Two – Has your field office experienced a COOP event subsequent to September 11, 2001?

Yes
23%
No
77%

Question Two (a) – If yes, what type of event? Choose only one per COOP event.

Weather (e.g., hurricane)    8 Geological (e.g., earthquake)    1 Other (e.g., terrorism)    5

Question Three – Has your office developed a COOP plan other than what is posted on inSite as of October 15, 2007?

Yes
19%
No
81%

Question Three (a) – If yes, how often do you update the COOP plan?

More than one time per year    1 One time per year    6 Less than one time per year   5

Question Four – Have you informed your staff (all office employees) of the existence of the COOP plan?

Yes
76%
No
24%

Question Five – Has the COOP plan been tested?

Yes
29%
No
71%

Question Six – Which other groups/organizations does your office work with directly to develop and/or test the COOP plan and activities? (Select all that are applicable)

Federal Executive Board
49%
State/local government
17%
Other Federal agencies (not EEOC)
32%
Other (please describe)1
2%

Question Seven – What type of COOP-related training have you received?

COOP awareness
42%
Emergency management training
18%
Pandemic influenza
19%
None
23%
Other (please describe)2
2%

Question Eight – What type of COOP training have other staff received? (Select the most applicable choice)

COOP awareness
44%
Emergency management training
16%
Pandemic influenza
8%
None
24%
Other (please describe)3
8%

Question Nine – Are there particular COOP planning activities in your office that you believe noteworthy?

Yes
23%
No
77%

Question Ten – Do you have any other comments or recommendations regarding field office matters?

Yes
25%
No
75%

Footnotes

1 Other as described: The other subordinate offices within the district

2 Other as described: Several sister agencies, including the FBI, Customs Service, Coast Guard, GSA, and DOJ Probation Office have shared their plans with other FEC member agencies to sensitize and encourage emulation.

3Other as described: (1) Discussed the COOP with staff and referred them to inSite, (2) material collected at the COOP training sponsored by GSA and FEMA made available to the office staff, (3) COOP Manager Training Course, and (4) Planning for and Responding to a Terrorism/WMD Incident