Recovery Operations

Recovery operations focus on restoring the affected disaster area to a resilient and sustainable state.   While recovery includes both short and long-term activities, the EMP will focus only on short-term recovery operations that flow from response activities.  Short-term recovery activities will set the stage for a successful long-term recovery; however, long-term recovery issues will be detailed in a separate long-term recovery plan.
Recovery operations for the University will focus on returning to normal business operations and clearing the University from physical effects of the emergency.  These operations include:

Continuity of Operations

Depending on the extent of the emergency, the Continuity of Operations Functional Annex may be activated during the recovery phase.  Continuity of operations are designed so essential business functions can continue in the aftereffects of an emergency, sometimes at an alternate location.  Operations can continue this way for a period of up to thirty days.  For the recovery phase, Continuity of Operations will focus on returning disrupted and relocated operations back to their original facility or to a new, permanent facility.

Damage Assessment

The Damage Assessment Functional Annex will initially be activated in the response phase to assess the extent of the emergency and apply appropriate response resources.  During the recovery phase, damage assessments must be continued to assess potential campus safety issues as the University is returned to normal operations.

Mental Health

The University will provide mental health services during the recovery phase to staff and students that are affected by the emergency.

Finance and Administration

The University will track costs associated with the recovery effort and work with partners to secure funding for disaster related expenses.