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EMG-2.01 - City Business Continuity and Emergency Response - City Employees


Binding City Policy



WHEREAS, the City provides services essential to the health and well-being of citizens, and

WHEREAS, the City must continue to provide services, protect public resources, and work to restore normal business functions following a disaster or other disruptive event, and

WHEREAS, the City has developed operational plans and guidance to respond to emergencies and continue essential functions following a disaster,

WHEREAS, the City’s plans recognize employees as its most critical resource in any emergency, and

WHEREAS, all employees must be aware of their roles in an emergency, in order to prepare and respond appropriately, and

WHEREAS, the City is also concerned about the welfare of employees following an emergency, and

WHEREAS, regularly updated personal contact information is essential to contacting employees and communicating with them in emergency and non-emergency situations,


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council for the City of Portland, Oregon directs all bureaus and offices of the City to identify employees with essential roles in City business continuity and emergency response and to inform all employees in writing of their roles, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all bureaus and offices shall, at least annually, request personal contact information from all their employees, including personal telephone numbers, emails, and devices capable of receiving text messages, and safeguard this information so that it is accessible to each bureau in an emergency, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council directs the Office of Management and Finance to ensure that its citywide data system is configured to support the collection and reporting of employee contact information for businesses continuity and emergency response, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, this resolution is binding City policy.


Resolution No. 37066, adopted by City Council April 16, 2014.