Special Services during Covid-19

Operational Response and Resource Planning - The OgdenPost Consulting Group is here to serve

 

 

Recently FEMA issued a COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Best Practices report with implications for all enterprises.  It suggests some governmental measures and approaches as well as some references to implications for the general and casual workforce. In it the report stated that --- Continuity of operations (COOP) during a pandemic requires using existing continuity plans and strategies in more adaptive ways to address unique operational requirements, to include employee health, social distancing, and widespread absenteeism. It went further and cited as Key Considerations

  • COOP planning during a pandemic must consider how to maintain operations while accounting for employee health and limited resources.

  • Identifying and protecting critical infrastructure and essential services is key to keeping communities functioning.

  • Working in virtual environments requires consideration of cybersecurity measures and provides opportunities for community engagement.

Click here for the full report - fema_covid_bp_continuity-operations-1.pdf

However, specific thought needs to be given to the colliding priorities that non-profits and charities are already confronting.  While these employers (along with their corporate counterparts) are expected to consider the needs of their staff – which may include flex-time, working from home etc – they are also confronting the likelihood of increased needs from the populations they serve. 

  • When low-income workers have their working hours reduced, their needs for basic services increases.

  • When schools are closed, some parents of children will be forced to stay home from work or leave their children without supervision. 

  • For many, access to any form of mental and or medical health care comes from non-profit and/or charitable organizations.    

Many non-profits and charities will have Disaster Recovery Plans in place; very few are likely to have Coronavirus Plans.  

  • Weathering this crisis requires real-time, dynamic decision-making

  • Weighing the pros and cons of responding to changing lock-down requirements with implications for programming, events, and accommodating human resource requirements needs to be accomplished quickly and the changes implemented with efficiency.  

  • Assessing the overall business implications and continuing viability must be to be a regularly scheduled activity. 

OgdenPost, with its many years of expertise in business and operational management and a focus on strategic decision-making, is here to serve.  Wanting to support our non-profit community as much as possible we are making a portion of our services pro bono.  This offer will be limited to a small number of clients based on our own internal capacities. 

 

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we might help your organization stay ahead and steer a course forward. 

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