Levels of University Status
Imminent or Crisis Response (Level I) >>
Transition point: reaching a crisis (see previous definition) or worse.
A level I alert will be established in response to:
- An incident meeting
or exceeding the criteria for a crisis either by the level of
damage resulting or through its conceptual importance to the fulfillment
of goals, the protection of vital interests, or the adherence to values
- The duration,
disruption, or fiscal impact meets the criteria for a disaster or catastrophe,
- The likelihood
that such an incident is imminent.
The university Command
Center will be staffed. The Alternate Command Center
may be set up and support personnel will staff it so that a seamless
transition can be made as necessary. Preparations to transition to the
Alternate Command Center will always be put in place for a level I alert
(see Appendix 1 to Annex
C). The university may need to make modifications to academic and
business operations and schedules to manage an incident at this level
in a manner that ensures, as much as possible, the protection of life
and property. While such modifications are not a foregone conclusion,
a conscious decision will be appropriate. Circumstances may require immediate
extension of the workday for Designated Personnel; deferment
of days off, holidays, scheduled training, and vacations; and requesting
assistance from outside organizations.
Appropriate additional notifications may include: The Mayor, the City
Council, White House Secret Service Office, The GW Hospital Secret Service
representative, State Department Security, local and federal government
emergency management personnel, federal law enforcement officials at other
levels, and the Consortium of Universities.
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