The OGO Blog

Disaster Recovery Test vs. Disaster Recovery Exercise

If you are the type of person who believes things like your building burning down or planes falling out of the sky never happen – then don’t bother reading this post. If however, you see it is a key part of your job to plan for the worst – even though it probably won’t happen – read on.

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Pandemic Scenario: Mass Transit Becomes Unavailable

If mass transit becomes unavailable during a pandemic, your credit union needs to have a game plan for this scenario. Determine how you will operate if absenteeism spikes from increases in sick employees and those who can no longer get to work due to mass transit becoming unavailable. It is also likely that as fear…

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Pandemic Scenario: Local schools and day cares close

If local schools and day cares close during a pandemic, your credit union needs to have a game plan for this scenario. In some communities, early childhood programs and K-12 schools may be dismissed, particularly if COVID-19 worsens. Determine how you will operate if absenteeism spikes from increases in sick employees, those who stay home…

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Pandemic Scenario: There is a confirmed case in your building

If there is a confirmed case in your building during a pandemic, your credit union needs to have a game plan. If there is confirmed case of COVID-19 in your office building, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with…

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Pandemic Scenario: There are confirmed cases in your membership segment

If there are confirmed cases in your credit union’s membership segment during a pandemic, your credit union needs to have a game plan. If a member is confirmed to have COVID-19, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities…

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Pandemic Scenario: A Staff Member is Confirmed Infected

If a credit union employee is confirmed infected during a pandemic, your credit union needs to have a game plan. If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employees…

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Pandemic Scenario: a staff member suspects they are infected

At the beginning of this pandemic, you most likely issued a memo to your employees. Your sample communication may have looked like the below. We have bolded the most important part regarding employees who fall ill.   SAMPLE COMMUNICATIONMEMO TO EMPLOYEES Memo: Coronavirus and Flu Prevention To: All Employees From: Your Credit Union The world…

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Remote Access VPN Best Practices

Allowing your employees to work from home has never been more important. With the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, one of the key strategies for US Based business and credit unions is to allow employees to work remotely. But, what if you have never been in favor of this policy…

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5 Ways to Test IT Disaster Recovery Plans

While writing a Disaster Recovery Plan is important, testing and exercising your plan is actually far more important. In our experience, there are really only two things that you are trying to accomplish with Disaster Recovery Testing. First, building the muscle memory. This is for the management team to remember they have a plan and…

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Is pandemic planning a pain or a blessing in disguise?

There is a plethora of information in the news about the Cornavirus (COVID-19). You cannot turn on the news or open a website without hearing about it, and rightly so. The COVID-19 outbreak is a serious situation with serious repercussions. The virus has taken the lives of over 2,000 people around the globe. So where…

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