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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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Preparing For A Pandemic (COVID-19)

The CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. This is having massive reproductions for citizens as local and national governments are issuing strong recommendations.…

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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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Why is Business Continuity Planning Important for Credit Unions?

Let’s just start with the basics: credit union business continuity plans are important for credit unions. Talk to any disaster recovery expert and they’ll tell you as much. But if you’re not a disaster recovery expert, you may want to know why it’s important. Business continuity planning foryour credit union is important for three major…

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What is Included in Business Continuity Planning for Credit Unions?

In a perfect world, every business works as planned with no hiccups, interruptions, or setbacks. In the real world, however, not everything runs so smoothly. Robust credit union business continuity planning keeps your credit union running even while other things are going wrong. The whole philosophy behind credit unions is that they provide necessary services…

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Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

Business continuity plans aid in your credit union’s ability to recover from disaster and maintain operations for members. Clearly, it’s an important set of contingencies to keep in mind. Part of business continuity planning is having a business impact analysis (BIA). But what is a business impact analysis? And does your credit union need one?…

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