COOP Continuity Facilities
The Emergency Management Branch can help GSA customers locate and develop Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) alternate facilities.
Federal agencies are required to:
- Designate alternate operating facilities as part of their COOP.
- Prepare their personnel for the possibility of relocation of essential functions, and/or contingency staffs, should an emergency necessitate that action.
Below is a list of options federal agencies can choose from when considering alternate site locations.
- Regional or field offices.
- Telecommuting locations.
- Shared facilities, as outlined in Federal Continuity Directive (FCD) 1.
- Co-locate with another agency. Establish an Memorandum of Understanding to utilize another agency's available space.
- An agency can request GSA to assign federally owned or leased space.
- Agencies with the authority may procure their own space or use other agencies' space procurement services.
When an agency has identified an alternate site location, the agency must report that location to GSA. Use GSA's Recommended Methodology for Securing Alternate Facilities and Worksheet. Regional offices should submit it through their agency's headquarters office.
Mail this information to:
General Services Administration
Office of Emergency Management
Office of the Administrator (A)
1800 F Street, NW, Room B-035
Washington, DC 20405-0001