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Disaster Preparedness Response Examination Procedures

06-CU-12 / July 2006
Disaster Preparedness Response Examination Procedures
Federally Insured Credit Unions
Business Continuity
Federally Insured Credit Unions
Disaster Preparedness Response Examination Procedures

Dear Board of Directors:

The purpose of this Letter is to provide all Federally Insured Credit Unions with a copy of the new examination questionnaire developed to give examiners a standard framework for reviewing your Disaster Preparedness & Response (DPR) efforts. The questionnaire incorporates “lessons learned” from last year’s hurricane season as well as other relevant guidance.

When using the questionnaire, examiners will consider each of the following elements to determine your efforts to PREPARE:

  • Planning – Ensuring Financial Services to Members
  • Resources – Allocating Sufficient Equipment, Supplies, and Facilities
  • Evaluation – Testing of Contingencies for All Critical Systems
  • People – Maintaining Readiness of Staff and Officials
  • Alliances - Establishing Relationships with Other Organizations
  • Review – Updating Internal Plans for Effectiveness
  • Experience – Incorporating Lessons Learned

You may also find the questionnaire beneficial in performing a self-evaluation of your DPR efforts. The questionnaire is enclosed in Adobe format which includes the comments for each question at the end of the document.

If you have any questions regarding the enclosed questionnaire, please contact your district examiner, regional office, or state supervisory authority.



JoAnn M. Johnson



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