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Common Key Elements

The common key elements of a disaster recovery plan are similar to those listed previously in the disaster prevention plan. These common key elements are:

  • Clear policy statement, including recovery goals and objectives
  • Activation authority (WHO can activate the team's recovery plan)
  • Task organization (title and functions of each recovery team or team member)
  • Information distribution (specific methods for contacting recovery team members and alternates, vendors, support agencies, suppliers, and all those with whom special disaster contracts and agreements are in effect)
  • Red Tab Section, specific to disaster reactions (which disaster types will or will not be addressed in the plan)
  • Training of employees in recovery procedures
  • Ongoing review and revision of the plan

Reviewed 2011-03-09.