Continuity of Operations Planning

To ensure the fundamental mission of the University is protected at all times, USF Emergency Management supports Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning .

What is COOP?

COOP planning is designed to identify essential functions and plan for the continuation of these functions during a disaster or emergency. A Continuity of Operations Plan establishes priorities and procedures to ensure delivery of essential operations of the University and provide for alternate methods and locations of operations for an extended event. COOP planning is required by Florida Statutes Section 252.365.

How do I compile a Continuity of Operations Plan for my department?

Please contact USF Emergency Management at or (813) 974-0870 and we will provide the training and materials to help you plan.

Manage My COOP Plan

Where can I learn more?

If you would like to further your understanding of the COOP planning process, FEMA offers several free online training courses.

IS-546.A: Continuity of Operations Awareness Course
IS-547.A: Introduction to Continuity of Operations