2017 Emergency Preparedness at Valley City State University

Agency: Valley City State University Report Date: October 10, 2017
Type: Performance LAFRC Date:  
Issued By: State Auditor Period: October 10, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Summary:

Emergency operations and continuity of operations plans are essential elements of an institution’s security policy. The purpose of our audit was to determine the nature and extent of Valley City State University policies and procedures regarding emergency preparedness.

 

We determined VCSU has developed an emergency operations plan; however several opportunities for improvement were identified regarding the development and implementation of the plan. We also identified VCSU has developed and implemented a continuity of operations plan.

 

Findings:

  • Valley City State University lacks a formalized emergency operations risk assessment process.
  • Valley City State University lacks documented goals and objectives regarding emergency operations.
  • Valley City State University lacks formal emergency training and plan exercise requirements for the emergency operations plan.
  • Valley City State University lacks a process for periodically reviewing and revising its Emergency Operations Plan.

 

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