ARS Emergency Readiness
Essential Management Core Functions for Business Continuity in Emergency Situations
Essential functions were determined as thoseadministrative and program management functions that must be performed in the event of business disruptions. The list below reflects each of the essential functions, how they will be provided, and the point of contact information.
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Continuity of Benefits
The full scope of functions will continue as long as practical. However, in the event of critical staff shortages only the following core functions will continue to be performed:
Claims for Death Benefits and processing Life and Health Insurance Election forms.
Servicing HR specialist (Retire and Benefits) – see contact list at http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/hrd/operations/rsb.htm
PDRAMs: Program Direction and Resource Allocation Memos
Crop Production & Protection PA
Natural Resources & Sustainable Agricultural Systems PA
Nutrition, Food Safety & Quality PA