Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategies are specific plans to address a specific Business Functional Area’s (BFA) operation during an event causing either BFA failure or relocation requirement. These plans detail: what the BFA is, a description of what the work is, how it is done, who needs to do it; the deliverables; authority and reporting structure; contacts; resources required; dependencies,;vital records; suppliers & vendors; fan out; back up storage; work flow paths; process maps; agreements; and an action plan based upon a step-by-step basic set up and operation of the BFA.

Recovery Strategies are written based upon the Recovery Time Objective (RTO of the BFA which established when the community identifies and ranks its Mission Critical Activities (MCAs). The subject matter experts (SMEs) for that BFA in collaboration with the EM/BCM Manager determine the Maximum Tolerable Outage (MTO) and the RTO for each MCA. The structure and timing of the RTOs is  a community decision based on the SMEs recommendations

Suggested Objectives

Hour 1 after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up and running within 1 hour post interruption.

 Hour 1 – 12 after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up  and running within 1 – 12 hours post interruption.

Hour 12 – 24 after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up and running within 12 – 24 hours post interruption.

  Hour 24 -48 after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up and running within 24 – 48 hours post interruption.

Hour 48 – 72 after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up and running within 48 – 72 hours post interruption.

  Day 3 – Day 7 after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up and running within 3 – 7 days post interruption.

 2 Weeks after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up and running within 2 weeks post interruption.

  3 Weeks after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up and running within 3 weeks post interruption.

1 Month after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up and running within 1 Month post interruption.

 2 Months after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or  RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up and running within 2 months post interruption.

  > 2 Months after Notification

Mission Critical Activities that have been identified with an MTO, RTO or RPO of this time period. This classification indicates that this activity must be up and running after 2 months post interruption.