Appendix C9: Human Resources Risk Analysis Profile


Major functions of the Human Resources Department can be summarized as:

  1. Payroll
  2. Benefits
  3. Employment
  4. Employee Relations
  5. Compensation
  6. Training Coordination
  7. Affirmative Action
  • Of the above tasks, those considered critical during an emergency interruption include Payroll and Benefits.  Employee Relations may be important depending on the nature of the emergency event.
  • Immediately following the business interruption, the following personnel would have to be on site or at an alternate location:
    • Director, Human Resources/Affirmative Action
    • Payroll/Benefits Manager
    • Human Resources Assistant
    • HRMS Administrator
    • Payroll Assistant
  • Employment and Affirmative Action could be interrupted for up to one week.
  • Compensation and Training Coordination could be phased in during days 8 - 30 and are considered non-critical during a 30-day interruption.
  • Emergency Equipment Needs
    • Immediately following the business interruption, within one business day, the following equipment and supplies would be needed:
      • Two (2) PCs with network and internet access
      • Standard Office Supplies
      • A minimal work area for 5 people
      • At least one cell phone to call Houston Payroll Office
      • Note: if necessary, may need to drive to Houston Payroll Office to process payroll.
  • In general, the impact of the business interruption in this department could have a critical effect on payroll activities.  Other departmental tasks are not as time critical and it is reasonable to assume that there will be some flexibility in meeting functions normally handled by Human Resources.