UHV Emergency Planning Structure
The University of Houston’s Emergency Management Policy (MAPP 06.01.01) is the model plan for the UHV Emergency Planning Structure.
The Emergency Planning Structure is comprised of the following three primary groups:
Executive Operations Team (EOT):
The Executive Operations Team (EOT) has the following roles in regard to emergency planning: policy approval, procedure analysis, compliance related matters, making recommendation to the University President regarding campus closure/cancellation of classes, as well as making recommendations to the University President regarding campus response/recovery efforts in the event of a campus-wide emergency. The Executive Operations Team (EOT) is responsible for the final approval of any major planning developments or changes created by the Emergency Planning Committee. The EOT is comprised of President Executive Committee.
Emergency Planning Committee:
The purpose of the Emergency Planning Committee is to improve campus-wide emergency planning through campus-wide collaboration, coordination and the development of specific emergency procedures and processes. The Emergency Planning Committee is responsible for identifying areas within the university’s emergency operations that need improvement and lack coordination. In addition, the committee collaborates and participates in campus-wide emergency response and recovery planning in order to facilitate effective emergency operations. The committee includes representatives from various departments and divisions who are responsible for providing support and giving direction within their area of expertise, as well as, have a key role in emergency planning.
Emergency Planning Committee Subgroups and Workgroups:
The Emergency Planning Committee subgroups are developed to improve specific aspects of campus-wide emergency operations. If required, these subgroups will be potentially made up of Committee members as well as outside members who play a specific role and provide technical expertise to assist in the planning and collaboration of the subgroup. These subgroups are responsible for developing the specific processes and procedures to improve emergency operations. Each subgroup will have a Chair or Project Manager who is responsible for reporting developments and plans to the overall Emergency Planning Committee.