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Operations Manual The University of Iowa

PART V. ADMINISTRATIVE, FINANCIAL, AND FACILITIES POLICIES

CHAPTER 16: CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PLAN

(1/01; amended 6/02; 10/05; 1/09; 6/11)

Faculty, staff, and students report emergencies by dialing 911.

16.1 Scope and Authority
16.2 Purpose
16.3 Definitions
16.4 Authority to Declare a Campus State of Emergency
16.5 Procedure
16.6 Critical Incident Management Team
16.7 Incident Command Center (ICC)
16.8 Emergency Notification
16.9 Evacuation and Relocation
16.10 Damage Assessment and Recovery
16.11 Dealing with a Disrupted Work or Academic Environment
16.12 Review of the Critical Incident Management Plan
16.13 Additional Resources

16.1 SCOPE AND AUTHORITY.
This manual establishes the Critical Incident Management and Continuity of Operations Plans (see V-16.13 Additional Resources below) for The University of Iowa and assigns responsibilities for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the plan.

The Critical Incident Management Plan applies to all units of The University of Iowa and, as applicable, to The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. This plan is the basic framework for critical incident preparedness. It is not intended to cover every unit's individual needs. Therefore, we encourage any unit to supplement this plan to suit its own needs while remaining in compliance with this plan.

All requests for procedural changes, suggestions, or recommendations should be submitted in writing to the Assistant Vice President and Director of Public Safety; the Vice President for Student Life; or the President.
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16.2 PURPOSE.

16.3 DEFINITIONS.

16.4 AUTHORITY TO DECLARE A CAMPUS STATE OF EMERGENCY.
This Critical Incident Management Plan is designed to provide direction for The University of Iowa during an emergency situation. The plan provides basic procedural guidelines necessary to cope with most emergencies. Emergency response operations will be conducted within the framework of these guidelines.

With any crisis situation it is understood that a state of emergency may need to be declared. The authority to declare a campus state of emergency rests with the University President or designee.

If a state of emergency is declared, it may become necessary to restrict access to specific areas on campus to authorized individuals. Only those authorized individuals who have been assigned emergency or resource duties will be allowed to enter the area or building affected by the incident.
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16.5 PROCEDURE.

16.6 CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM.

16.7 INCIDENT COMMAND CENTER (ICC).

16.8 EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION.

16.9 EVACUATION AND RELOCATION.

16.10 DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND RECOVERY.

16.11 DEALING WITH A DISRUPTED WORK OR ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT.
The University seeks to provide a work environment that supports people and the business of the University.

16.12 REVIEW OF THE CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT PLAN.

16.13 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.