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Treasury Directive 23-01

DATE: January 27, 2012
 
SUBJECT: Responsibilities With Respect to Emergency Programs
 

1. PURPOSE.  This Directive outlines the responsibilities of the Office of Emergency Programs (OEP) and discusses the roles of the Bureaus and Departmental Offices for emergency management and continuity coordination.
 
2. SCOPE.  This Directive applies to all bureaus, offices, and organizations in the Department of the Treasury, including the offices of Inspectors General within the Department.  The provisions of this Directive shall not be construed to interfere with or impede the authorities or independence of the Department's Inspectors General.
 
3. POLICY.  It is the policy of the Department to build and maintain effective capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural or man-made disasters that impact Treasury personnel, facilities, and interests and to ensure the performance of the Department's primary missions at all times.  The Department is committed to working within the Homeland Security Council framework to develop Federal policies, plans, and standards for emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
 
4. DEFINITIONS.
 
 a. Emergency Management is the coordination and integration of activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, or mitigate potential or realized risks from all-hazards emergency events.
 
 b. Continuity is the capability to sustain the performance of critical prioritized functions and services before, during, and after an all-hazards emergency event or other disruption.
 
 c. The Treasury Emergency Coordinator is the senior policy official responsible for developing and maintaining a multi-year, national security emergency management plan for the Department to include objectives, programs, and budgetary requirements.
 
5. RESPONSIBILITIES.
 
 a. The Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer (ASM/CFO) is responsible for overseeing Department-wide management programs, including emergency preparedness, and serves as the Treasury Emergency Coordinator.  The ASM/CFO delegates the authority to coordinate and facilitate the Department's emergency programs to the Director, Office of Emergency Programs.
 
 b. The Director, Office of Emergency Programs shall:
 
  1) administer the Department's emergency programs, to include the following activities:
 
   a) establish and maintain Treasury mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery policies, plans, and procedures;
 
   b) monitor and assess Department-wide emergency preparedness and compliance with relevant Federal and Treasury policy;
  
   c) test and exercise Treasury capabilities; and
 
   d) develop and deliver training and other technical assistance to Treasury Bureaus, offices, and personnel;
 
  2) maintain the Treasury Operations Center to provide 24/7 situational awareness and decision support services and ensure timely and effective notification of, response to, and recovery from emergency events;
 
  3) coordinate Department emergency management in support of the Treasury Emergency Coordinator through administration of and participation in the Emergency Management Team;
 
  4) develop standards, policy, and plans for Treasury incident management of emergency and planned events presenting direct or indirect impacts to Treasury personnel, operations, facilities, and essential functions;
 
  5) develop and maintain emergency communications capabilities as required to sustain essential operations of the Department of the Treasury during any emergency event;
 
  6) administer emergency programs for Departmental Offices (DO), to include the following activities:
 
   a) establish and maintain mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery policies, plans, and procedures for Departmental Offices;
 
   b) monitor and assess DO's emergency preparedness and compliance with relevant Federal and Treasury policy;
 
   c) build and sustain effective shelter-in-place and evacuation capabilities within DO;
   d) test and exercise DO capabilities; and
  
   e) develop and deliver training and other technical assistance to DO offices and personnel;
 
  7) ensure effective Treasury engagement in the development of national and Federal homeland security, emergency management, and continuity policies, plans, standards, and initiatives; and
 
  8) support the Treasury implementation of Federal homeland security, emergency management, and continuity policies and initiatives.
 
 b. The Bureaus shall:
 
  1) provide representation to coordinate emergency management and continuity for the Bureau and serve on the Treasury Department Bureau Emergency Coordinator Council and as the day-to-day liaison with OEP;
 
  2) ensure participation in Department-wide preparedness exercises and events; and
 
  3) ensure effective execution of organizational, Department-wide, and national-level (as applicable) plans and procedures for emergency preparedness and for operations during emergencies and planned events presenting direct or indirect impacts to Treasury personnel, operations, facilities, and essential functions.
 
 c. Treasury Departmental Offices shall:
 
  1) provide representation to serve as the organizational liaison with OEP and to coordinate emergency management and continuity for the office.
 
6. AUTHORITIES.
 
 a. Treasury Directive 27-01, "Organization and Functions of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer," dated September 19, 2008.
 
 b. National Security Presidential Directive (NSPD)-51/ Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-20, National Continuity Policy.
 
7. REFERENCES.
 
 a. 47 CFR Part 202, National Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning and Execution.
 
 b. Presidential Policy Directive 8, National Preparedness.
 
 c. Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs):
 
   1) HSPD–1, Organization and Operation of the Homeland Security Council.
 
   2) HSPD–3, Homeland Security Advisory System.
 
   3) HSPD–5, Management of Domestic Incidents.
 
   4) HSPD–7, Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection.
 
   5) HSPD–12, Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors.
 
  6) HSPD–15, U.S. Strategy and Policy in the War on Terror.
 
  7) HSPD–18, Medical Countermeasures against Weapons of Mass Destruction.
 
  8) HSPD-24, Biometrics for Identification and Screening to Enhance National Security.
 
d. Federal Continuity Directives (FCDs):
   1) FCD-1.
   2) FCD-2.
 
8.  OFFICE OF PRIMARY INTEREST.  The Office of Emergency Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer.
 

/S/
Daniel Tangherlini
Assistant Secretary for Management
and Chief Financial Officer
 
 
Last Updated: 2/1/2012 9:44 AM

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