MADISON, Wis. (5/1/09)--With the cases of swine flu increasing and hurricane season beginning in less than a month, News Now
has compiled an updated list of links for credit unions to access information related to disaster recovery and planning and pandemic planning. Overall disaster preparedness:
* CUNA's Disaster Preparedness: Pandemic Information
. Includes websites for governmental information, information for individuals and families, prevention posters, business guides, financial services industry advice, pandemic resources and pandemic flu fact sheets. * CUNA Technology Council "Pandemic Planning" white paper
provides credit unions with information on social distancing, addressing absenteeism, hygiene matters, connecting with employees, equipping leaders for crisis communication, supporting telecommuting and alternative work arrangements, notifying members about operations and remote options, testing the plan, and links to pandemic Web sites, resources and bibliography. Complimentary to CUNA Council members, non-members pay $50. * CUNA Councils' Disaster/Pandemic Planning White Paper Package
. Five white papers contain information on Pandemic Planning; Business Continuity Planning, Trends and Planning; Disaster Preparedness Training; Disaster Communications; and The Lessons of Disaster Recovery. Complimentary to CUNA Council members. Non-members pay $149.
CUNA Strategic Service providers:
Credit unions looking for assistance:
Individuals can make donations through this website to benefit credit union employees and members affected by disaster. CUAid is a program with the National Credit Union Foundation. One hundred percent of the donations go to help credit union members and employees in need. * National Credit Union Foundation.
* CUNA Mutual Group
. CUNA Mutual provides risk alerts and information for policyholders.