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More info available on disaster pandemic planning
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:
* Overall Disaster preparedness. This includes pandemic information and a link to the National Credit Union Foundation Disaster Relief Fund.
Pandemic planning:
* 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:
* SunGard Systems/CUNA Strategic Service. Business continuity planning software and consulting. * AgilityRecovery Solutions/CUNA Strategic Service. Agility provides business recovery and continuity solutions for credit unions.
Regulatory:
* National Credit Union Administration. *Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance. Provides information on how to go about applying for a disaster loan, available disaster assistance programs, and disaster recovery plans. * RESCU--Relief Effort and Support for Credit Unions. The credit union movement's effort to prepare for and respond to large-scale natural and man-made emergencies and business interruptions.
Credit unions looking for assistance:
* CUAid. 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.
Other links:
* CUNA Mutual Group. CUNA Mutual provides risk alerts and information for policyholders.


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