Department of Defense Civilian Human Capital Guide for Pandemic Planning   [open pdf - 402KB]

"This guide is designed to assist the Department of Defense (DoD) civilian workforce in preparation and readiness for such an outbreak, and will offer actions to mitigate its effects. Continuation of government services is paramount in moderating emergency situations. Communication of information is critical prior to and during an actual pandemic event, and must be included in the planning phase. This guide provides information for managers, supervisors and the civilian workforce on alternative work arrangements, benefits, pay and leave flexibilities, and other human resource issues to assist in both planning and communication during a pandemic health crisis. […]The Department of Defense's principal responsibility in responding to a pandemic crisis will be to protect U.S. interests at home and abroad. The Department of Defense, Implementation Plan for Pandemic Influenza, signed in August 2006, sets forth the Department's guidance and addresses key issues for pandemic influenza planning. The DoD implementation plan provides authority to enable the Combatant Commanders, Military Departments, and DoD agencies to develop plans to prepare for, detect, respond to, and contain the effects of a pandemic on military forces, DoD civilians, DoD contractors, dependents, and beneficiaries."

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