Continuity Guidance Circular 2 (CGC 2) Continuity Guidance for Non-Federal Governments: Mission Essential Functions Identification Process (States, Territories, Tribes, and Local Government Jurisdictions) [open pdf - 5MB]
"National Security Presidential Directive-51/Homeland Security Presidential Directive-20 (NSPD-51/HSPD-20), National Continuity Policy, and the supporting National Continuity Policy Implementation Plan (NCPIP) provide implementation guidance for a comprehensive and integrated approach to maintaining a national continuity capability in order to ensure the preservation of our Constitutional form of Government and the continuing performance of National Essential Functions (NEFs) under all conditions. In July 2013, recognizing the critical role played by non-Federal partners in the performance of the NEFs and State, Territorial, and Tribal Essential Functions (STTEFs), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a revised Continuity Guidance Circular 1 (CGC 1), Continuity Guidance for Non-Federal Governments (States, Territories, Tribes, and Local Government Jurisdictions), to provide guidance in the development of non-Federal essential functions, plans, and programs. In conjunction with the revisions to CGC 1, this update to Continuity Guidance Circular 2 (CGC 2), Continuity Guidance for Non-Federal Governments: Mission Essential Functions Identification Process (States, Territories, Tribes, and Local Government Jurisdictions), includes new guidance and clarifications to existing guidance, based on lessons learned since the original CGC 2 was issued in July 2010. This CGC provides guidance and direction to non-Federal Governments (NFGs) for the identification and verification of their essential functions, and the Business Process Analyses and Business Impact Analyses that support and identify the relationships among these essential functions. The provisions of this CGC are applicable to all levels of State, territorial, tribal, and local government organizations. The private sector and other non-government organizations may also benefit from the use of this document."
Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov