If the emergency situation develops during off-duty hours, it may be necessary for all Federal employees, except those providing emergency services, to not report to work. Under such circumstances, the Co-Chairs of the Emergency Preparedness and Advisory Committee will initiate the following: The Chicago Federal Executive Board Emergency Notification System will be activated sending a voice and email to all agency heads and their designated emergency backups.
- The Chicago Federal Executive Board Emergency Notification System will be activated sending a voice and email to all agency heads and their designated emergency backups.
- An advisory message will be placed on the FEB 24-hour hotline
Each agency head will be provided with the 24-hour hotline telephone number, which can be called to obtain the announcement directly from the FEB. The message will give further details of the conditions upon which the decision was based. Agency, installation, and office heads will then disseminate the information to their employees through whatever internal agency procedures have already been established.
Since agencies located in areas outside of the main business section of Chicago may or may not be directly affected by the emergency situation, or may have different emergency or traffic conditions, they should develop internal instructions for how their employees should respond. Agencies also should provide internal instructions for those employees engaged in emergency services that cannot be suspended.