Office of Emergency Response and Recovery Overview
The Mission of the Office of Emergency Response and Recovery is to promote planning and coordination of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery against natural or man-made incidents.
The office, comprised of four divisions and one team, reports directly to GSA’s Chief of Staff.
Policy and Plans Division develops and implements agencywide policies, plans and procedures, performance standards and measures related to GSA's roles and responsibilities.
Training and Exercise Division develops and implements agencywide disaster readiness programs and also serves as the lead for the coordination of agency participation in international, national, state and local disaster exercise programs.
Disaster Support Division provides emergency acquisition support, emergency real property management and on-the-ground liaison between GSA field organizations and headquarters during disasters.
Communications and Security Division coordinates internal, interagency and external communication regarding planning, response and recovery and develops strategic security plans and policies.
Historic Preservation Team integrates emergency historic preservation requirements in all response and recovery plans and operations.