The PASEFs are the overarching responsibilities that are the primary focus of the agency leaders during, and in the aftermath, of a catastrophic emergency. The statewide essential functions have been reviewed and confirmed by the Continuity of Government Steering Committee and the Governor.
Agencies determine which of their essential functions must continue during a disruption or office closure and the employees needed to continue the function. This responsibility lies in the human resources office.
The Continuity Guidance Circulars 1 and 2 outline successful practices for continuity programs and how to use a business impact analysis to determine essential functions.