Annex 13 - CEMP Compliance


The Binghamton University Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan has been developed with the intent of complying with multiple mandatory and voluntary standards. To evaluate the CEMP's compliance with these standards, the director of emergency management, or designee, shall perform an annual review of the CEMP.


The following standards may be considered when performing the annual review:

Federal Standards

    • Clery Act
    • Department of Education Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)
    • DHS National Preparedness Goal
    • DHS National Preparedness System
    • FEMS Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101
    • FEMA Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education
    • FEMA Target Capabilities List
    • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    • NIMS NGO Standards
    • OSHA 1910

Private Standards

    • American National Standards Institute – Security, Preparedness and Continuity
    • EMAP Emergency Management Standard (EMS)
    • IACLEA Blueprint
    • NFPA 1600
    • Red Cross Ready Rating
    • Resilient Organizations Standard

Other Standards

    • SUNY Policy 5606

Evaluation Methodology

There is no single system readily available to perform a comprehensive compliance evaluation of an institution’s CEMP. Binghamton University shall utilize a variety of methods to evaluate its CEMP, including but not limited to:

    • Checklists available from the organization responsible for the management of the standard
    • Line-by-line review of the actual standard
    • Self-audits of randomly selected standards

NIMS Compliance

To evaluate Binghamton University’s compliance with federal “National Incident Management System” (NIMS) standards, the NIMSCAST tool was used from 2004 until 2013, when access to the tool was closed by the federal government. Following the elimination of the NIMSCAST tool, Binghamton University conducts less formal evaluations of its compliance with NIMS. FEMA maintains a website, “Implementation Guidance and Reporting” of NIMS, which is used to assist in the measurement of Binghamton University’s preparedness and planning initiatives against federal standards.