Administrative Orders (AO) have a long history, which began in 1953. AOs are agreements between Cal OES and other state agencies and/or departments that have a preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation capability in a disaster. The latest iteration of AOs was developed as a result of Executive Order W-9-91. Each state agency and department develops its own AO, which becomes effective when it is signed by the Cal OES Director and the agency secretary and/or department director. The AOs may delegate authority and assign responsibilities to divisions, bureaus, field offices or other components of the agency and/or department.
AO's establish the detailed activities for each department as they relate to their role in the preparation and implementation of the California Emergency Plan which is the blueprint for the State's disaster response.
AO's benefit state agency and departments by:
For more information on Administrative Orders contact:
Karen Valencia(916) 845-8785 firstname.lastname@example.org