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Essential Employee Identification Solutions for Crisis Response and Recovery

Our mission is to provide a standard means of identifying essential private-sector employees to enable travel and access to zones restricted by an emergency event.

Private sector businesses are vital to the survival of communities that have experienced emergencies and disasters. Access to vital businesses and services can suddenly be cut-off with little notice. Without these essential lifelines, the resulting impact on people can be devastating. Our goal is to strengthen the relationship between businesses and government to improve the outcomes of communities impacted by the unexpected.

CEAS is a tool that allows law enforcement agencies often charged with the difficult task of deciding who can travel, access, and operate their business in a specific locale. By creating standardized credentials that allow businesses to identify the individuals most essential to operations, law enforcement agencies can easily recognize the status of those individuals, resulting in more resilient communities.

What is CEAS?

CEAS Essential Employee ID'sCEAS is a crisis response and recovery partnership, allowing private-sector employers to identify their essential employees through a centrally issued "CEAS credential."

This credential helps law enforcement manage the difficult task of deciding who can travel, access, and operate their business in a specific locale. The CEAS credential certifies the essential nature of the holder for access to restricted areas during a crisis.

Before businesses can enroll to certify their essential employees, a government entity must become a "CEAS Community" by agreeing to acknowledge the CEAS credential as a valid form of essential employee identification. CEAS Communities can be State, regional, or locally based. Government authorities can acknowledge CEAS credentials following an emergency that results in access restrictions or limitations to an area.

CEAS Credentials can be issued in 3 formats:
CEAS Standard Credential
CEAS Virtual Credential
CEAS Vehicle Windshield Placard

The entire community benefits from CEAS by creating a process to sustain businesses, restore critical lifelines, and help law enforcement officials make informed access management decisions.

During and following emergency events, government officials often must strike a balance between public safety and economic viability. Regardless of the emergency, there is always the need to sustain private sector businesses to provide essential goods and services to an impacted public and to assist in overall community recovery.

CEAS permits private sector businesses to operate during or quickly recover after an emergency by identifying essential business personnel for entry into restricted areas. CEAS also helps recover privately owned critical public infrastructures by providing a method to recognize those employees who are critical to recovery.

Learn more about BNET's CEAS program today to make your community more resilient.

CEAS is a crisis response and recovery partnership, allowing private-sector employers to identify their essential employees through a centrally issued "CEAS credential." This credential helps law enforcement manage the difficult task of deciding who can travel, access, and operate their business in a specific locale.  The CEAS credential certifies the essential nature of the holder for access to restricted areas during a crisis.

Before businesses can enroll to certify their essential employees, a government entity must become a "CEAS Community" by agreeing to acknowledge the CEAS credential as a valid form of essential employee identification. CEAS Communities can be State, regional, or locally based. Government authorities can acknowledge CEAS credentials following an emergency that results in access restrictions or limitations to an area.

To achieve its mission, BNET partners with both governments, public agencies and private sector organizations to improve community resiliency through the sustainability of businesses following a disaster. Recognizing the vital role that private sector businesses play in disaster recovery, BNET helps communities overcome the obstacles to recovery through its critical employee credentialing program.

Our partners represent some of the most progressive disaster preparedness organizations in the nation.

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