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    Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Helping Federal Employees Give Back to Their Communities

    During the holiday season, people all over the United States look for ways to give back to their community or donate to a favorite charity. Several charities partner with workplaces to offer employees an opportunity to make a pledge. One campaign that has been highly effective in helping charities raise workplace donations is the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

    Managed and overseen by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the CFC is considered one of the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaigns.  The OPM is responsible for ensuring the campaign is administered properly and efficiently, and that it meets all federal regulations and requirements.

    The CFC’s mission is to promote and support philanthropy and help federal employees make contributions that improve the quality of life for all. Through the CFC, federal workers contribute millions of dollars each year during the campaign period which commences on September 1 and ends on December 15.

    Created in 1961, the CFC has raised over $7 billion for charities designated by federal employees. Federal civilian, postal, and military donors are able to support eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

    A list of eligible and approved charities is provided to federal agencies so that employees can donate and help improve the quality of life of others. Federal employee donors interested in more information about a CFC campaign can visit the OPM’s campaign locater where they can request a CFC Charity List, pledge form, access a local CFC website, or request a tax receipt. Additional information can also be found at http://www.opm.gov/cfc/. The OPM website offers a great amount of information about how the U.S. federal government is striving to become “America's Model Employer for the 21st Century.” Public administration students or anyone interested in government careers can explore the OPM website for useful information. 

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