The 2017 Combined Federal Campaign got a late start, but the annual charitable donation drive for federal employees will hit the ground running in October. As annual donations continue to decline, CFC organizers developed new ways for federal employees – current and former – to Show Some Love to the causes they care about.
As Hurricanes Harvey and then Irma hit the U.S. in the past month, federal employees asked how they could help. Based on responses from the workforce, Office of Personnel Management set up a special solicitation for federal employees to administer and collect donations to help hurricane survivors. Some employees are leaving their day jobs to join FEMA and the Homeland Security Department in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and other U.S. territories to help with the federal rescue and response effort.
Next month, the Office of Personnel Management will launch this year’s Combined Federal Campaign, the official workplace giving program for employees of the federal government. The CFC’s stated mission is “to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.”