This is the official Combined Federal Campaign website for the
Western Michigan CFC.
DATE: May 14, 2013
TO: Charity Head
FROM: Karen Jennings, 2013 LFCC Chairperson
RE: Proposed Changes to the Combined Federal Campaign
Please see the information below concerning The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) proposed changes to current Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) regulations.
The three biggest changes in the regulations include proposed regulations to:
1) Change the Structure
i) Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) The LFCC is the Local Board made up of Federal employees.
ii) Principal Combined Fund Organization (PCFO) In our case the Heart of West Michigan United Way manages and administers the local campaign.
b) Replace with:
i) Unclear number of “Regions” to be managed by “Regional Coordinating Committees” (RCC) made up of FEB/FEA and other federal employees who will be responsible for:
(3) overseeing a seasonal “Marketing Organization” that will be responsible for administering the regional campaign
c) Create an unclear number of Central Campaign Administrators (CCA) to manage the fiscal operations
2) Move to an Exclusive Online Campaign With Payroll and Credit Card Donations Only
i) Paper Pledges (Currently 84% of pledges are done via the paper pledge form). Many Federal employees do not have access to computers to do electronic pledging.
ii) Paper Charity Guides Again many Federal employees do not have access to computers to look up the charities of their choice.
iii) Cash and Check Donations including Donations from Special Events. Many people prefer to contribute to the campaign via cash or checks. Under the new proposal Special Events to raise money for the campaign would also be prohibited.’
b) Have one central website to capture all donations and all charity applications
3) Charge Non-refundable Application Fees to the Charities
The proposal is to have the campaign cover the costs of operation;
· With fees charged to the charities that apply to participate.
· While the exact figures have not yet been released sources are quoting a non-returnable fee of $416.00 up to $630.00 per year for a charity to apply.
· This fee amounts to more money than many of our charities receive each year as a result of the campaign.
This proposal is open to public comment until June 7, 2013. Please utilize the direct link for submitting comments: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=OPM-2013-0006-0001Thank you for your support of and participation in the Combined Federal Campaign.