Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Office of Personal Management is proposing a rule that would require all donations made through the Combined Federal Campaign by federal employees to be made electronically, according to a Washington Post article. The article highlights concerns raised by the proposed rule among the charities that benefit from the CFC because the vast majority of CFC donors and donations are not currently made electronically. There is therefore a risk that a switch to an electronic-only system will significantly reduce overall donations. Additional information regarding the proposed rules, which also involve consolidating the 184 existing local federal coordinating committees, shifting the campaign dates to Oct. 1-Jan. 15 instead of Sept. 1-Dec. 15, and other changes, can be found in a Government Executive article, a Federal Times article, the CFC-50 Commission Report that led to the proposed rules, and the proposed rules themselves.