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Combined Federal Campaign Reference Materials

CFC Memorandum 2006-7

February 14, 2006

TO: LOCAL FEDERAL COORDINATING COMMITTEES AND PRINCIPAL COMBINED FUND ORGANIZATIONS
FROM: MARA T. PATERMASTER
DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CFC OPERATIONS
SUBJECT: THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION

At the direction of U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Ways and Means, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is conducting a review of charitable organizations participating in the CFC. GAO is an agency that works for Congress and the American people. Congress asks GAO to study the programs and expenditures of the federal government.

GAO will be determining whether any of the charitable organizations participating in the CFC have unpaid federal taxes, including payroll taxes. In order to perform its review, GAO is requesting certain information from the Office of Personnel Management and local CFCs.

GAO has requested the following information on each national, international, and local charitable organization participating in the CFC:

  • Four-digit CFC code number;
  • Organization name;
  • Organization contact point (if unaffiliated); if organizations is a member of a federation, provide federation name and contact information;
  • Organization phone number;
  • Employer identification number (EIN); and
  • Entity description (25-word statement).

OPM will provide the information on the national and international organizations.

PCFOs must provide the information on all local organizations (federations, federation members, and unaffiliated organizations) directly to GAO. GAO requests the information be provided in an electronic format(s). The preferable format is tab delimited ASC II format, but GAO can also accept the data in Microsoft Excel or Word formats (Excel is preferred over Word). The information should be provided no later than February 24, 2006 via email to KusmanR@gao.gov with a copy to cfc@opm.gov.

When responding, please include the following information in the Subject Line of the email: 4-digit campaign code, Campaign name, followed by "- GAO Request" e.g. 0001 East Alabama CFC - GAO Request).

GAO may have additional requests for campaigns regarding participating charitable organizations and will initiate these requests directly with the appropriate persons. OPM requests your full cooperation with and timely response to GAO during its review.

If you have any questions on this matter, please contact GAO representatives Rick Kusman at (206) 287-4866 or Michael Zola at (202) 512-3867.

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