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Combined Federal Campaign Reference Materials

 

2018

NumberDateSubject
2018-08 9/12/2018 Guidance on Donor Acknowledgements
2018-06 4/6/2018 2017 Campaign Disbursements
2018-05 3/28/2018 Outreach Coordinator Requirements and CPAR Update
2018-04 2/22/2018 2018 CFC Payroll Deductions
2018-03 2/6/2018 CFC Designations and Actual Disbursements to Wounded Warriors in Action for 2015 CFC - FINAL REQUEST
2018-02 2/2/2018 2018 Combined Federal Campaign Compliance Program
2018-01 1/22/2018 CFC Activities During a Lapse of Appropriations
This material provides guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of CFC Operations.  Requirements stated in this memorandum are strictly enforced.

2017

2016 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2016-09 12/1/2016 2017 Annual Training Expenses
2016-08 11/30/2016 2017 Application Templates
2016-07 11/29/2016 Local Federation Applications
2016-06 11/9/2016 2017 CFC Schedule of Application and Listing Fees
2016-05 9/27/2016 CFC Activities During A Lapse of Appropriations
2016-04 8/2/2016 NTEE Codes in Printed Materials
2016-03 7/22/2016 2016 CFC Charity List, National/International Part
2016-02 5/20/2016 2016 CFC Model Pledge Form
2016-01 4/18/2016 2016 Combined Federal Campaign Compliance Program and Audit Guide
This material provides guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of CFC Operations.  Requirements stated in this memorandum are strictly enforced.

2015

NumberDateSubject
2015-08 12/16/15 Combined Federal Campaign Section 501(C)(3) Tax-Exemption Categories And Verification, Coding Requirements, and Application Address Requirements
2015-07 12/15/15 Charitable Organization Local Presence
2015-06 9/25/15 CFC Activities During a Lapse of Appropriations
2015-05 8/14/15 2016 Local Federation Processes
2015-04 7/17/15 2015 CFC Charity List, National/International part
2015-03 6/4/15 2015 CFC Model Pledge Form
2015-02 3/18/15 2015 CFC Compliance Program and Audit Guide
2015-01 1/20/15 Proposed 2016 CFC Zones
This material provides guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of CFC Operations.  Requirements stated in this memorandum are strictly enforced.

2014

NumberDateSubject
2014-07 11/07/14 2015 CFC Local Federation Processes
2014-06 9/30/14 Adjacent and Statewide Presence
2014-05 7/15/14 Advertising and Marketing
2014-04 7/11/14 CFC Charity List, National/International Part
2014-03 7/11/14 CFC All-Aroung Giving
2014-02 05/13/14 2014 CFC Model Pledge Form
This material provides guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of CFC Operations.  Requirements stated in this memorandum are strictly enforced.

2013 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2013-04 06/27/2013 Campaign Expenses
2013-03 04/16/2013 2013 CFC Model Pledge Form
2013-02 01/05/2013 RIN 3206-AM68 Proposed Rule Posted for Public Comment
2013-01 2/19/2013 2013 CFC Compliance Program and Audit Guide
This material provides guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of CFC Operations.  Requirements stated in this memorandum are strictly enforced.

2012 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2012-05 8/23/12 Pro Forma IRS Form 990 Requirements
2012-04 7/13/12 2012 CFC Charity List, National/International Part
2012-03 5/17/12 Eligibility Guidance (Audited Financial Statements, Administrative and Fundraising Rates, and Revisions to CFC Application Documents
2012-02 5/15/12 2012 CFC Model Pledge Form
Attachments
2012-01 3/8/12 2012 CFC Audit Guidance
This material provides guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of CFC Operations.  Requirements stated in this memorandum are strictly enforced.

2011 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2011-07 11/10/11 Ethics and the Combined Federal Campaign
2011-06 08/18/11 Credit Card Giving in the Combined Federal Campaign
2011-05 07/15/11 2011 CFC Charity List, National/International Part
2011-04 05/23/11 2011 CFC Model Pledge Form
2011-03 05/20/11 Alternative Logo Usage
2011-02 03/03/11 2011 CFC Audit Guide
2011-01 03/01/11 Family Support and Youth Activities/Morale Welfare and Recreation Organization Requirements
This material provides guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of CFC Operations.  Requirements stated in this memorandum are strictly enforced.

2006-2010

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2010 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2010-05 09/22/10 IRS Form 990 Requirements
2010-04 07/29/10 2010 CFC Charity List, National/International Part
2010-03 04/15/10 2010 CFC Model Pledge Form
Attachment
2010-02 01/22/10 2010 Annual CFC E-Technology Status Report and E-Technology Request Form
2010-01 01/12/10 2010 Combined Federal Campaign Compliance Program and Audit Guide

2009 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2009-08 10/01/09 CFC Memorandum 2009-08 REVISED IRS FORM 990
2009-07 06/23/09 CFC Memorandum 2009 - 7 CFC Charity List, National/International Part
2009-06 05/18/09 Local Campaign Responsibility to Protect Personally Identifiable Information and Other Sensitive Information
2009-05 04/02/09 2009 CFC Model Pledge Form
2009-04 03/25/09 Combined Federal Campaign Section 501(C)(3) Tax-Exemption Verification
2009-03 03/13/09 CFC Memorandum 2009-3 Audit Guide
2009-02 01/27/09 Revised IRS Form 990
2009-01 01/14/09 2009 Annual CFC E-Technology Status Report And E-Technology Request Form

2008 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2008-10 11/26/08 Guidance on Local CFC Applications
2008-09 11/14/08 One-time Payments, CFC Audit Expense Reimbursement, and Administrative Expense Reimbursement
2008-08 11/13/08 Guidance on National/International CFC Applications
2008-07 09/08/08 Authorization for Advance Disbursements of Cash/Check Contributions Towards Hurricane Gustav Relief
2008-06 06/25/08 2008 CFC Charity List, National/International Part
2008-05 05/28/08 2008 Annual CFC E-Technology Status Report And E-Technology Request Form
2008-04 04/11/08 2008 CFC Model Pledge Form
2008-03 03/18/08 IRS Notice 2008-16 Record Keeping Requirements For Substantiating a Donor's Tax Deduction
2008-02 02/11/08 2008 Combined Federal Campaign Compliance Program and Audit Guide
2008-01 02/04/08 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Director

2007 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2007-12 12/19/07 Handling of Receipts Designated to Defunct Organizations
2007-11 10/26/07 Signatures on E-IRS Forms 990
2007-10 10/11/07 Additions to 2007 CFC National/International Charity List
2007-9 10/05/07 2007 CFC Solicitation Period Extension
2007-8 10/01/07 Use Of Social Security Numbers And Employee Identification Numbers For Civilian, Military And Postal Employees
2007-7 09/12/07 Data Request for Administrative and Fundraising Rates
2007-6 08/02/07 Revised 2007 CFC National Charity List
2007-5 07/10/07 2007 Annual CFC E-Technology Status Report And E-Technology Request Form
2007-4 06/29/07 CFC 2007 Charity List, National/International Part
2007-3 04/26/07 Training And Marketing To Introduce The New Five-Digit Charity Codes In The 2007 CFC Campaign And Related Administrative Issues
2007-2 04/26/07 2007 CFC Model Pledge Form
2007-1 02/23/07 CFC Compilance Program and Audit Guide

2006 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2006-24 12/22/06 Electronic Disbursements to Designated Charities
2006-23 12/20/06 Accounting for Funds Received Via the Deployed Troops Pilot Program
2006-22 12/04/06 Guidance on 2007 CFC Eligibility Requirements and Changes to the Local Applications
2006-21 11/27/06 2007 National/International Application Guidance
2006-20 11/20/06 Implementation of New CFC Regulations
2006-19 07/11/06 2006 CFC National/International List of Participating Charities
2006-18 07/06/06 2006 CFC Model Pledge Form, Brochure Format, and CFC Charity Verifications
2006-17 06/29/06 RIN 3206-AL05 Proposed Regulations Posted for Public Comment
2006-16 06/20/06 Verification of New 2006 CFC Applicant Organizations Tax Exempt Status
2006-14 04/17/06 Government Accountability Office (GAO) Third Request For Information
2006-13 04/04/06 Government Accountability Office Request For Local Charity Applications
2006-9 02/22/06 2005 CFC 1417 Campaign Results Form is Available
2006-8 02/16/06 2005 CFC Heroes and Innovators
2006-7 02/14/06 The Government Accountability Office Requests for Information
2006-6 02/08/06 CFC 2005 1417 Campaign Results Form and the Online Collection of PCFO-EFT Information
2006-5 02/07/06 Revision to CFC Memorandum 2005-14
2006-4 02/06/06 Electronic CFC Brochure Pilot Program
2006-3 01/27/06 Combined Federal Campaign Compliance Program and Audit Guide
2006-2 01/20/06 The Combined Federal Campaign Logo
2006-1 01/05/06 CFC Pilot Program for Deployed Personnel
This material provides guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of CFC Operations.  Requirements stated in this memorandum are strictly enforced.

2000-2005 CFC Memos

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2005 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2005-14 Superceded by 2006-5 CFC Accounting Update
2005-13 11/22/05 2006 CFC Application - Sanctions Compliance Certification
2005-12 11/15/05 E-Technology Survey And Planning Guide
2005-11 09/08/05 Authorization for Advance Disbursements of Cash/Checks Contributions Towards Hurricane Katrina, Rita, and Wilma Relief
2005-10 09/01/05 Hurricane Katrina, Rita, and Wilma Relief Contributions and the Combined Federal Campaign
2005-9 08/22/05 Urgent Message Concerning Printing of the CFC Brochures
2005-8 08/15/05 Solicitation of Deployed Personnel During the CFC Season
2005-7 07/29/05 2005 CFC National/International List of Participating Charities
2005-6 06/11/05 2005 CFC MODEL PLEDGE FORM
2005-5 03/29/05 Local CFC Codes, e-Giving Initiatives, and Air Force Policy on Websites
2005-4 02/28/05 2004 CFC Heroes and Innovators
2005-3 02/04/05 CFC on-line 1417 Campaign Results Form Available
2005-2 01/27/05 2005 Campaign Compliance Program and Audit Guide
2005-1 01/03/05 CFC Memorandum 2005-1: Processing Special Solicitations for Victims of the Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster

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2004 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2004-12 11/24/04 Guidance on Compliance with the Anti-terrorism Certification
2004-11 09/13/04 Guidance on 2005 Local CFC Eligibility Requirements
2004-10 09/13/04 Guidance on 2005 CFC National/International Eligibility Requirements
2004-09 07/30/04 2004 CFC National/International List
2004-08 07/23/04 Reporting And Accountability In The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
2004-07 06/23/04 2004 CFC Model Pledge Card
2004-06 04/29/04 2003 CFC Award Recipients
2004-05 03/15/04 PCFO Procedures for Tracking Funds
2004-04 05/06/04 2004 CFC Audit Guide
2004-03 03/26/04 2003 CFC Heroes and Innovators
2004-02 01/22/04 Handling of Requests for CFC Records under the Freedom of Information Act
2004-01 01/04/04 Additional Costs Incurred for Audits

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2003 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2003-12 11/21/03 Release of CFC 2004 National/International Applications
2003-11 11/03/03 EFT, CFC Bank Accounts and Overlapping Disbursements
2003-10 10/03/03 New Certification for 2004 CFC Application on Anti-Terrorism Guidelines
2003-9 09/03/03 CFC Applications and Use of Standard Formats and Checklists for Documenting Service Requirements
2003-8 08/01/03 2003 CFC National/International List
2003-7 07/29/03 Verification of CFC participating charities with U.S. Government List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations or Supporters of Terrorism
2003-6 06/02/03 2003 Model Pledge Card
2003-5 04/17/03 Combined Federal Campaign Compliance Program and Audit Guide
2003-4 02/11/03 PCFO Procedures for Tracking CFC Receipts
2003-3 02/04/03 2002 CFC Heroes
2003-2 01/17/03 Electronic CFC Reporting Form 1417 Release of Donor Lists
2003-1 01/07/03 Reconciliation of the IRS Form 990 and Audited Financial Statements

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2002 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2002-15 09/03/02 Integrity of the Process
2002-14 12/05/02 Amendment and Clarification to Memorandum 2002-13
2002-13 11/13/02 Modification to 2003 Application for National and Local Federations
2002-12 11/20/02 CFC Audit Guidelines and Oversight
2002-11 09/04/02 Official Guidance - Solicitation of Deployed Troops
2002-10 08/14/02 CFC Eligibility and Appeals Review Guidance
2002-9 08/14/02 The USA Freedom Corps
2002-8 07/22/02 2002 CFC National List
2002-7 07/03/02 CFC Brochure Compliance
2002-6 05/20/02 CFC Compliance Assessment Guide
2002-5 05/14/02 1) 2002 Model Pledge Card; 2)  Local Appeals
2002-4 03/08/02 2002 CFC Charity Codes - Revised Advisory 2002-3
2002-3 02/07/02 2002 CFC Charity Codes - Advisory
2002-2 02/01/02 Electronic CFC Reporting Form 1417; Local Applications; Regional Meetings
2002-1 01/14/02 2001 CFC Heroes

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2001 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2001-9 11/16/01 Guidance on Campaign Mergers
Campaign Geographic Boundaries
2001-8 11/01/01 CFC Campaign Materials
2001-7 09/21/01 Questions and Answers Regarding Special Solicitations; Use of Special Codes for the Designation of Disaster Relief Funds.
2001-6 09/13/01 Guidance on Special Solicitations and CFC Contributions for Victims of Terrorist Actions
2001-5 07/27/01 The 2001 CFC National List
2001-4 07/18/01 CFC Agency Codes
2001-3 05/30/01 1. 2000 CFC Results
2. Audit Compliance Guides
3. Model Pledge Card
4. Communications with OPM
2001-2 03/30/01 Cash vs. Accrual Methods of Accounting
2001-1 02/22/01 Electronic CFC Reporting Form 1417; Local Applications; Regional Meetings

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2000 CFC Memos

NumberDateSubject
2000-10 10/31/00 2001 CFC National and Local Federation Applications
2000-9 11/20/00 The CFC and Boy Scouts of America
2000-8 10/04/00 CFC National Application Training
2000-7 09/25/00 Guidance on Application Review for the 2001 Campaign
2000-6 08/10/00 Local List Brochure Information
2000-5 08/10/00 Revisions 2001 -- CFC Applications for Federations
2000-4 07/05/00 2000 CFC National List
Retirees in the CFC Special Request
2000-3 05/15/00 New Campaign Contact Information Requirements and the 2000 Model Pledge Card.
2000-2 02/01/00 Guidance regarding the CFC local and federation applications for Year 2000
2000-1 01/21/00 Best practices in the CFC -- Requests for Abstracts

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1988-1999 CFC Memos

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Guidance Archives

Opinions

CFC Opinions 1988-1 through 1989-2. Since 1989, CFC Operations has opted to provide administrative guidance through a series of memorandum instead of opinions. This summary contains the ruling only. Background and discussion information was included with each opinion at the time it was issued. All opinions were issued in 1988 and 1989 prior to the re-write of the regulations in both 1991 and 1995. Therefore, many of the rulings have been directly incorporated into the most recent regulations.

Memorandum

CFC Memorandum 1988-1 to 2000-3. This is a summary of all guidance issued by OPM since 1988. All guidance, unless otherwise enforced by OPM, is still in effect.

Address questions or comments to cfc@opm.gov

This material provides guidance from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of CFC Operations. Requirements stated in these memorandum are strictly enforced.
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