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The Office of CFC Operations (OCFCO) has customarily used the numbers 0001-2999 to identify charities appearing on the national/international list. You may be aware that the inclusion of three new federations in the 2001 CFC compelled OCFCO to use numbers in the 9900 series. As the national/international list of CFC-participating charities continues to grow, the OCFCO must identify additional four-digit numbers for new organizations and federations.
In preparation for new national federations or unaffiliated national organizations that may be admitted into the 2002 campaign, OPM will need to reserve the 9600 - 9900 series for new national/international organizations. We realize that this may impact some of your local campaign organizations. However, based on our consultation we believe it is the least disruptive solution to our near-term problem. If your campaign includes local organizations that have been assigned numbers in that series, they will need to be reassigned this year . We trust this early notice will allow sufficient time to adjust local coding, if necessary.
Given the need to implement a long-term solution to be in place for the 2003 campaign season, our office is currently assessing various options for the assignment of charity codes and will continue to solicit your input in this area.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about this policy. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Address questions or comments to CFC@opm.gov