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Military personnel who have been deployed, regardless of the length of time, are officially assigned to the command to which they have been deployed. Therefore, units that are deployed during the campaign season can only be solicited by the campaign responsible for that particular area.
CFC regulations at 5 C.F.R. §950.701 state that the Overseas Campaign (CFC-O) is the only authorized campaign to solicit overseas areas during the 6-week period in the fall. Under no circumstances may the stateside campaign solicit deployed personnel. Exception: The exception to this rule is when a Navy ship has been deployed but is still considered "homeported". In this instance, the local campaign should continue to solicit the military personnel.
Existing policy also allows military base commanders to make provisions to allow deployed personnel the opportunity to contribute to local charities by including in their pre-deployment financial preparations for personnel the option for a remaining spouse/family member to contribute to a local CFC charity on behalf of the deployed family member.
If you require further information or have questions regarding this matter, please contact your designated Office of CFC Operations representative at (202) 606-2564 or by email at email@example.com. For information on the CFC-O and the Department of Defense's policy and operational guidance for conducting the Combined Federal Campaign, please contact the Voluntary Campaign Management Office within the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Washington Headquarters Service/Human Resources Directorate (OSD/WHS/HRD) at (703) 699-1843 or (703) 699-1841.
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