The 2007 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) period has been a time of transition, incorporating changes to the regulations governing the program, implementation of new, unique five-digit codes for all participating charities, and requests for information from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Some of these items may have affected the kickoff date in many areas. To assist campaigns in meeting their 2007 CFC goals, the Director of OPM, Linda M. Springer, has approved local campaigns to extend the campaign solicitation period from the regulatory deadline of December 15, 2007 to January 15, 2008, if conditions locally warrant the extension.
The Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) may determine if the period will be extended in its campaign area. Federal agency leadership and/or appropriate personnel should be made aware that an extension only affects the agency's offices within the local campaign area; it does not indicate an extension in each of its facilities throughout the United States. Under no circumstances may the solicitation period occur after January 15, 2008.
Campaigns that choose to exercise this option should be aware that pledge forms received by payroll offices after December 15 might not be processed in time for the first pay period beginning in January 2008. As a result, pledge shrinkage may occur. In addition, donors who pledge after December 15, 2007 should be advised to check their payroll statements at the end of 2008 to determine the actual amount withheld from their pay checks and contributed to the CFC during 2008 for tax deduction purposes.
If you have any questions about this memorandum, please contact your Office of CFC Operations regional representative.