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News Release

Monday, September 10, 2018
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM launches 2018 Combined Federal Campaign with an Enhanced Online Donation System

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces the start of the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season, which runs from September 10th thru January 11th of 2019. The 2018 CFC season will feature an enhanced CFC Online Donation System that increases transparency and helps ensure that the contributions made by federal, postal and military personnel, as well as, retirees can reach the people who need help the most.

These new enhancements include the central giving website for all potential CFC contributors that provides federal employees better access to their pledge information and charity payments. Dr. Josephine “Jody” Olsen, PhD, MSW, Director of the Peace Corps, has been selected to serve as the 2018 CFC National Honorary Chairperson.

“Today, I am pleased to announce that the Honorable Josephine K. Olsen, Ph.D., Director of the Peace Corps, will serve as Honorary Chairperson of the 2018 campaign season. Dr. Olsen assumes the Honorary Chair role at an exciting time in CFC’s long and successful history,” said Dr. Jeff T.H. Pon, Director of OPM.  “Each and every day we as federal employees make a positive difference in our country, cities and communities through our public service, and we have the opportunity to expand that service by supporting the Combined Federal Campaign.”

“It is a tremendous honor to be asked to serve as the Honorary Chairperson for this year’s CFC,” said Director Olsen. “I’ve seen firsthand how hardworking, dedicated and committed to public service our federal employees are and have seen the results of their giving in the lives of others. I look forward to participating in the upcoming campaign, and I pledge to do everything in my power to encourage federal employees to continue their long, successful tradition of giving through the CFC.”

About the Combined Federal Campaign

The CFC is a 57-year federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8.2 billion for charitable organizations. It is world’s largest workplace giving campaign. The funds raised each fall through the campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world. In addition to pledging money, federal employees can pledge volunteer service hours to participating nonprofit organizations. Visit CFC website to learn more.

About Dr. Josephine Olsen

Throughout her career, Dr. Olsen has championed the expansion of service, learning and international opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds. She began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Tunisia from 1966-1968. She has since served the agency in multiple leadership positions - as Acting Director in 2009; Deputy Director from 2002-2009; Chief of Staff from 1989-1992; Regional Director, North Africa, Near East, Asia, Pacific from 1981- 1984; and Country Director in Togo from 1979-1981.

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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the leader in workforce management for the federal government. Our agency builds, strengthens, and serves a federal workforce of 2.2 million employees with programs like hiring assistance, healthcare and insurance, retirement benefits, and much more. We provide agencies with policies, guidance, and best practices for supporting federal workers, so they can best serve the American people.

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