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Press Release

Monday, September 21, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Kicks off 2020 Combined Federal Campaign

Peace Corps Director Olsen to serve as Honorary Chairperson

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the launch of the 2020 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) with Director of the Peace Corps Josephine Olsen, Ph.D., serving as the 2020 National Honorary Chairperson. This will be Director Olsen’s third time serving as CFC’s Honorary Chairperson.

 The CFC is a 59-year annual giving tradition that allows the Federal workforce to donate directly to thousands of eligible charities and causes locally, nationwide, and throughout the world. Through the contributions of Federal employees, military employees, and retirees, the 2019 CFC raised over $83 million. An additional Special Solicitation took place earlier this year to benefit those affected by COVID-19.

“The tremendous generosity of the Federal family each year demonstrates that a commitment to service can take many forms.” said Director Olsen. “The impact and spirit of CFC extends far beyond the workplace and is kept alive by dedicated public servants in communities across the nation and around the world. I look forward to another successful CFC season.”

 The campaign will begin on September 21, 2020 and run through January 15, 2020. Each week will be dedicated to raising awareness for a specific cause including ending hunger, eradicating poverty, mental health, and other issues important to the Federal workforce and across the nation. Federal workers can pledge to these or any of the other thousands of participating charities by visiting the online pledge portal.

 “The tremendous generosity of the Federal, military, and retiree community is inspiring. Just a few months ago, the Federal workforce came together to pledge more than $2.6 million to help COVID-19 victims through a Special Solicitation. I know that we will see that same spirit of compassion and selflessness throughout this year’s campaign,” said OPM Acting Director Michael Rigas.

More information on featured charities, causes of the week, and accessing the pledge portal can be found at   

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