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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 18, 2022
Contact: Office of Communications
Tel: 202-594-6827

RELEASE: Office of Personnel Management Announces CFC Nationwide Special Solicitation for 2022 War in Ukraine and Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) will conduct a special solicitation that will allow the federal community to support charities serving and affected by the war in Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian and refugee crisis. This special solicitation will run through June 30, 2022.  

“Through the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), members of the federal family demonstrate that our commitment to public service extends far beyond the workplace,” said OPM Director Kiran Ahuja. “In this moment of need, our efforts should focus on assisting the people of Ukraine.” 

On March 24, 2022, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. ordered federal assistance to help ease the burden on people in Europe and refugees around the world impacted by the war. Millions of Ukrainians, especially vulnerable populations, are in great need. Many of these individuals are unable to access clean water, food, shelter, and medical care. In response, OPM will open a CFC special solicitation to help victims and refugees affected by the war, and by shortages in food, medical attention, housing, and other day-to-day needs.  

A nationwide special solicitation will allow federal employees to voluntarily support the CFC’s participating charities that may be aiding people and organizations willed, injured, and otherwise displaced during this war as well as those on the front-line providing emergency assistance to global citizens affected by this crisis. All non-profits included in this special solicitation were approved to participate in the 2021 CFC. 

By reactivating the CFC, OPM encourages federal workers, members of the military, and postal employees to provide emergency assistance that will contribute toward the health and stability of charities and the people who rely upon them for critical help at this time.  

The CFC online giving portal can be accessed at cfcgiving.opm.gov.  

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the strategic human capital partner to the federal government that is recruiting, retaining, and honoring the workforce that's landing rovers on Mars, fighting climate change and cancer, and building this country back better. OPM provides leadership and support to agencies through key issues and services-including human resource policy and oversight, federal employee benefits, and retirement services- that impact more than two million people in the federal workforce. As the nation's largest employer, the federal government is the model employer across sectors.


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