COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN:
ETHICS AND THE COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (CFC) – IMPORTANT NEW CHANGE IN 2017
Due to a change in the OPM regulations regarding the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), effective January 1, 2017, the solicitation and collection of cash donations in connection with CFC are strictly prohibited. This means that, for the current and all future campaigns, cash fundraising events, such as bake sales, silent auctions, book sales, chili cook-offs, and other similar events, are no longer permitted in connection with the CFC. Instead CFC special events must focus only on increasing employee awareness of CFC charities and their missions.
For a complete set of the new CFC rules, you can visit the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (see section 950.502(b) for the new rule concerning solicitation methods).