House lawmakers on Wednesday are scheduled to examine proposals for overhauling the federal workforce’s flagging charity drive.
The House subcommittee that oversees the Combined Federal Campaign has invited executives from the Office of Personnel Management and several charitable organizations to testify about the matter. (Watch a live stream of the hearing, starting at 1 p.m.)
The CFC, as the program is known, allows federal employees — including Postal workers and military personnel — to donate to charity groups. But giving for the campaign has declined in recent years, dropping from $283 million in 2009 to $258 million in 2012, according to committee staff.
A special commission last year recommended changes for the CFC after studying the program during its 50th anniversary. The Office of Personnel Management proposed new guidelines in April based on those suggestions.
The proposals could affect a wide range of CFC policies, from how the government admits charities to when and how federal employees can make contributions. Federal Eye contributor Eric Yoder outlined many of the proposals in a previous blog item.
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