Changes to Combined Federal Campaign Delayed One Year

CFC - Combined Federal Campaign

New rules for the Combined Federal Campaign, scheduled to take effect January 1, 2016, have been pushed back a year, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

The delay until the 2017 campaign is not related to the recently disclosed hack of the office’s database of federal employees’ personal information, said OPM public-affairs specialist Lindsay Haake.

"The new effective date for the CFC regulations will ensure that the tools needed to put these reforms in place — including the pivotal online charity-application and donor-pledging systems — are thoroughly tested and fully operational before being made available to charities and donors," OPM press secretary Sam Schumach said in a statement.

The new rules, finalized in April 2014, will prohibit federal workers from making donations in cash, consolidate local drives into larger regional drives, and charge participating nonprofits an application fee to pay for campaign costs instead of taking a portion of their donations.

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