The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), a major fundraising effort for charities nationwide, has been placed on hold due to the federal government’s partial shutdown, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced Oct. 11.
The CFC is a one-stop shop for federal employees to make donations to thousands of charities through automatic payroll deductions. But except for ongoing employee contributions, all CFC activities in the continental United States, including events and training, are postponed indefinitely due to the shutdown, DOD said. The 2013 CFC campaign got underway Sept. 5, but a legal review determined that it would have to be suspended because of the government shutdown that began Oct. 1.
“During the hiatus, military and civilian members can still donate to the charities of their choice via the MyPay option,” DOD said.
CFC officials said they hope to restart the campaign when the shutdown ends.
Federal workers contributed $258 million via the CFC in 2012.