The annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a one-stop shop for federal employees to make donations to charity through automatic payroll deductions. But this year’s campaign, scheduled to run from Sept. 1 through Dec. 15, was placed on hold during the 16-day government shutdown. However, now that Congress and the White House have approved legislation to reopen the government, the 2013 CFC can continue.
While many federal agencies were busy Oct. 17 getting their news operations up and running again, the Defense Department, much of which was exempt from the shutdown, issued a statement saying it announced the CFC resumption in a memo to all of its personnel.
CFC is a key revenue source for nonprofits across the United States. In 2012, federal workers contributed $258 million to charity via CFC.