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Hawaii-Pacific
Combined Federal Campaign

The HPFEB provides staff support to the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC).  Executive Committee members also serve as LFCC members, and in this role exercise general oversight over the Hawaii-Pacific Combined Federal Campaign.  The Campaign provides a central work place giving opportunity for over 90,000 active duty military and civilian employees in Hawaii, Guam/CNMI and the remote Pacific Islands.

The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

Partnerships with nonprofit organizations are a core part of the CFC structure. In each of the approximately 36 CFC zones throughout the country, local and national nonprofit organizations collaborate closely with committees of volunteer Federal employees to design marketing strategies for the campaign and to process the receipt and distribution of Federal employee contributions to the charities they choose.

The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with 120 campaigns (which were merged into 36 campaign zones for the 2017 campaign, centered around federal executive boards and large military organizations) throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (October 15th – December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. The Director of OPM has designated responsibility for day-to-day management of the program to its CFC office.

Each campaign is managed by a volunteer group of Federal employees who work with the Campaign Chair to generate contributions and distribute them to eligible charities. This partnership provides an opportunity for Federal workers to become involved in their communities and adds great value to the Combined Federal Campaign for both Federal employees and the participating nonprofit organizations.

The Hawaii-Pacific Area Campaign encompasses the Hawaiian Islands and various territories, commonwealths and possessions in the Central and Western Pacific including Guam, the CNMI and American Samoa. Military and DOD civilian personnel stationed in Japan, Korea, Thailand and other locations in the far Pacific and Asia can donate through the Overseas Campaign, which is managed centrally in Washington, DC.

The Hawaii-Pacific CFC is chaired on an annual rotating basis by the senior military service commanders on Oahu.   The 2018 campaign is being led by Commander, US Indo-Pacific Command.    For the local CFC website, click the CFC log thumbnail: 

 

See the letter from Dr. Jeff Pon, Director – Office of Personnel Management (OPM), announcing the 2018 campaign:  https://chcoc.gov/content/2018-combined-federal-campaign

You can download the latest pledge report (updated February 17, 2018):  Hawaii CFC 2017 Final Pledges by Unit, agency totals:   2017 Hawaii CFC Final Campaign Giving Report

For local charities desiring to participate in the 2018 CFC or for information on 2017 pledges:       https://cfccharities.opm.gov/#/home

To locate a charity:   https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/offerings

To log into your on-line portal for CFC donations:  https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome

CFC Hawaii-Pacific Giving History:    3 Yr Hawaii CFC History

 

The CFC Office in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) exercises broad supervision and provides guidance for each of the campaign zones, and insures that the campaigns are managed per the statutory requirements. A link: https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/

For help with the CFC Campaign for 2018, please contact the Campaign Outreach Coordinator:

Combined Federal Campaign of Hawaii-Pacific
Tel. 808-755-9140

Individuals with questions regarding the conduct of the 2017 campaign, or for charity eligibility questions, should contact Chris Conklin of the Honolulu-Pacific FEB at 808-541-2638.

Individuals with questions regarding their 2016 donations, or charities requesting information on their pledge disbursements from the 2016 campaign should contact the Accounting Department, Aloha United Way of Hawaii at 808-536-1951.

Changes that were effective with the 2017 solicitation period include:

  1. Consolidation of 120 local campaigns to 36 campaign zones. The Hawaii-Pacific CFC is Campaign Zone 002.
  2. A change from the legacy Principal Campaign Finance Officer (PCFO) to central pledging and disbursement at a Central Campaign Administrator (CCA) and a local Outreach Coordinator (OC) in each campaign zone to assist with campaign marketing and management.
  3. Consolidation of all on-line and paper pledge management to a CCA managed central pledging web portal, which is aligned with all federal military, civilian and retired pay/annuity payroll providers. All campaign financial transactions will be managed by the CCA.
  4. Elimination of the option to pledge by cash, including elimination of CFC charity fund raisers.
  5. Elimination of all paper pledge forms after 5 campaigns under the new regulations, paper pledge forms will be accepted through the 2021 campaign, after which only electronic giving will be accepted.
  6. Federal agencies are required to provide information about the CFC to new employees at orientation. New employees may make pledges within 30 days of entry to duty, if outside of the campaign period.
  7. Retired federal annuitants and military retirees will be authorized to pledge via payroll deductions from their retired pay.   OPM will manage this process and the pledges will be credited to the campaign in which their home of record (zip code) is located.
  8. The costs of outreach approved by the LFCC, training and traveling for the LFCC, and the CCA will be recovered through application/listing feeds and/or distribution fees paid by charitable organizations. Charity application fees are due at the time of the filing of the application, and an additional listing fee will be applied to all charities approved for participation. A distribution fee may be assessed against pledges received should the application and listing fees not cover all the costs of the campaign.
  9. Volunteer hours for local charities offering this option will be accepted and a monetary equivalent of the hours donated will be credited to the local campaign.

The “legacy” local non-profit organization – Principle Campaign Finance Officer (PCFO) traditionally charged with managing the campaign receipts and disbursement to charities, marketing the campaign and helping train campaign workers is disestablished under the new regulations. The charity eligibility review process and pledge process, as well as receipt of all pledges and disbursements to charities are now managed by a Central Campaign Administrator.