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Charitable campaign begins Sept. 9

Kathleen Harper, a human resources program and policy analyst at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC, oversees the Postal Service’s Combined Federal Campaign efforts.

The latest Combined Federal Campaign will begin Monday, Sept. 9, and run through Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.

The campaign, also known as the CFC, allows federal employees, retirees and contractors to contribute to more than 7,000 charitable organizations.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) organizes the campaign, which will continue to use its “Show Some Love” theme, introduced in 2016.

“We’re excited about this latest campaign. OPM has listened to feedback and implemented changes to make donating easier and more secure,” said Kathleen Harper, a human resources program and policy analyst who oversees the Postal Service’s CFC efforts.

During this year’s campaign, postal workers can use their employee identification number instead of their Social Security number on payroll deduction pledges made through the online donation system and paper pledge forms.

USPS employees pledged $7.7 million during the most recent CFC cycle, exceeding the organization’s goal by 20 percent.

The Postal Service’s CFC team is working to ensure USPS has another successful campaign.

“We’re training campaign managers and keyworkers across the country to make sure employees have the information and support they need to show more love than ever,” Harper said.

Letter Carrier Rodolfo Cortez, who serves as a CFC keyworker at the Waipahu Post Office in Honolulu, looks forward to seeing increased donations this campaign.

“I have fliers and other materials, and will be encouraging employees to give whatever they can afford,” he said. “I’ll also be reminding new employees that they can contribute, too.”

In Capital Metro Area’s Richmond District, Letter Carrier Karen Brown, a campaign coordinator, said she is excited to “show employees that the funds they donate are really going to people in need.”

Those who pledged volunteer hours during the previous campaign can fulfill their commitments before the end of the year.

Employees with questions can email the CFC team.

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