There are two weeks left for interested parties to send OPM their comments on the proposed new CFC regs. A lot of people have been commenting, of course, though OPM will not release this correspondence until the June 7 deadline has passed. We will be sending our own comments to OPM soon, but we want to continue to share materials that have reached us, because they so effectively capture what is concerning many people about the proposed changes.
At a meeting yesterday of the National Combined Federal Campaign Committee, CFC Director Keith Willingham explained a bit more how the government will handle the comments now being received from the public regarding the proposed new CFC regulations.
The federations served by Maguire/Maguire, Inc. have released their reaction to the government’s proposed CFC regulations. Below are some of their key points.
Federal Times today reported that OPM “plans to charge charities a first-ever application fee starting in 2015 to join the Combined Federal Campaign….” The Federal Times article [no longer available online] notes that the agency’s FY 14 Budget Justification includes language that indicates OPM’s intent. OPM had previously stated its wish to institute such a fee in draft regulations released in early April 2013. The Budget Justification is a second formal document, this time intended for Congress.