We have updated our review of the comments submitted to OPM regarding their proposed CFC regulations. Generally, the concerns revealed in our preliminary review have continued to surface as we have read more of the submissions.
OPM’s proposal to charge charities an upfront, non-refundable application fee appears to have drawn more comments – and more opposition – than any other suggested change to the CFC. The elimination of LFCCs, PCFOs, and the printed directory also appear to have generated a great deal of concern.
A House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee may convene a hearing in late June or early July to receive testimony on OPM’s proposed regulations. Sean Reilly of the Federal Times reported this possibility on his blog yesterday [post no longer available).
The CFC federations of the Workplace Giving Alliance today submitted comments to OPM regarding the agency’s draft Combined Federal Campaign regulations. We expressed our support for some of the suggested changes and our concern about other aspects of the draft regulations.
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.