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Key Dates (2014-15)

Date Event
September 1 - December 15, 2014 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) official solicitation period. --  5 CFR §950.102(a)
September 15, 2014 Deadline for Local Federal Coordinating Committees (LFCC) to send paper copies of the 2014 CFC Audit Guide reports and supporting documentation to OPM.  (Campaigns sending the documents electronically have a deadline of September 30, 2014.)
September 30, 2014 Deadline for Local Federal Coordinating Committees (LFCC) to send electronic copies of the 2013 CFC Audit Guide reports and supporting documentation to OPM.  (Campaigns sending paper documents have a deadline of September 15, 2014.)
October 31, 2014 Deadline for Disbursement of Third-Quarter Disbursements to 2013 CFC Designated Charities
November 13, 2014 2014 CFC National/International Charity Application Training 10AM – Noon  U.S. Office of Personnel Management Contact cfc@opm.gov to RSVP.
November 28, 2014 2014 Principal Combined Fund Organization (PCFO) financial information for payroll disbursements due to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).  (A form will be sent to PCFOs via email.)
December 1, 2014 OPM will begin to accept 2015 National/International applications
December 15, 2014 OPM transmits PCFO financial information to Federal payroll offices for disbursements to be made during the 2015 pay year.

Recommended deadline for LFCC decisions on 2015 campaign mergers and expansions.

Recommended deadline for LFCCs to advertise for 2015 PCFO applications via Public Notice.  The application period must be open a minimum 21 calendar days, but it is recommended that it remain open for 30 calendar days.  --  5 CFR §950.104(c)

January 15, 2015 Closing date for 2015 National/International Independent Organization and Federation CFC applications(Must be received in CFC Office no later than 5:00pm EST.  Late applications will not be considered.)
January 23, 2015 Recommended deadline for 2015 PCFO Applications to the LFCC.
February ;6, 2015 Deadline for LFCCs to select a PCFO – 5 CFR §950.801(a)(3)
February 18-19, 2015 National CFC Training for LFCCs and PCFOs (Fort Worth, TX)
February 23, 2015 Recommended opening date for 2015 local applications.  (Recommended date only - LFCCs may determine a different opening date, provided the closing date is on or before April 1, 2015.)
February 27, 2015 Deadline for campaigns to submit OPM Form 1417 (2014 campaign results) to OPM.
March 2, 2015 CFC Charity Registry is available for local campaign data entry.
March 13, 2015 Deadline for PCFOs to notify 2014 CFC-participating charities and federations of the total designations, share of undesignated amounts, and the names and contact information for donors who authorized the release of their information. – 5 CFR §950.901(i)(1)
March 31,  2015 Deadline for PCFOs to make final disbursement of 2013 campaign funds.
April 1, 2015 Deadline for all campaigns to begin disbursement of 2014 campaign funds. – 5 CFR §950.901(i)(2)

Deadline for 2015 Local application period.  Campaigns may set an earlier application deadline.  Local organizations should contact their local CFC office for more information.

April 23, 2015 Deadline for PCFOs to enter all 2015 charity application data (except eligibility decisions) in to the CFC Charity Registry.
April 30, 2015 Deadline for LFCC to notify local organizations of eligibility decisions and, if approved, 5-digit codes, in writing. -- 5 CFR §950.204(e). All decisions must be based on OPM’s verification of 501(c)(3) statuses in the CFC Charity Registry. Any organization that was not cleared in the registry must be denied by the LFCC. The LFCC must approve and document the procedure by which it is informed of the OPM’s verification of 501(c)(3) statuses.
May 14, 2015 LFCCs begin receiving appeals within seven (7) business days of the date of receipt of the initial LFCC decision or fourteen (14) calendar days from the date the decision was mailed, whichever is earlier.
June 5, 2015 Deadline for decisions by LFCC on all local organization appeals.

Deadline for all eligibility decisions to be entered in to the CFC Charity Registry.

June 12, 2015 Deadline for campaigns to update records based on local appeal decisions and to request issuance of OPM-approved final local charity lists. Local campaign access to the CFC Charity Registry is closed.
June 30, 2015 Target for completion of 2015 National/International List of Participating Agencies (sent to campaigns via email)
July 31, 2015 Deadline for Disbursement of Second-Quarter Disbursements to 2014 CFC Designated Charities

Target date for OPM to complete Local appeals.

August 3, 2015 2015 CFC Audit Guide reports and supporting documentation must be submitted to the LFCC.
August 7, 2015 Issuance of 2015 Universal Giving List of Approved Charities
September 1 – December 15, 2015 2015 Combined Federal Campaign Official Solicitation Period. -- 5 CFR §950.102(a)
September 15, 2015 Deadline for Local Federal Coordinating Committees (LFCC) to send paper copies of the 2015 CFC Audit Guide reports and supporting documentation to OPM.  (Campaigns sending the documents electronically have a deadline of September 30, 2015.)
September 30, 2015 Deadline for Local Federal Coordinating Committees (LFCC) to send electronic copies of the 2015 CFC Audit Guide reports and supporting documentation to OPM.  (Campaigns sending paper documents have a deadline of September 15, 2015.)
October 31, 2015 Deadline for Disbursement of Third-Quarter Disbursements to 2014 CFC Designated Charities

 

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