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LFCC Principal Duties

As the leader of CFC activities in your area you should be aware of and involved in most campaign activities. As Chair, you might want to formally delegate some aspects of the PCFO’s supervision to members of your committee. CFC’s regulations (see CFC Regulation on the Table of Contents) provide detailed instructions for LFCC and PCFO responsibilities. This section of the manual addresses several of the most important tasks for which the LFCC is responsible.

Managing the Workplace Campaign

Tasks in this category emphasize your role as steward of one of the nation’s leading giving campaigns. CFC campaigns are intended to be inclusive and to provide every eligible Federal worker with an opportunity to participate. It is important to remember that, as Chair of the LFCC, you are responsible for CFC at every Federal worksite within your campaign’s geographical area – not just at the agency at which you are employed.


Leadership and Committee Structure

There is considerable variation in the length of tenure that LFCC Chairs serve. It is highly desirable to preserve institutional memory and stability within a campaign. So, it is useful to recruit one or two LFCC Vice-Chairs to serve each year. This structure provides for additional assistance in handling the management of the campaign and allows for effective leadership succession, when needed. Similarly, it is desirable for an LFCC Chair to continue as an LFCC member for at least one year after your tenure as Chair is over.


Evaluation of Applications for CFC Participation

The selection of local charities to participate in CFC campaigns is a function reserved for the LFCC. A campaign’s PCFO may be an effective facilitator to assist in processing local applications, but no PCFO may actually approve or recommend approval of any charity’s application. If desired, it is permissible for PCFOs to receive applications, check them for completeness and package them for LFCC review. The PCFO may also prepare and mail letters signed by an LFCC representative notifying a charity of the action taken (approval/disapproval) in response its application.


Selection and Supervision of the PCFO

The PCFO is the administrator and fiscal agent of the local campaign. It is subject to the direction and control of the LFCC in every aspect of its operation. As Chair of the LFCC, one of your first official tasks will be to work with your committee to select a PCFO for the annual campaign by March 15. It is important that your LFCC make all eligible and interested nonprofit organizations aware of the opportunity to act as the local campaign’s PCFO.

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