The Combined Federal Campaign is a fund raising campaign for all federal employees, both civilian and military. The guidelines and regulations for this campaign are set up in the Federal Register issued by the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, D.C. National and international health and human service agencies apply to the Office of Personnel Management to be included in the Combined Federal Campaign.
At the local level, the Office of Personnel Management has ruled that the selection of health and human service agencies participation in the campaign be selected by the Local Federal Coordinating Committee, which is made up of local federal agency heads which govern the Local Combined Federal Campaign. The selection is made using the guidelines set up by the O.P.M.
The United Way of Laredo family of agencies are local beneficiaries of the Combined Federal Campaign, and at the same time, the United Way of Laredo office applied and has been accepted to serve as the Principal Combined Fund Organization, which is the administrative arm of the Combined Federal Campaign.
The Local Federal Coordinating Committee Chair is Gene Garza, Director of Field Operations for Customs and Border Protection. Other federal employees who have volunteered to serve on this committee include: Chief Robert L. Harris-CBP- US Border Patrol Laredo Sector, Alex Amaro-DHS ICE, Adriana Escamilla-CBP, Kristy Fitzhenry-DHS ICE, Julian H. Flores, Jr.-CBP US Border Patrol, Stephen Hall-US Marshall’s Office, David Gonzalez-CBP, Blanca Lerma-TSA, Rudy Lerma-CBP, Angie Lopez-SSA, Maria Lourdes “Lulu” Lopez-DEA, Grace Medina-CBP-BP, Rosie Rodriguez-US District Clerk, Anna Tamez, Noe Sanchez-CBP Field Operations, Eziquiel Sauceda- US DOT, Gaby Serna-CBP, Mary Ellen Smyth- US Attorney’s Office, Armando Villalon-USPS and David Villarreal-FBI.
Combined Federal Campaign monies designated for the United Way of Laredo family agencies are counted in the Government and Community Service Division of the United Way of Laredo campaign.
The Combined Federal Campaign utilizes different brochures, pledge cards, report forms, and they have a logo of their own. For more information on the nation CFC campaign you can go to www.opm.gov/cfc/