Feds’ version of ‘workplace giving’ means getting paid for charity

By Luke Rosiak | Washington Examiner

Many private sector companies host annual charity drives at the end of the year where employees are encouraged to remember those less fortunate.

So does the federal government, but its version adds so many layers of overhead while paying civil servants to do charity full-time, that in some regions, the programs — known as the Combined Federal Campaign — may cost more than they raise.

Last year, for example, the Big Sky CFC in Montana spent $44,000 to raise $70,000, an overhead rate of 63 percent, according to new data from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which oversees the CFC.

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