|Heart of the Midlands CFC: News and Updates|
OPM DIRECTOR ISSUES MEMORANDUM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
OPM CORRECTS 2016 LIST OF
APPROVED NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CHARITIES
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
There is one change to the 2016 CFC list of approved national/international charities. OPM will ensure that the changes are also made to Employee Express, myPay and CFC Nexus online searches shortly. Society of St. Andrew, The should appear in the national/international independent organization section of the 2015 CFC Charity List. Campaigns that have already printed their final Charity List must include an errata sheet that contains the information below. Online giving lists must be updated to include this charity’s information.
The Errata sheet can be printed here and the new revised list was updated electronically on Nexus yesterday.
2016-17 Kick Off and Training
Nebraska civilian, postal and military service members once again have the opportunity to support eligible nonprofit organizations throughout the world during the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The Theme this year is Show Some Love On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 7:00 am - 10:30 am at the Beardmore Event Center in Bellvue Nebraska, Campaign Managers, Keyworkers, and Local Charites from across the state attendted the event.
Key speakers included: 2016 The Heart of Midlands CFC Chair, Patrick A. McVay, SES, Director, Joint Exercises and Training USSTRATCOM,who spoke about the importance of participating for every federal employee.and how the campaign has helped create a greater impact on the lives of those we serve.
Chief Master Sergeant Patrick F. McMahon, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, USSTRATCOM, spoke about the legacy of the CFC camapaign and it's importance to the men and wowomen who serve our country in giving back to the community.
Colonel Matthew Joganich, Vice Wing Commander, 55th Wing spoke and related a story of how local charities, like the Wounded Warriors Effort, benefits those men and women in uniform who make great sacrifices that will impact thier lives and demomnstrate the courage to live life to the fullest. Immediately following the kick off was a training for all those involved in the campaign.
The Combined Federal Campaign is the official workplace giving program for the federal government of the United States. The program began in the early 1960's when U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Chairman of the Civil Service Commission John W. Macy Jr. consolidated all federal fundraising into a single campaign.
USSTRATCOM, one of nine DoD unified combatant commands, is charged with strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting.
CFC’s goal is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. Through the generous donations of federal employees, local charities are able to assist those in need, creating hope for a brighter tomorrow. However, donations are not just limited to local charities – the CFC reaches over 20,000 nonprofit organizations, providing donors with the opportunity to give both nationally and internationally.
LFCC Selects 2016-17 CFC Chair
Patrick A.McVay, SES, Director of Joint Exercises and Training at the United States Strategic Command was selected by the Heart of the Midlands CFC Local Federal Coordinatind Committee (LFCC) as the 2016-17 Campaign Chair.
"Pat" McVay is Director, Joint Exercises and Training Directorate, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He leads a directorate of 80 joint officers, government civilian employees, and defense contractors responsible for the development, coordination and execution of the command's exercise and training programs.
Mr. McVay was commissioned in the Air Force in 1977 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. During his active-duty career, he served as an instructor pilot, aircraft commander and operations officer. As a command pilot, he has more than 3,300 flight hours in the T-37, T-38, C-12 and KC-135A/R/T/RT. He was Commander, 384th Air Refueling Squadron, and Deputy Commander, 22nd Operations Group, McConnell AFB, Kan. Under his leadership, the 384th ARS was selected as the Spaatz Trophy winner, recognizing the outstanding air refueling squadron in Air Mobility Command. He also commanded the 4409th Operations Group and 4409th Air Base Group, in Southwest Asia where he led the successful transition from a flying organization to an administrative support role. He retired in February 2001 after serving as Vice Commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England.
Mr. McVay worked in the civilian community and as a Department of Defense contractor until 2003 when he joined civil service as deputy director and senior technical adviser for the Joint Exercises and Training Directorate. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2009 when he assumed his current position.
Learn More about this oustanding leader in our community at:: http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/108426/patrick-a-pat-mcvay.aspx
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