The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides regulatory oversight and procedural guidance for the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) throughout the nation. Currently, CFC is organized on a regional basis.
The CFC in the DC/Metro region is known as the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA). CFCNCA is directly overseen and regulated by a managing board of federal employees known as the Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC).
The LFCC selects a not-for-profit organization to administer the local campaign and act as a fiscal agent under the LFCC's direction. The selected not-for-profit organization is called the Principal Combined Fund Organization (PCFO). The current PFCO for CFCNCA is Global Impact.
The PCFO appoints an Executive Director. The Executive Director manages a campaign staff in administering the campaign through fundraising, marketing, technology, training, and fund distribution.
The campaign staff is augmented during the busiest times of the year by federal employees called Loaned Executives (LEs). These LEs work full-time with campaign staff for approximately six months to support campaigns and review charity applications.