2013 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign
*Important Dates to Know- The COMECC pledge cards and brochures will be mailed to you through campus mail by Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Each department will receive only a few brochures in order to help cut the costs of this program. You may view an online brochure at www.comecc.net. You will have until Monday, December 10, 2012 to make a donation. Please keep in mind, there are several ways to make a donation. Please read below for more information.
*Frequently Asked Questions
What is COMECC? The Commonwealth of
Massachusetts Employees Charitable Campaign, established in 1984, is governed by
Executive Order 451. COMECC, the only authorized payroll deduction workplace
solicitation, is conducted under the authority of the Secretary of
Administration & Finance. COMECC is voluntary and it affords state employees the
opportunity to support private, nonprofit health and human services and
environmental organizations. Each year, the Secretary selects a Statewide
Campaign Manager for overall management of the campaign and a Local Campaign
Manager to conduct and manage COMECC in each of the regions.
Why COMECC? COMECC is the one opportunity state employees have to share in the spirit of giving, in order to assist those who might be experiencing hardship or temporary crisis in their lives. Your one-time contribution or gift through payroll deduction can make a significant difference in the lives of children, families and communities across the state, the country and the world.
What is the easiest way to give?
Giving through payroll deduction is easy and convenient. You are provided with a paper pledge form where you can select payroll deduction for 26 weeks, a one time deduction, or a one time check (made out to COMECC). You can also give online through www.COMECC.net, either payroll deduction for 26 weeks, one time payroll deduction, or by credit card. If you did not receive a pledge form, you can print out a blank one from www.COMECC.net or contact Allison Pickup at x6126. You determine the amount you would like to contribute, as well as which agency(ies) or federation(s) will receive your contribution, and we do the rest. You must turn in your pledge card (white and pink portion) to Allison Pickup in the Office of Human Resources no later than MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th.
Can I write a check? Yes. See Step 2 (Direct Payment) on pledge card. Please make check payable to COMECC.
How do I pledge at www.COMECC.net? Pledging online at www.COMECC.net is secure, quick and simple. You can either look for a charity and then enter the e-pledge site, or go to the log-in page directly by clicking on those headings located on the left side panel. Most State employee information has been pre-entered, so you will be identified when logging in with your employee number. If your name is not pre-entered or you are a new employee, there is a screen that allows you to put in your work information so you can proceed. You choose the method of giving, and then can browse the charities and pick the one or ones you wish to support through COMECC.
How do I give by credit card or other one time payroll deduction donation? Giving by credit card can be done at www.COMECC.net . Employees can log-in and follow the prompts to select payment options for credit card giving and for choosing a recipient charity or charities. If you wish to give through one time payroll deduction, employees can also do that online or via their paper pledge card by filling in Step 1A, then checking One Time on Step 1B. You must turn in your pledge card (white and pink portion) to Allison Pickup in the Office of Human Resources no later than MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th.
If I want to donate using the pledge card, where do I send the pledge card ?
You must turn in your pledge card (white and pink portion) to Allison Pickup
in the Office of Human Resources no later than MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th.
Can I change or cancel my pledge? Yes. Simply notify your agency's payroll office and the change will be made. This can be done at any time.
How is my gift distributed? You, the employee, determine who will receive your gift. When you give to COMECC, you have the choice of designating all or part of your gift to a particular agency or federation listed in this brochure.
How much of my gift is used towards fund raising and administrative costs? Through the outstanding oversight efforts of COMECC, less than 10% of the funds raised are used for fund raising and administrative costs. Because this cost is so low compared with other fund-raising campaigns, every dollar you pledge goes a very long way toward helping others.
What happens to my gift if I do not designate it to a specific agency? The undesignated dollars are distributed to all of the organizations participating in COMECC in the same proportion that they received designations in the campaign.
Can I be acknowledged for my gift from the charity I designate? Yes. A request for acknowledgement of your gift by the agency(ies) or federation(s) you designated can be made by simply completing sections 6 and 7 on the pledge card with your name, address and signature along with checking the "I DO" box which verifies that you wish your information to be released to the charities. If contributing online at www.COMECC.net, you also will be able to indicate whether or not you wish to be acknowledged. The Local Campaign Manager will forward your request to the agency(ies) or federation(s) responsible for responding.
What if the charity I wish to give to is not listed? Hopefully you can find another charity of your liking for this year.
In the mean time, send the charity's name, contact phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will put the charity on our mailing list to contact them in the spring regarding the application process for the following campaign season.
If I need help or have questions, who should I call ? If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call Allison Pickup, Human Resources Generalist at x6126 or through email email@example.com.
Last Modified: November 6, 2012