|If an employee is going to contribute by payroll deduction and the employee gets paid
semi-monthly, from which paycheck will the contribution be deducted?
Employees who are paid semi-monthly will have 1/2 of their designated monthly pledge
to SECC deducted from each paycheck. The pledge year starts on December 1st, so the
first deduction for employees paid semi-monthly will be their paycheck ending December
15th. Employees who are paid monthly will see their deduction on the January 1st paycheck.
The period for payroll deduction is from December 1 to November 30. There is no overlap
from previous pledge years.
|When I choose to contribute as a payroll deduction, can I designate any state agency?
Yes. However, if you are using a paper pledge form and want to give to more that nine
(9) agencies, you will need to complete another form for the additional charities.
|What is the smallest amount someone can donate on a payroll deduction transaction?
$2.00 per month per agency code.
|When will deductions be taken if someone only opts for the 9 month pay cycle?
The deductions start with the January check and will continue until the 9 month commitment
is concluded. If someone works January - May and then returns in September, the deductions
will commence again with the September pay periods.
|How do I find out who the coordinator is for my area?
The department coordinators can be viewed by clicking on "Coordinators" and then "2015
Coordinator Listing" on the navigation panel.
|How are the funds distributed to the charities?
Contributions made by state agency employees are distributed by the State Comptroller
to participating federations, who ten send the funds along to their members. Each
university distributes funds to federations through its own payroll system. At the
local level, the Local Campaign Manager distributes the funds the same way. However,
because it is almost impossible to account for donations lost through such things
as an employee leaving or transferring, a percentage method is used to distribute
funds. At the ends of each year's campaign, the percent of funds pledged to each charity
is calculated. Each charity then receives that percentage of what is eventually collected.
Undesignated pledges are shared will all participating charities using the same percentage.
Each charity also pays its share of the cost of running the campaign (printed materials,
etc.) based upon the same percentage.