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Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work

The Department of General Services (DGS) assists with the administration of the Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work campaign. This campaign provides a single, coordinated fund-raising drive that allows state employees to direct regular contributions from their paychecks to any of the hundreds of participating charitable organizations. State employees annually donate millions of dollars to hundreds of charitable organizations.

Each year, DGS will approve the certification of charities for publication in the Donor Resource Guide. DGS also approves organizations to manage the campaign in various regions throughout the state. These organizations are known as Principal Combined Fund Drives (PCFD). All applicants must certify their exempt status under California Revenue and Taxation Code section 23701(d) and United States Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). They must also certify compliance with the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Part 2.8 (commencing with Section 12900).

State of California Employees: Please note that the "Organization Code Number" required on the Our Promise Pledge Form can be found in the Donor Resource Guide, published annually by the United Way.