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HHS suspends CFC campaign

Oct. 16, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments

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The Health and Human Services Department has suspended its Washington-area Combined Federal Campaign activities because of the government shutdown, according to the agency.

The agency will restart its National Capital Area campaign once the government reopens, according to the agency. The agency was unable to confirm whether CFC operations across the country are also suspended because its lead CFC employee has been furloughed, according to the agency. But employees in its Atlanta region confirmed their CFC activities were suspended as well.

The Defense Department has already announced that it is suspending all of its CFC activities until the government reopens. The Pentagon decided that CFC activities are not exempt activities, although DoD employees can still pledge online in some cases.

The National Institutes of Health has already canceled a kickoff event for the agency that featured charities, food trucks and an appearance from ABC News reporter Sam Donaldson, according to an agency announcement.

The Postal Service said on Friday that its CFC activities were continuing as planned.

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