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Executive Directive Number Twelve (2020)
Continuing the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign: Employee Workplace Giving and Volunteerism
Importance of the Initiative
The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is an annual charitable giving campaign created in 1997 under the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) to promote a culture of caring and giving within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The CVC assists the Commonwealth’s employees in their charitable giving by providing a single vehicle for charitable contributions that minimizes workplace disruptions and maximizes charitable contributions. Since its inception, employees of the Commonwealth have given over $50 million, including $2.2 million in 2019.
In 2010, Governor McDonnell recognized the CVC as an annual campaign and created the Advisory Council in Executive Order 26 (2010). Recognizing the importance of charitable giving by state employees, Governor McAuliffe continued the CVC through Executive Order 27 (2014). In his Executive Order, Governor McAuliffe expanded the size of the Advisory Council and established Agency Coordinators to organize the CVC within each agency.
The success of the campaign in 2020 is vital due to the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, Virginians helping Virginians when they are able is important. The CVC’s newly-designed website makes it easy for state employees to support trusted local and global charities. The website contains everything employees need to support charities, including online pledges using ePledge.
I know that state employees stand ready at a moment’s notice to step up and help where needed and, with the support and guidance of Virginia’s leadership, can accomplish anything.
Directive to all State Agencies
By virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor under Article V of the Constitution of Virginia and under the laws of the Commonwealth, including but not limited to Sections 2.2-103A and 2.2-104 of the Code of Virginia and subject to my continuing and ultimate authority and responsibility to act in such matters, I hereby authorize all agencies of the Commonwealth to renew their efforts to continue the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign as established in Executive Order 27 (2014) and supplemented by this Executive Directive.
The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign will continue to provide a responsive and convenient system to facilitate charitable giving.
The goals of the campaign will be to:
Role of the Advisory Council and Agency Coordinators
The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign will continue to be conducted annually in all state agencies through the participation and leadership of the CVC Advisory Council and the Agency CVC Coordinators:
The Director of DHRM shall continue to serve as the chairperson of the CVCAC and lead the development and implementation of the operating procedures for the campaign’s organization and administration.
Effective Date of the Executive Directive
This Executive Directive supplements Executive Order Number 27 (2014), issued by Governor Terrence R. McAuliffe. This Executive Directive shall be effective upon its signing and shall remain in full force and effect until rescinded or amended by further executive action.
Given under my hand and under the Seal of the Commonwealth of Virginia this 30th day of September, 2020.