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Special Solicitation for Victims of Hurricane Irma

Friday, September 8, 2017
From: 
KATHLEEN M. McGETTIGAN, ACTING DIRECTOR

The previous authority to Department and Agency Heads to allow a special solicitation of Federal employees at the workplace for Hurricane Harvey victims is hereby extended to include  the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and areas in Florida that have been damaged by Hurricane Irma.  As a reminder, this authority is for emergency relief related to both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Departments or Agencies must identify the 501(c)(3) charity or charities that will receive the contributions and special solicitations must conclude no later than September 29, 2017.  OPM continues to monitor this emergency and assess the need to expand disaster relief that may become necessary in other areas as Hurricane Irma progresses.