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State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee (SECC)

    • Next Review Date: 2024-2025 Review Cycle - 89th Legislative Session
    • Last Review Date: 2012-2013 Review Cycle - 83rd Legislative Session

    Sunset Review Documents for 2012-2013 Review Cycle, 83rd Legislative Session

    Legislative Documents

    Final Results from Last Sunset Report

    The following material summarizes results of the 2012-2013 Sunset review of the State Employee Charitable Campaign, including statutory changes made through Senate Bill 217 (83R) and a management action directed to the State Policy Committee that does not require statutory change.  For additional information see the State Employee Charitable Campaign Sunset Final Report with Legislative Action.

    Continuation and Governance

    • Continues SECC for four years until 2017.
    • Restructures the composition and terms of the State Policy Committee and applies standard Sunset Across-the-Board recommendations to the Committee.
    • Specifically charges the State Policy Committee with providing leadership for the Campaign, including developing a strategic plan and overall budget.

    Campaign Eligibility and Structure

    • Removes the statutory exemption that allowed charities that participated in the Campaign before 2003 to continue to participate even though their administrative costs exceeded 25 percent of revenues.
    • Requires the State Policy Committee develop and enter into a contract with the State Campaign Manager to administer the Campaign.
    • Requires the existence of both statewide and local campaigns, but removes the statutory requirements and specificity for Local Employee Committees and Local Campaign Managers.
    • Requires the State Policy Committee to ensure the appropriate distribution of state employee and retiree donations to charities.
    • Requires the Comptroller to provide the State Policy Committee with administrative assistance in overseeing the Campaign.
    • Restructures the State Employee Charitable Campaign Advisory Committee.

    Administrative Efficiency

    • Clarifies that the combined administrative expenses of the Campaign cannot exceed 10 percent of all charitable donations raised.
    • Directs the State Policy Committee to evaluate and streamline SECC’s current processes, organization, and structure. (management action – nonstatutory)
    • Requires the State Policy Committee, in conjunction with the State Campaign Manager, to maintain on the SECC website, annual summary information about the Campaign’s performance.