What is the SCC?
The State Combined Campaign, or SCC, is a once-a-year charitable workplace payroll deduction campaign for state employees. The campaign permits state employees to give monetary support to qualified human health, welfare and human care service charities recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under 26U.S.C.501(c)(3).
In 1991, the Alabama Legislature enacted the Alabama State Employee Combined Charitable Campaign (Act No. 91-561) providing Alabama state employees the opportunity to contribute to a multitude of charities through the convenience of payroll deduction. This single convenient channel allows state employees to support their charity of choice while minimizing workplace disruption and administrative cost to Alabama taxpayers.
Who Runs the Campaign?
The SCC is independent and autonomous. Oversight of the campaign is provided by a Steering Committee composed of a Chair, appointed by the Governor, and six other members representing all three branches of state government.
Local organization and administration are accomplished through 10 Local Agency Review Committees (LARCs) comprised of state employees throughout Alabama. Local Campaign Managers support LARCs. This ensures local input from agency review to distribution of funds and other campaign procedures.
What Charities Are Eligible and How Are They Selected?
The SCC is open to health and human charities statewide. The application process is held each February. There are two classifications of charities: federations and federated agencies, and unaffiliated (independent) charities. Each charity applied to the State Steering Committee and Local Agency Review Committees for participation, with the Steering Committee reviewing statewide applications and LARCs reviewing local applications from their specified geography. State Law dictates the criteria ensuring participating agencies are good stewards with your donations. The SCC Giving Guide lists all approved charities.
Page last updated: April 11, 2017