The State Employee Combined Appeal Campaign (SECA), Pennsylvania’s annual combined charitable giving campaign for employees, gets under way this week, according to Nancy Pinto of the Clearfield Area United Way.
“We have delivered information to nearby state agencies and local coordinators. This annual campaign is where employees have the opportunity to donate to any of hundreds of participating non-profit agencies,” Pinto explained.
The annual campaign, which runs from September through October, gives employees the opportunity to either donate by signing up for a payroll deduction, or contributing via credit card, check, cash or money order.
This year, commonwealth employees who have access to employee self-service (ESS) can also support SECA by pledging online at www.myWorkplace.state.pa.us.
The state hopes to realize benefits from the new online process, including: cost savings, convenience, accuracy and environmental impact (by moving away from the use of paper pledge forms and resource guides). For other information, employees can visit www.seca.state.pa.us.
Please note that non-ESS users will continue to pledge using the paper forms and resource guides. Also, employees wishing to make a one-time donation by check still must use paper forms.
Ample quantities of forms will be made available to all agencies. If you have questions or need assistance with online pledging, please contact the HR Service Center, available weekdays from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 866-377-2672.
In the SECA Campaign Resource Guide, the valuable services these agencies provide range from conserving natural resources to providing assistance to the elderly, or providing shelter for a needy family — in Pennsylvania, the nation or the world.
Eight umbrella agencies are United Ways throughout Pennsylvania, United Negro College Fund, Wildlands Conservancy, America’s Charities, Communities Health Charities, Independent Charities of America, Christian Service Charities and Global Impact.