Commonwealth employees serve the citizens of Kentucky every day. But many go above and beyond to volunteer in their communities as well. Below are a few examples of efforts supported by Team Kentucky.
Each year the Personnel Cabinet administers the Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign (KECC) to all employees who receive their pay through the Commonwealth.
The purpose of the campaign is to raise funds through a single source for a number of state approved charities including: Christian Appalachian Project, United Way of Kentucky, Community Health Charities, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, WHAS Crusade for Children, March of Dimes, Kosair Charities and the American Cancer Society. This eliminates the need for multiple charities to solicit donations year-round and allows employees who wish to participate the ability to do so through payroll deduction or through a one-time cash donation.
When making your pledge during the campaign window, please provide your completed
pledge form to your KECC Coordinator. Your deductions will begin with the first pay received in January and will continue through the end of the year.
When hired outside of the campaign window, you don't have to wait until the next campaign to start giving. Please provide your completed
new employee pledge form to your HR Administrator. Your deductions will begin with your next (or first) pay and will continue through the remainder of the year.
When separating or retiring from state government, you have the opportunity to make a final contribution. Please provide your completed
separation pledge form to your agency HR Administrator, indicating whether your contribution should come from your final payroll or if the gift will be given via credit card or personal check.
For more information regarding the Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign, click
here to visit their website.
KECC Pledge Form Instructions
Are you a charitable organization interested in participating? To be considered for the upcoming campaign, please download our
application and return by February 15. For more information about the requirements for the Kentucky Employees Charitable Campaign, click
Nearly every month, employees have the opportunity to help support the area's emergency needs by donating blood. Those who donate receive four hours of leave time with pay to participate and recover.
Carpool with other state employees
Give back to the environment and your pocketbook by carpooling. CarpoolKY is a great solution for helping state employees combat high gas prices, and it helps you to be a greener citizen of the Commonwealth! Relief is only a few clicks away. And best of all, it's easy! Click here for more information about ride sharing options.
The Kentucky Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism provides a number of opportunities to volunteer in your community.