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In 1984, Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. created the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) through Executive Order. The SECC is the only authorized fundraising campaign permitted to solicit charitable contributions in the state employee workplace. As the official workplace giving campaign for state employees, the SECC operates under regulations codified in Title 1, Chapter 35 of the NC Administrative Code. North Carolina General Statutes authorize the SECC to offer payroll deduction as an option for state employees contributing to one or more of the charitable organizations approved to participate in the annual campaign. The SECC provides state employees and retirees an opportunity and choice in directing their contributions to charitable organizations through a uniform and systematic process. 


The principal aim of the SECC is to strengthen and sustain North Carolina communities and citizens. The campaign gives state employees and retirees an opportunity to support charitable organizations that are accountable, fiscally sound, and committed to improving the quality of life in our state, nation and the world.