SEFA is the solicitation of State employees in their workplaces on behalf of approved charitable organizations. SEFA is a donor designated campaign. Through SEFA, State employees can support charities of their choice through a single pledge, easily paid through a payroll deduction. SEFA is made up of 23 local campaigns that organize and conduct the annual fund raising effort in State workplaces. Each local campaign is managed by volunteers who serve on a local SEFA Committee. The Committee is comprised of State employees and representatives of labor unions and is responsible for the oversight of the local SEFA region. Within each SEFA region, a Federated Community Campaign serves as the fiscal and administrative agent.
In 2015, SEFA raised $168,747 in the Herkimer, Madison and Oneida County Region in support of hundreds of local, national and international charities.
The local SEFA Committee is comprised of State employee participants that represent the various employee bargaining units and management in the SEFA region. Only State employee participants may cast a vote with respect to decisions of the local SEFA Committee.