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Giving for State Employee Charitable Campaign Open Now through Oct. 31

The University of Houston-Downtown has begun its annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC). The SECC is a statutorily authorized workplace campaign for state higher education employees in Texas. It gives full-time faculty and staff members the opportunity to give to the charities of their choice, either through one-time gifts or through payroll deduction.

University president Bill Flores recently invited all employees to take a few minutes to review the list of over 600 charitable organizations listed in the SECC directory, and to consider making a donation.

Employees are permitted to allocate a gift to up to six different charities and to make contributions throughout the year by payroll deduction or check payment. He recognized the SECC as a convenient way for individuals to support causes about which they are passionate, while supporting UHD's commitment to civic engagement.

UHD faculty and staff gave more than $37,000 last year with over 200 donors participating in the drive. Departmental SECC coordinators will contact their respective teams during the next week with more information about how to participate. Donation forms and the charity directory are available in room N912 of the One Main building. The campaign will run through Oct. 31. Inquiries about the campaign should be directed to Rob Jarrett, the campus SECC chair.