Community Involvement, Inside CDCR Video, Our Promise

Secretary Allison kicks off 2020 Our Promise campaign

Oct. 5 marks day one of the 2020 CDCR Our Promise campaign. Throughout the month of October, CDCR employees will share their reasons for giving, information about the organizations they support, and ways to help others that go beyond financial contributions.

Secretary Kathleen Allison kicks off the 2020 CDCR Our Promise campaign with this video message (also on YouTube). She shares how proud she is of the generosity demonstrated year-round by CDCR and CCHCS staff.

Our Promise: State Employees Giving Back at Work is a statewide initiative through which staff can make one-time or ongoing charitable donations through voluntary payroll deductions to a nonprofit of their choice. And remember: There are many ways to give, whether through financial contributions, giving your time, or spreading the word about an organization that’s important to you.

This year’s Our Promise campaign is 100 percent online. The State Controller’s Office has introduced Cal Employee Connect, a web-based, self-service portal for California state employees. This portal allows employees to access their pay warrants online as well as donate to the Our Promise Campaign without the need for the paper forms.

Stay tuned to the Inside CDCR and CDCR’s social media accounts throughout the month for updates about Our Promise, including interviews with staff and the organizations they support.

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Share your passion for helping. We want to feature YOU! CDCR and CCHCS staff go above and beyond each day by giving back to their communities. Please share your photos, videos, or messages about you and your co-workers’ charitable efforts and the organizations you support, and we’ll feature them on Inside CDCR and social media. Send to Our Promise Campaign Chair and Co-Chair Sonia Mercado and Krissi Khokhobashvili (both emails can be found in Global).