An administrative rule guides the state on what's appropriate regarding soliciting state employees for charitable causes. The following excerpt from OAR 125-030-0006 (formerly 121-030-0000) clarifies that state government restricts charity drives:
"No organized charitable solicitations of state employees in state offices, facilities or other places of employment shall be permitted without prior approval of the Director of the Department of Administrative Services.
"All solicitations by charitable organizations that are approved in accordance with this rule shall be made in one combined annual fund drive for cash contributions or payroll deductions that shall be conducted on dates established by order of the Director of the Department of Administrative Services.
"OAR chapter 125, division 30, does not apply to the Governor’s Annual Food Drive, the annual Christmas Toys for Joy Program or the Campaign for Equal Justice."
Administrative Rule 125-030-0006