The United Combined Federal Campaign, which supports 768 human-service agencies, began its 1990-1991 fund drive Wednesday, Oct. 3, with special ceremonies at the NCO Club at Hill Air Force Base.

Salt Lake Postmaster Kenneth R. Prentiss, chairman of the campaign executive board, said campaign volunteers raised $1.6 million last year, a 32.2 percent increase over 1988 and the highest increase of any of the 500 Combined Federal Campaigns nationwide."Our campaign goal this year is to increase the percentage of employees who participate," Prentiss said. "Last year, 50 percent of all Utah federal employees made donations to the fund drive."

Other federal employees heading the annual campaign are Ogden Postmaster Robert W. Johnson, campaign chairman; and U.S. Navy Capt. C.D. Correll, commander of Defense Depot Ogden, who is chairman-elect of next year's campaign.

Members of the board of directors are Robert Wenzel, director of the Ogden Service Center of the Internal Revenue Service; Brig. Gen. John C. Griffith, vice commander of the Air Logistics Center at Hill AFB; Stan Tixier, regional forester; Dr. Laurence E. Lassen, director, Intermountain Research Center; Markus B. Zimmer, U.S. District Court; Douglas Wadsworth, director, Veterans Administration Regional Office; Provo Postmaster Richard Woolums; Col. Roy Willis, commander, Tooele Army Depot; Bill Sholle, union representative; and James Parker, state director of the Bureau of Land Management.