Working on the Hill

William Gray at LegBranch.org: In 2011, the Congressional Management Foundation surveyed more than 1,400 congressional staff and asked an open-ended question: What does working in Congress mean to you? They received more than 600 responses and the answers are just as...

Paying Congressional Staff

Jim Kolbe and Vic Fazio at the Arizona Daily Star: Whether as a member or a staffer, working on Capitol Hill is a public service and inevitably comes with sacrifice, including a lower salary than the private sector. However, the current Congress doesn’t just ask for...

Staff Salaries

Katherine Tully-McManus and Heather Caygle at Politico: House staffers are abuzz with the news that the chamber is lifting a salary cap for top employees that forced high-ranking and expert aides to accept salaries below those of members, which have been frozen for...

The Staff Academy

Catherine Szpindor, Chief Administrative Officer at House of Representatives, testified before the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: CAO training has evolved. It began with a few classrooms where you could learn WordPerfect and other technical...