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October is National Work & Family Month

Are you interested in how more flexible workplace policies can enhance the productivity and retention of staff but concerned that it's not possible in Congress? Join us Oct. 15 for a roundtable discussion on how to make it work for your office.

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113th Congress Gold Mouse Awards

On Monday, April 28, CMF announced the winners of the 113th Congress Gold Mouse Awards! Learn more about our process and criteria, as well as about our first-ever awards for social media.

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Communicating with Congress

The Internet forever changed how citizens and Members of Congress interact. The goal of this project is to reduce barriers, facilitate increased citizen participation in the public policy process, and promote a meaningful democratic dialogue that benefits our country.

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Work-Life in Congress

As part of the "Life in Congress" research project, CMF and the Society for Human Resource Management are presenting a series of programs focused on improving the work-life of congressional staff.

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Managing Changes in Budgets & Benefits

CMF's survey of senior congressional staff indicates that reduced office budgets and changes to staff healthcare could lead to a significant number of staff departures.

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Recent Updates

Strategy & Planning

 

Managing the 2012 Budget Cuts in House Offices

House offices are facing an unprecedented management challenge – cutting their annual spending sharply in two successive years. To help offices manage this difficult process, CMF produced a short manual containing 46 budget-cutting ideas and strategies for saving on big-ticket and small-ticket items.

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CMF works internally with House and Senate offices to foster improved management practices. From interns to Chiefs of Staff to Members themselves, CMF provides services adapted to the unique congressional environment. Read more

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ABOUT CMF

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CMF is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to helping Congress and its Members meet the evolving needs and expectations of an engaged and informed 21st century citizenry.

Our work focuses on improving congressional operations and enhancing citizen engagement through research, publications, training, and management services.

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