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Life in Congress: Staff Job Satisfaction and Engagement [VIDEO]

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) initiated the "Life in Congress" research series to closely examine the work demands, work/life challenges and satisfaction levels of Members of Congress and their staffs.

The third report of the series, "Life in Congress: Job Satisfaction and Engagement of House and Senate Staff," reveals what congressional staff value most about their workplace and is based on a survey of more than 1,400 staffers from the House and Senate, from both political parties, and from the Washington, D.C., and district/state offices. Additionally, researchers compared congressional staff survey results to data collected by SHRM on U.S. employees, which included various industries and organization sizes.

This six-minute video provides an overview of the report's key findings: 



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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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