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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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Communicating with Congress The Internet forever changed how citizens and Congress interacts. The goal of this project is to facilitate a more meaningful democratic dialogue.

 

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Gold Mouse Project
Congress should effectively communicate with and serve citizens online. CMF assesses congressional websites to identify best and innovative practices that can be more widely adopted by the House and Senate.

 

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Inside the Hill
Produced by Founding Partner Fleishman-Hillard, this video series allows you to hear directly from Members and staff on how technology is changing the way Congress works.

 

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Life in Congress
This novel research project by CMF and the Society for Human Resource Management has two goals: identify the factors that motivate congressional staff and shed some light on Congress as a workplace.

 

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21st Century Town Hall Meetings CMF seeks to continue our innovative work in this area by conducting comparative research on in-person town halls, online town halls, and telephone town halls.