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CMF publishes a series of management guidebooks used by staff in House and Senate offices. To produce these books, CMF studies the best practices of congressional offices, and applies top private-sector management ideas to Congress.

Management Guides

Congressional Intern Handbook: A Guide for Interns and Newcomers to Capitol Hill
Closing a Congressional Office
Developing Job Descriptions
Insider's Guide to Research on Capitol Hill
Keeping It Local: A Guide for Managing Congressional District & State Offices
Life in Congress: Aligning Work and Life in the U.S. House and Senate
Life in Congress: Job Satisfaction and Engagement of House and Senate Staff
Life in Congress: The Member Perspective
Managing Changes in Budgets & Benefits
Managing the 2012 Budget Cuts in House Offices
Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide
Working in Congress: The Staff Perspective

Salary and Employment Studies

2004 House Staff Employment Study
Senate Salary, Tenure, and Demographic Data: 1991–2001
2001 Senate Staff Employment Study

Communications and Technology Guides

#SocialCongress: Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill
Communicating with Congress: Perceptions of Citizen Advocacy on Capitol Hill
Communicating with Congress: Recommendations for Improving the Democratic Dialogue
Communicating with Congress: How the Internet Has Changed Citizen Engagement
Communicating with Congress: How Capitol Hill is Coping with the Surge in Citizen Advocacy
112th Congress Gold Mouse Awards: Best Practices in Online Communications on Capitol Hill

View the full list of communications & technology reports


Purchasing CMF Publications

Please contact us at or 202-546-0100.

Congressional offices will receive an invoice via email and with their order. District/state offices will incur shipping fees, unless copies are hand-delivered to DC office.

Non-congressional offices must pay in advance before publications will be shipped. After receiving your order, a CMF staff member will calculate shipping & handling and contact you with the total charges.



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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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