ABSTRACT

Staff Tenure in Selected Positions in House Member Offices, 2006-2016 [November 9, 2016]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The length of time a congressional staff member spends employed in a particular position in Congress-or congressional staff tenure-is a source of recurring interest to Members, staff, and the public. A congressional office, for example, may seek this information to assess its human resources capabilities, or for guidance in how frequently staffing changes might be expected for various positions. Congressional staff may seek this type of information to evaluate and approach their own individual career trajectories. This report presents a number of statistical measures regarding the length of time House office staff stay in particular job positions. It is designed to facilitate the consideration of tenure from a number of perspectives. This report provides tenure data for a selection of 16 staff position titles that are typically used in House Member offices, and information on how to use those data for different purposes. The positions include Administrative Director, Casework Supervisor, Caseworker, Chief of Staff, Communications Director, Counsel, District Director, Executive Assistant, Field Representative, Legislative Assistant, Legislative Correspondent, Legislative Director, Office Manager, Press Secretary, Scheduler, and Staff Assistant."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44682
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2016-11-09
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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