Leadership Staff Section, E-Mail Discussion Group (LSS Listserv)
Do you have a question about how other states handle an issue or a problem that you’ve encountered? The Leadership Staff Section (LSS) listserv is an electronic discussion group. It provide an e-mail form for information exchange to legislative leadership staff and others interested in leadership issues.
LSS listserv subscribers may post questions to the list. Every question sent to the list’s address is automatically distributed to all LSS listserv subscribers. In return, any subscriber’s response to a listserv e-mail is automatically transmitted to all other subscribers.
NCSL staff use the listserv to distribute meeting announcements and other association information.
NCSL Listserv Use Policy
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: When you send or reply to a question on a listserv, all subscribers will be able to view your inquiry or message.
NCSL staff section listservs are open to all registered legislative members and staff.
To subscribe to the LSS listserv, send an e-mail requesting a subscription to LSS-L to Natalie O'Donnell Wood, the LSS liaison and listserv administrator. In your e-mail, please provide the following:
Title (for example—Chief of Staff, Legislative Assistant, etc.)
Office (for example—Office of the Speaker, Office of the Minority Leader, etc.)
Chamber (for example—Senate, House or Assembly)
You will receive a welcome message that confirms your subscription and describes how to post messages to (and to be removed from) the listserv. It’s a good idea to save those instructions.
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: When you send (or reply to) a question on the LSS listserv, all subscribers receive your inquiry or message.
To post a message to the LSS listserv, send an e-mail message addressed to LSS-L@ncsl.org. In the subject field, please put a brief description of the topic of your message. In the body of the message, present your questions or comments. Also, include your name and contact information at the bottom of every message, so others may contact you individually if they choose. When you hit "Send," your message will be sent to all subscribers on the list.
Also, if confidentiality is important, LSS listserv subscribers may ask Natalie O'Donnell Wood, the LSS liaison, to post questions.
Replying to Messages
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: When you send (or reply to) a question on the LSS listserv, all subscribers receive your inquiry or message. To respond privately to someone who posted a message or response to the LSS listserv, DO NOT reply to the listserv message. Instead, send a new message to that person’s individual e-mail address.
To respond to any inquiry posted to the LSS listserv, just hit "Reply" and type in your response. Again, please include your name and contact information at the end of your message, so others may contact you individually if they choose. When you hit "Send," your response will be sent to all subscribers on the list.
To Be Removed (Unsubscribe)
To be removed (to unsubscribe) from the LSS listserv, DO NOT SEND (OR REPLY TO) A LISTSERV MESSAGE. Please send an individual e-mail message to Natalie O'Donnell Wood. In either the subject line or the body of the message, put the word UNSUBSCRIBE.
For More Information
If you have any questions about or problems with the LSS listserv, please contact:
Natalie O'Donnell Wood
NCSL Liaison to the Leadership Staff Section (LSS)