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Personal Staff Network

Word cloud for PSNThere are 34,000 staff that work for the nation’s state legislatures and 11,000 staff, almost one-in-three, are personal staff. NCSL defines personal staff as, “staff that work directly for a state legislator or as part of a small team reporting directly to a legislator. The legislator provides supervision and direction of the staff’s work product. Their workplace might be located at the capital or at a district office.”

The Personal Staff Network seeks to connect staff from across the country, who work directly for a legislator, that are interested in networking, sharing ideas and learning important skills that will help them perform their job. Through this shared connection, the  Network helps to strengthen the abilities of personal staff to support their boss and the legislative institution.

 

LEGISLATIVE STAFF MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

LSMI logoJuly 12-19, 2014
Application deadline: May 2

Plan to attend this unique eight-day executive management training program designed for senior staff and those on their way to such positions. Learn practical application of tools to meet increasingly complex policy and management demands confronting legislatures. Develop and enhance your management and leadership skills.

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WEBINAR: MAKING READERS CARE ABOUT YOUR WRITING

Globe with keyboardLegislators & Legislative Staff Only
Friday, April 25, 2014

This one-hour webinar presents the concept of issue-driven writing as a way to connect with legislative audiences.

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ACCESS ARCHIVED WEBINARS

Weinbar GlobeDo you have an hour? Visit our archived webinar page to learn more about pressing issues facing state legislatures or engage in learning opportunities that assist in your professional growth.

 



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PERSONAL STAFF SURVEY

Laptop NCSL surveyed state legislative chambers in an effort to learn more about personal staff in state legislatures. The purpose of the surveys was to identify the legislatures, or legislative chambers, that employ personal stuf and learn more about how these staff are hired, their responsibilities, their conditions of employment, and how they are trained.  

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NCSL AND YOU

Notepad As a legislative staff  member, you are automatically a member of NCSL. Learn more about the many resources, services and opportunities that NCSL can provide to you!

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