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Research and Committee Staff Section

Word cloud for RACCSWelcome to RACSS, the organization for legislative staff involved in research, policy analysis, committee staffing or constituent services. RACSS members work for legislative research or chamber offices, caucuses, committees or individual legislators.

RACSS presents programs in conjunction with NCSL’s Legislative Summit and at periodic professional development seminars. RACSS regularly sponsors webinars to enhance research skills for legislative staff and publishes a periodic newsletter to keep members informed about RACSS activities.

 

COPYRIGHT WEBINAR

webinar globe LRL and RACSS are cosponsoring a webinar, State Government Information and the Copyright Conundrum, on May 7, 2014. Unlike federal government documents, which are generally in the public domain, state government documents are generally copyrighted, limiting their distribution and digital archiving.

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LSMI 2014

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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THE LEGISLATURE AS A CAREER

 

An initiative from the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee is aimed at recruiting young people into legislative service. In the video at right, Ashley Demauro, a research analyst in the Pennsylvania House, talks about her work for the Education Committee.

At www.legislative careers.org, you can learn more about the variety of roles staffers play in the legislature.

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WRITING WEBINAR

Webinar globeThis one-hour webinar presents the concept of issue-driven writing as a way to connect with legislative audiences. Learn how to use an opening hook to get readers invested in the topic and present that information professionally but “conversationally” in a way that’s compelling for readers.

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WRITING WEBINAR

This one-hour webinar presents the concept of issue-driven writing as a way to connect with legislative audiences. Learn how to use an opening hook to get readers invested in the topic and present that information professionally but “conversationally” in a way that’s compelling for readers.

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RESEARCH TIPS

researchThis Tools of the Trade article features 10 tips on improving your research skills. Score a Perfect 10 offers guidance on the authority, reliability, scope, purpose, and currency of information resources and special considerations for online resources.

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NCSL Summit 2014

FEATURED

  • RACSS Newsletters

    The Fall issue of the RACSS Newsletter is now available. Current and past issues are available in the archives, covering 2003 to 2013.

  • 2013 RACSS Seminar Agenda

    Agenda, handouts and PowerPoint presentations for the 2013 RACSS Professional Development Seminar Agenda, held Oct. 9-11, 2013, in Denver, Colorado.

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