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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.

 

RACSS FALL NEWSLETTER

News The Fall issue of the RACSS Newsletter is hot off the press. Read about legislative careers in our chair's column, access program summaries and photos from the Legislative Summit and the PDS, and meet the recipients of the Legislative Staff Achievement Award.

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2014 RACSS SEMINAR

Virginia State Capitol and Visitors Center Handouts and presentations are now available from the 2014 LSSS & RACSS Joint Professional Development Seminar, held Oct. 6-8 in Richmond, Va. Click below for the agenda and meeting materials.

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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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NEW RACSS OFFICERS

Chair's GavelBryant Howe of Utah is the new chair of RACSS for 2014-2015. Charlotte Carter-Yamauchi of Hawaii is the new vice-chair and Sabrina Lewellen of Arkansas is now immediate past chair.

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WEBINARS

webinar globeCheck out the recordings of recent webinars presented by RACSS and other staff sections.

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2014 AWARD RECIPIENTS

award Estella Smith of Arkansas and Walker Reagan of North Carolina have been selected as the recipients of the 2014 Legislative Staff Achievement Awards from RACSS, for their outstanding legislative careers and their contributions to RACSS.

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