Mason’s Manual is the only parliamentary manual designed specifically for state legislatures and addresses problems and concepts in the context legislators are likely to deal with them. Not only is the 2020 edition available in time for the 2021 legislative session, but for the first time ever, it is offered in both print and digital formats. Accessing parliamentary laws, rules and procedures has never been easier.
This important resource, developed specifically for legislative organizations, helps staff managers ensure that legislatures, like all workplaces, keep pace with the ever-evolving field of human resources. The Guide can be used to inform common topics found in personnel manuals, as well as those that may be unique to legislatures.
There are nine professional staff associations and a few staff networks associated with NCSL. These associations and networks offer opportunities for communication and professional development with your peers. Lean more about each of these groups and how to get involved.
NCSL offers a variety of webinars for legislative staff, from policy topics to professional development. This directory lists all webinars that relevant for legislative staff and available 24-7.
For many years, the "Toolbox" department in State Legislatures magazine has been a go-to resource for staffers looking to learn new skills or brush up on old ones. We’ve collected some of the most-requested articles here, grouping them in general categories.