Legislative Staff Services


Legislative Staff Achievement Award Recipients

Each year the NCSL professional staff associations, standing committees and the legislative education staff network award legislative staffers who exemplify the dedication and commendable work of public servants in state legislatures. Read more about this year’s recipients and why they were chosen for the 2020 Legislative Staff Achievement Awards.


Guide for Writing a State Legislative Personnel Manual

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.  

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Professional Staff Associations

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.  


Directory of Webinars for Legislative Staff

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.


Staff Professional Development Toolbox

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.