Legislative Staff Week | Overview


Every day, you and your colleagues work behind the scenes to support the work of legislatures. From drafting bills to keeping the computer networks secure, legislatures couldn’t function without you. This week, we will celebrate your important contributions. Won’t you join us? 

Here’s what’s happening this week:

Give a colleague a shoutout and win!

Not only is that staff member recognized on our website, but you’ll both be entered into a drawing for one of two Amazon Echo Dots! And there will be a very special prize for staff in the state that receives the most shoutouts. Get a jump start and begin submitting shoutouts today.

Get social and share a group photo.

Gather your colleagues and get creative with NCSL on social media: #LegislativeStaff @NCSLorg on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Throw a webinar watch party.

Gather your colleagues to watch for our special May 8 webinar, Make Your Mark: Practical Tools to Expand Your Personal Presence. Communications expert Rachel Beohm will discuss how nonverbal communication can change how others perceive you. Watch with your colleagues, add popcorn and make it a party! Learn more and register now.

Special Edition: Podcasts, blogs and articles just for you.

On May 9, download the Legislative Staff Week episode of NCSL’s podcast, “Our American States.” Our “Debate Thinking” podcast will explore a model of thought that will sharpen your ability to think quickly and develop compelling offensive and defensive arguments in real time.

Each day, we will unveil a new Legislative Staff Week blog post along with a sneak peek at the next issue of State Legislatures magazine that includes profiles of your colleagues and an article on deescalating situations in the workplace.

State Legislatures Magazine highlights the work of legislative staff in the May/June issue with a message from NCSL Staff Chair Jon Heining, two interviews with staff, get a glimpse into the pre-legislative careers of communications staff from across the nation and a toolbox on how to de-escalate tense situations that many staffers may face.

Keep an eye out for more announcements about Legislative Staff Week and let us know on social media how you plan to celebrate!