Look at the Work Life of Members of Congress to be Released by SHRM and CMF on March 12

Feb 25, 2013


Behind-the-scenes Look at the Work Life of Members of Congress to be Released by SHRM and CMF on March 12

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 25, 2013 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) will release the findings of the first research to examine what members of Congress think about their jobs.

WHAT: Release of “Life in Congress: The Member Perspective,” a unique look into how members of the U.S. House of Representatives view the daily activities, challenges and motivations of their jobs.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WHERE: Grand Canyon Room, second floor conference level, Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001. The press briefing also is available by conference call. Contact SHRM Media Relations (703-535-6260) or Susie Gorden of CMF (202-546-0100) to register for the call.

DETAILS: Based on the responses of 25 members of the House of Representatives and supplemented by CMF’s work with Congress, the research shows how much time members spend on legislative work and constituent services compared to political activities; the number of hours in a typical workweek; and how satisfied lawmakers are with their jobs.

The research is being released at SHRM’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference, March 10-13 in Washington.

This is the second in a series of three SHRM-CMF research reports about Life in Congress. The first report, released in October 2012, showed that U.S. House and Senate staff members value flexibility to balance life and work issues, but most were not satisfied with the flexibility afforded them. A third report to be released in April will examine the job satisfaction of staff members.

Media: For more information, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Affairs at 703-535-6260 and Kate.kennedy@shrm.org or Jennifer Hughes at 703-535- 6072 and Jennifer.hughes@shrm.org.

About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org 
and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

About the Congressional Management Foundation
Founded in 1977, the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to helping Congress and its members meet the evolving needs and expectations of an engaged and informed 21st century citizenry. Its work focuses on improving congressional operations and enhancing citizen engagement through research, publications, training, and management services. Visit www.congressfoundation.org


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