80 Percent of Hill Staffers Satisfied With Job

A report released Monday, covered by the Washington Post, breaks down a survey of congressional staffers and their work on Capitol Hill. The main finding, as reported by the Post, was that Hill staffers are happy with their jobs, despite concerns about their relatively poor pay, unpredictable hours, and low public regard for Congress. More than 1,400 employees were surveyed.

“Although they said they were generally happy with their work, staffers also said they also faced frustrations. Capitol Hill isn’t immune to employee-management tensions, according to the study. Congressional offices struggle with communication between staffers and their bosses, with the survey noting that only 22 percent of respondents said they were very satisfied in that regard. A majority, 70 percent, rated the issue as very important.”

GAI Congressional Wire