Senior Staff

"Senior staff" refers to any employee paid at the senior staff level, which is $121,956 for calendar year 2015.  In general, senior staff employees are required to complete two ethics trainings in order to satisfy the Committee's training requirement.

  •     New senior staff must complete new employee ethics training within 60 days of beginning House employment and complete a second hour of specialized "senior staff" training before the end of the 114th Congress.
  •     Existing senior staff must complete one hour of ethics training during each calendar year and complete a second hour of specialized "senior" staff training before the end of the 114th Congress.
  •     Existing employees who start 2015 at a salary below the senior staff rate, but receive a raise such that they become "senior staff" must complete the second hour of specialized "senior staff" training before the end of the 114th Congress.
  •     There are two options for fulfilling the specialized "senior staff" training requirement:
  1.         Watching the "senior staff" training video available on HouseNet; or
  2.        Attending a live "senior staff," or "financial disclosure," or PTR training session. (View the calendar.)

Note: Senior staff employees who completed a second hour of specialized "senior staff" training during the 113th Congress are required to take an additional hour of specialized "senior staff" training before the end of the 114th Congress.