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Senior Staff

"Senior staff" refers to any employee paid at the senior staff level, which is $132,552 for calendar year 2021 (or $11,046 over a 60 day period).  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 the 117th Congress Ethics Training 2021 within 60 days of beginning House employment and complete a second hour of specialized "senior staff" training before the end of the 117th Congress.
  • Existing senior staff must complete the 117th Congress Ethics Training 2021 during the calendar year and complete a second hour of specialized "senior" staff training before the end of the 117th Congress.
  • Existing employees who start 2021 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 117th Congress
  • Senior staff may also take a Financial Disclosure Training for Senior Staff in order to satisfy their second hour of specialized senior staff training during the 117th Congress. 

To access the "117th Congress: Senior Staff Ethics Training" video via the Congressional Staff Academy's website:

  1. Log on to the Congressional Staff Academy website while connected to the House network. 
  2. When you log in, you will see "Required Training" in the top right corner.  Click on "Ethics Training".
  3. From the available options, Launch the "117th Congress: Senior Staff" video. 
  4. You must click forward and see the confirmation screen in order to complete the course.
  5. Once completed, you can review your coursework by clicking on the "Learning" tab, then "View My Transcript". Please note that completed trainings may take a few days to post to your transcript.

Note: Senior staff employees who completed a second hour of specialized "senior staff" training during the 116th Congress are required to take an additional hour of specialized "senior staff" training before the end of the 117th Congress.