Senate to reconsider short staffer contracts as part of harassment review
By Charelle EvelynApr. 3, 2019
One-year contracts for Senators’ employees contribute to the high-pressure environment where harassment can occur, the Human Resources Subcommittee heard.
Conservative Sen. Scott Tannas, left, and Independent Sen. Raymonde Saint-Germain, right, are deputy chair and chair, respectively, of the Human Resources Subcommittee. The group’s recent report says the Senate’s working conditions need improvement to make a new anti-harassment policy more effective. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Senate needs to check in more regularly with its staff, and should consider dumping its one-year employment contracts to improve the Red Chamber’s working environment, says a group of Senators tasked with studying its anti-harassment regime.
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