Amid the pre-Christmas frenzy of the partial government partial shutdown, President Donald Trump signed a new law aimed at enhancing workplace protections for congressional staff members.
Compliance officials and counsel say mandatory training is key to understanding and stopping sexual harassment.
The Office of Compliance’s executive director tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what’s been going on since she joined earlier this year.
Behind the 435 members of the House and 100 members of the Senate, you’ll find a small army of Capitol Hill staff employees. They do everything from walk members’ dogs during holidays to detailed analyses of complex programs. For a couple of centuries these denizens of the Hill got few of the legal workplace protections received by their executive branch counterparts. That changed 20 years ago when Congress established the Office of Compliance. Barbara Camens, chairman of the board of directors of the Office of Compliance, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a retrospective and look ahead.