Recent Moves, As Reported by Legistorm:
Augie McGinnity-Wake is now digital director for Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV). He moves up to the Big Show following an internship for Wisconsin state senator LaTonya Johnson. Yes, he’s a Wisconsin Badger.
Jonay Holkins becomes counsel for Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.). Previously, Jonay was with Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law.
Whistleblower Protection for Hill Staff?
Executive branch employees of the federal government have extensive protections in the law and personnel regulations for the career civil service, but that’s not the case for congressional staffers.
Hill staffers serve at the pleasure of the senator or representative who hired them. Ditto on committee staff. Should the situation be changed by extending some or all of the existing whistleblower protections enjoyed by executive branch workers to those laboring in the office halls of Congress?
“Granting ‘whistleblower’ protection could significantly improve the rights and protections afforded to legislative branch employees in an area fundamental to the institutional integrity of the legislative branch by uncovering waste and fraud and safeguarding the budget,” says the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR).
Roll Call has more here.
Looking for a Hill Job?
Check out this five-part HillFaith series by Bret Bernhardt, former chief of staff for Senators Don Nickle (R-Okla.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).
Bernhardt has a wealth of experience, insider insight, how-tos and obscure terms (know what a “golden reference” is on the Hill?), plus lots of helpful links.
Here on HillFaith for the first time?
Go to the homepage and check out some of the recent posts. And if that makes you curious about how such an unusual blog came about, take a look at “About Hill Faith. Been There. Done That. Let’s Talk.”
You might even want to know “What Time Is Purple” and how to get a free copy of a remarkable little book. Or a free copy of “More Than A Carpenter,” the classic description of evidence for the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ.