Congresswoman Susan Davis Wins Top Award for Positive Workplace Environment
“Rep. Davis’s office is clearly one of the best in Congress,” said Bradford Fitch, President
“It's truly an honor to be selected by the CMF for this special award,” said Rep. Davis. “As I fight for worker-friendly policies for all Americans, I try to model the best practices in my own office. Creating an office culture that is consistently positive and productive helps my staff and I best serve my constituents. We value collaboration, flexibility
CMF explained why the office was selected. “While many congressional offices adopt the standard House of Representatives’ employee handbook, the office of Representative Susan Davis (D-CA-53) has gone well beyond that model. The semiannual performance reviews include an evaluation of each staff member’s supervisor and peers. The positive
The Davis office is also recognized for its thorough hiring process, high staff retention
Congressional offices nominated themselves for the Democracy Awards and provided supporting documents. After CMF conducted in-depth interviews to determine finalists, a committee comprised primarily of former Members of Congress and staff selected winners in a blind review process where the name of the Member was redacted from review material.
The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit whose mission is to build trust and effectiveness in Congress. Since 1977 CMF has worked internally with member, committee, leadership, and institutional offices in the House and Senate to identify and disseminate best practices for management, workplace environment, communications, and constituent services. CMF also is the leading researcher and trainer on citizen engagement, educating thousands of individuals and facilitating better relationships with Congress.