What We Do
The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA) protects over 30,000 employees of the legislative branch nationwide and establishes the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (formerly Office of Compliance) to administer and ensure the integrity of the Act through its programs of dispute resolution, education, and enforcement. The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights assists members of Congress, employing offices and employees, and visiting public in understanding their rights and responsibilities under the workplace and accessibility laws. The Office advises Congress on needed changes and amendments to the CAA; and the General Counsel has independent investigatory and enforcement authority for certain violations of the CAA.
Office of Congressional Workplace Rights - Organizational Structure
The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (formerly Office of Compliance) has a five-member, non-partisan Board of Directors and four executive staff, appointed by the Board, who carry out the day-to-day functions of the Agency. The Office also employs an experienced professional staff on Capitol Hill who educate, communicate, inspect, litigate, and otherwise run its operations.