Rep. Murphy Makes Washington Times List for Highest Staff Turnover

The newspaper analyzed a decade of congressional pay records to find the offices with the highest turnover rates.

According to a study by The Washington Times, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, is the fifth worst boss on Capitol Hill based on staff turnover rates. 

The Washington Times analyzed a decade of congressional pay records to find the offices with the highest turnover rates and it found that Murphy has a 42 percent average turnover rate, peaking at 64 percent in 2006.

Four other representatives had turnover rates higher than Murphy:

  1. 53 percent Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat
  2. 47 percent Rep. Betty Sutton, Ohio Democrat
  3. 46 percent Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican
  4. 43 percent Rep. Jane Lakes Harman, California Democrat
  5. (tied) 42 percent Rep. Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania Republican; 42 percent Rep. Pete Olson, Texas Republican

Murphy won his sixth term as Congressman in November. His district includes Moon and Crescent townships. 

View more stories about Rep. Tim Murphy on his Robinson-Moon Patch topics page. 

Louisa January 25, 2013 at 05:07 PM
I think this great, it shows he's not a coddling politician who creates feather bed jobs for friends, cronies, and family. Doesn't Harrisburg & washing ton have too many patronage jobs for life? Kudos to Rep. Murphy for keeping a fresh staff!


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