staff·er | \ˈsta-fər \

Definition of staffer 

: a member of a staff (as of a newspaper)

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Another staffer said Hill put his arm around her and slid his hand down her back. Bryan Slodysko,, "Multiple women, including lawmaker, come forward with groping allegations against Indiana AG," 6 July 2018 Board of Elections staffers counted 214 provisional ballots during the second of three post-election day canvasses Thursday morning. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Leaders in 2018 Harford races remain there after provisional ballot canvass Thurs.," 5 July 2018 More than a year ago, Paul was on the baseball diamond when James Hodgkinson opened fire and shot several congressional staffers as well as Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisianna Republican. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "Man allegedly threatens to chop up Rand Paul and his family with an ax," 2 July 2018 Fowler’s essay sparked a series of investigations that led to the termination of 20 staffers and an upheaval of many of the company’s values and practices — including compensation. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "A former Uber engineer is suing the company for discrimination and sexual harassment," 21 May 2018 Her proposal would eliminate six full-time employees, three of whom are managers, and reduce the pay of eight other staffers — seven of whom are part-time — by as much as 50 percent. Zak Koeske, Daily Southtown, "'My fear is we're going to close the doors,' Harvey library director says," 7 May 2018 The open meetings board’s opinion is based on a March 20 complaint filed by Craig O’Donnell, a staffer for the Dover Post newspaper in Delaware. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Harford school board takes 'corrective action' after violating open meetings law," 13 July 2018 Constand, now 45, a former staffer for the woman’s basketball team at Temple University where Cosby, 80, was a high-profile alum, kept silent for a year. Jeff Truesdell,, "Andrea Constand Came Forward About Bill Cosby's Sex Assault After She 'Woke up Crying' a Year Later," 1 June 2018 There's something refreshing about seeing the women on this earnest Freeform series, about the rising staffers at fictional Scarlet magazine, place more emphasis on their careers than their romantic relationships. Bethonie Butler,, "Why it matters that the women on 'Younger' and 'The Bold Type' focus on careers as much as dating," 14 July 2018

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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: a member of a staff

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