ICYMI: Zoom web conferencing platform available for House offices

Sending Office: Chief Administrative Officer of the House
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Dear Colleague,

Effective Monday, July 27, the Zoom for Government Web Conferencing platform will be available for Member, Committee, and Leadership offices. Zoom can be used to conduct meetings and provide a forum for collaboration between Members, staff, constituents, and guests. Please note, Zoom is not currently certified for official Committee proceedings pursuant to H.Res 965.

The Zoom for Government platform is federally approved, supported by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and available at no additional cost in limited quantities for all House offices. Beginning on July 27, the CAO will offer one Zoom license for each Member and Leadership office, and two for each Committee – one for the Majority and one for the Minority.

Offices that currently have licenses in Zoom’s Commercial service will still have access to those licenses and will additionally receive a license of the CAO supported Government version of Zoom.

In preparation for the release of Zoom to the House community, the Congressional Staff Academy will offer training on using the Zoom platform starting Wednesday, July 22. To sign-up for training sessions please visit the Congressional Staff Academy website.

For more information about Zoom at the House, including training and user guides, please visit the House Zoom page on HouseNet. For information about additional conferencing resources, please see the Audio and Video Conferencing Resources page on HouseNet.

If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Service Desk at 202-225-6002 or 1-800-HIR-USER.

Sincerely,

Philip G. Kiko
Chief Administrative

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