On top of staff deficiencies, the CDC found the health centers operating without even basic of medical supplies.
Purdum quoted Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp as saying he instructs his staff to refer callers to Kathleen Sebelius.
He had a staff around him that was more effective and had more teamwork.
The president let then chief of staff Rahm Emanuel make the case to Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
“Make it go away,” Paterson allegedly told ordered his staff.
On his staff there were five famous men, and he had made every one of them.
The stranger, leaning on his staff looked on the youth steadily.
Soult was by then colonel and chief of the staff to General Lefbvre.
Columbia should be—and apparently is—proud to have a man of your ability on its staff.
staff watched the game a while and then, the opportunity offering, cut in.
Old English stæf "walking stick, strong pole used for carrying, rod used as a weapon" (also, in plural, "letter, character, writing," cf. stæfcræft "grammar"), from Proto-Germanic *stabaz (cf. Old Saxon staf, Old Norse stafr, Old Frisian stef, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch staf, Old High German stab, German Stab, Gothic *stafs "element;" Middle Dutch stapel "pillar, foundation"), from PIE root *stebh- "post, stem, to support, place firmly on, fasten" (cf. Old Lithuanian stabas "idol," Lithuanian stebas "staff, pillar;" Old Church Slavonic stoboru "pillar;" Sanskrit stabhnati "supports;" Greek stephein "to tie around, encircle, wreathe," staphyle "grapevine, bunch of grapes;" Old English stapol "post, pillar").
Sense of "group of military officers that assists a commander" is attested from 1702, apparently from German, from the notion of the "baton" that is a badge of office or authority (a sense attested in English from 1530s). Meaning "group of employees (as at an office or hospital)" is first found 1837. Staff of life "bread" is from the Biblical phrase "to break the staff of bread" (Lev. xxvi:26), translating Hebrew matteh lekhem.
"to provide with a staff of assistants," 1859, from staff (n.). Related: Staffed; staffing.
A specific group of workers.
To provide with a staff of workers or assistants.
To serve on the staff of.