Secretary

A secretary, personal assistant, or administrative assistant is a person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills. These functions may be entirely carried out to assist one other employee or may be for the benefit of more than one. In other situations a secretary is an officer of a society or organization who deals with correspondence, admits new members, and organizes official meetings and events.

Duties and functions

A secretary has many administrative duties. Traditionally, these duties were mostly related to correspondence, such as the typing out of letters, maintaining files of paper documents, etc. The advent of word processing has significantly reduced the time that such duties require, with the result that many new tasks have come under the purview of the secretary. The duties may vary according to the nature and size of organization. These might include managing budgets and doing bookkeeping, attending telephone calls, handling visitors, maintaining websites, and making travel arrangements. Secretaries might manage all the administrative details of running a high-level conference or arrange the catering for a typical lunch meeting. Often executives will ask their assistant to take the minutes at meetings and prepare meeting documents for review. In addition to the minutes, the secretary may be responsible for keeping all of the records of an organization.

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Portals of Hemkund Sahib shrine to open on May 25

Hindustan Times 22 Feb 2024
NS Bindra, chairman Hemkunt Sahib Gurudwara Trust met chief secretary Radha Raturi and informed her about the dates of the opening and closing of portals of the shrine this year. Hindustan Times - your fastest source for breaking news! Read now....
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VHA tells leaders to rescind job offers only as a ‘last resort’ to manage size ...

Federal News Radio 22 Feb 2024
Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Operations RimaAnn Nelson, in a Jan ... VA Press Secretary Terrence Hayes told Federal News Network in a statement Wednesday that “there is not a nationwide hiring freeze or hiring pause, and there are no plans for a hiring freeze or reduction in the VA health care workforce.” ... Sign up for breaking news....
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Employees' union of Pakistan Airlines protest against privatisation

Beijing News 22 Feb 2024
The union's General Secretary, Rana Mohammad Kashif, has filed a petition challenging the contracts, alleging inflated costs and potential corruption, Saama News reported ... The federal government, PIA and two private companies and Kitchen Cuisine have been made parties in the petition, Saama News said....
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Joe Biden ranked higher than Trump and Reagan as ‘greatest’ US president

The Daily Telegraph Australia 22 Feb 2024
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer joined Sky News host Andrew Bolt to discuss the latest Presidential Greatness Project Expert Survey....
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World Insights: Arab states condemn U.S. for vetoing UNSC resolution on Gaza ceasefire

China.dot.org 22 Feb 2024
veto, which defies the will of the international community, will give an additional green light to Israel to continue its aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip, and to carry out its bloody attack on Rafah," the Palestinian presidency said in a statement carried by Palestine's official news agency WAFA on Wednesday....
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‘Anti-Hindu, at point of no return’: Karnataka govt faces ire of saints' body over proposed ...

Hindustan Times 22 Feb 2024
The Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti is of the view that tax on income is central subject, while the act being brought by the Karnataka government is an open attack on the fundamental right of freedom of religion,” Jitendranand Saraswati, general secretary, ABSS, said in a video statement....
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China drafts new law to help develop private sector

ECNS 22 Feb 2024
(Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn) ... The symposium, as reported by CCTV News, said China has started the work of drafting the law to support the development of the private sector, and the legislative process will be accelerated ... During a recent news conference, Yuan Da, deputy secretary-general of the NDRC said ... Related news....
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Arab states condemn U.S. for vetoing UNSC resolution on Gaza ceasefire

People Daily 22 Feb 2024
veto, which defies the will of the international community, will give an additional green light to Israel to continue its aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip, and to carry out its bloody attack on Rafah," the Palestinian presidency said in a statement carried by Palestine's official news agency WAFA on Wednesday....
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Biden cancels $1.2 billion in student debt: How to find out if you're eligible

The Post and Courier 22 Feb 2024
TheStreet's J.D ... J.D. DURKIN. I’m J.D. Durkin - reporting from the New York Stock Exchange ... In other news - the Biden administration is forgiving another $1.2 billion in student loan debt ... Of the news, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said, "With today’s announcement, we are once again sending a clear message to borrowers who had low balances ... ....
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With Prabowo, may Jakarta stay the peace course

The Manila Times 22 Feb 2024
One of the big local news then, predictably ignored by Western media, was Minister Prabowo denying a purported joint statement by him and his United States counterpart Secretary Lloyd Austin put out by the US defense department at the Pentagon. As the Indonesian news journal Kompas reported, Prabowo declared....
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Donald Trump's campaign: Ron DeSantis isn't in vice presidential discussion

Star Gazette 22 Feb 2024
"Ron DeSantis failed miserably in his presidential campaign and does not have a voice in selecting the next Vice President of the United States," said Trump campaign national press secretary Karoline Leavitt ... DeSantis' name surfaced in the running mate search during a Fox News town hall on Tuesday....
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