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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Blinken vows to do 'everything' to cut off NK support for Russia ahead of Kim-Putin summit

Korea Times 19 Jun 2024
Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 18 ... "We are very much concerned about this because this is what's keeping the war going," the secretary said, accusing China of "fueling the biggest security threat to Europe as a whole since the end of the Cold War."....
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Fox’s McEnany to Biden campaign: 'You're the one doing cheap fakes'

The Hill 19 Jun 2024
Fox News' Kayleigh McEnany attacked President Biden's campaign for ... McEnany and the other co-hosts of Fox News’ “Outnumbered” on Tuesday discussed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre's comments about a number of videos of Biden that circulated online in recent days....
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D’s Have Lost Their Base, Secret Plan To Take Biden Out, Elections Are Safeguarded – ...

X22 Report 19 Jun 2024
and evade border authorities, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation discovered ... The CBS News/YouGov poll found that a majority of registered voters overall (62 pic.twitter.com/VfxDnZSf54 ... #BREAKING Dutch outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be NATO's new secretary-general. Dutch news outlet NOS....
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Rutte closes in on top Nato job as Stoltenberg says he is strong candidate to ...

The National 18 Jun 2024
Mr Stoltenberg neither confirmed nor denied the media report during a news conference alongside US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington ... to a conclusion to select the next secretary-general, and I think that's good news," he told reporters, while praising Mr Rutte....
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Orban says Hungary ‘ready’ to back Dutch PM Rutte’s NATO chief bid

Al Jazeera 18 Jun 2024
Speaking at a news conference alongside US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, Stoltenberg neither confirmed nor denied the media report ... to a conclusion … to select the next secretary-general, and I think that’s good news,” he told reporters, while praising Rutte....
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LIVE NOW: Blinken Holds Joint News Conference With NATO’s Stoltenberg

The Epoch Times 18 Jun 2024
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, joined by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, holds a news conference at 11.15 a.m. ET in Washington D.C. on June 18 .......
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Rutte to succeed Stoltenberg as NATO chief, media reports

RTE 18 Jun 2024
Speaking at a news conference alongside US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, Mr Stoltenberg neither confirmed nor denied the media report ... to select the next secretary-general, and I think that's good news," he told reporters, while praising Mr Rutte....
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Blinken Says China's Support For Russia's War In Ukraine 'Has To Stop'

Radio Free Europe 18 Jun 2024
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on June 18 at a joint news conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg ... .......
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Dutch PM Rutte to succeed Stoltenberg as Nato chief: media

Gulf-Times 18 Jun 2024
... the announcement of (Hungarian) Prime Minister (Viktor) Orban, I think it’s obvious that we are very close to a conclusion to select the next secretary-general, and I think that’s good news,” he told reporters, while praising Rutte.“I think Mark is a very strong candidate....
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Bygones: 20 years ago, buskers performed on Duluth's Lakewalk

Duluth News Tribune 18 Jun 2024
News Tribune, June 18, 1924 ... News Tribune, June 18, 1954 ... News Tribune & Herald, June 18, 1984. Secretary of State Joan Grove wrested the DFL endorsement for the U.S ... Rep ... News Tribune, June 18, 2004 ... ]]> ....
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Dutch PM Rutte to succeed Stoltenberg as NATO chief, media reports

CyprusMail 18 Jun 2024
Speaking at a news conference alongside U.S ... “With the announcement of (Hungarian) Prime Minister (Viktor) Orban, I think it’s obvious that we are very close to a conclusion to select the next secretary-general, and I think that’s good news,” he told reporters, while praising Rutte....
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Dutch PM Rutte to be next Nato chief

Gulf-Times 18 Jun 2024
Speaking at a news conference alongside US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, Stoltenberg neither confirmed nor denied the media report ... to a conclusion to select the next secretary-general, and I think that's good news,' he told reporters, while praising Rutte....
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