Jamaica Association of Administrative Professionals
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JAAP is the representative body for secretaries and administrative professionals in Jamaica. Its purpose is to elevate the standards of secretaries and administrative professionals in Jamaica and demands from its members a high standard of proficiency and integrity. A Certified Professional Secretary (CPS)/Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) is qualified in finance and business law, office systems and administration, and management.
Through professional association and exchange of ideas, techniques and customs, members of the JAAP have the unique opportunity not only to contribute to their own development but to also contribute to better international relations.
JAAP Selects Administrative Professional and Boss of the Year for 2013-2014
President of the Jamaica Association of Administrative Professionals, Sylvia Answer (centre), poses with winner of the Administrative Professional of the Year (APOTY), Hillary DaCosta (second left) and Boss of the Year (BOTY), Dr Fritz Pinnock (second right), and runners-up Dr Richard Meggo (left) and Sharon Falconer at the Wexford Hotel on Sunday April 7, 2013.
JAAP joined administrative professionals in the Caribbean to observe Administrative Professionals Week from April 21 - 27, 2013 under the theme "Sharpening the Saw...Encouraging Academic Success".
As a precursor to celebrating the Week, administrative professionals from all chapters converged at The Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay on Sunday, April 7, 2013, to witness the All Island Administrative Professional and Boss of the Year Competitions. Four chapters participated. After all the sweat and anxiety Hiliary DaCosta who represented the St. Ann Chapter emerged All Island Administrative Professional of the Year and Dr. Fritz Pinnock, representing the Kingston Chapter emerged Boss of the Year. Hilary is employed to the St. Ann Parish Council while Dr. Pinnock is the executive director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute
Sharon Falconer, who is employed at the Cornwall Regional Hospital and represented the St. James Chapter was adjudged runner-up APOTY while Dr Richard Meggo, acting Area Manager of National Water Commission (NWC) for the parishes of St James and Trelawny, was runner-up BOTY. He represented the St. James Chapter.
Chapters started Administrative Professionals Week by giving thanks to God followed by a slew of activities during the Week. Administrative Professionals Day, Wednesday, April 24, saw Chapters honouring their APOTY and BOTY at luncheons held on cruise ships and hotels.
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Performs administrative duties as outlined below, in relation to a Departmental Manager or specialized officer at managerial, or equivalent, level.
a) Handles information at the level of confidentiality commensurate with the responsibilities of related officers.
b) Prepares data and spreadsheet reports.
c) Handles customer service.
d) Develops master schedules.
e) Writes correspondence.
f) Represents their department at meetings.
g) Designs newsletters and brochures with desktop publishing.
h) Hires, trains and supervises staff.
i) Purchases office supplies.
j) Arranges meetings and travel.
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