FIFTH ANNUAL OFFICETEAM ADMINISTRATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENT NAMED: DecolynneJo Barteski of Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals to Be Honoured During Administrative Professionals Week



    TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - DecolynneJo Barteski, executive assistant at
Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals in Calgary, Alberta, has been selected as the
winner of the 2009 OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award. The award is
presented annually to an administrative professional who demonstrates a
commitment to leadership and professional development, and identifies business
efficiencies. Co-sponsors of the award include the International Association
of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq:   SKIL). Other
supporters include CareerBuilder.com, Dress for Success, MeasureUp,
OfficeArrow and Working Mother Media.
    Four runners-up for the award also were recognized for their
contributions to their employers and the profession. These outstanding
individuals include Patti Barton CPS of Monsanto in St. Louis; Lisa Langton
CAP of SES AMERICOM/NEW SKIES in Princeton, N.J.; Joan Sheppard CAP of ICBC in
Vancouver, British Columbia; and Julie Smith of Brooks Health System in
Jacksonville, Fla.
    "The OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award recognizes the value
administrative professionals bring to companies," said Robert Hosking,
executive director of OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in
the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. "OfficeTeam
commends DecolynneJo Barteski and the four additional honourees for the high
level of dedication, service and professionalism they demonstrate each day."
    Barteski will be honoured April 21, 2009 during the live broadcast of the
SkillSoft Annual Briefing for Administrative Professionals, an interactive
training event for administrative staff. In addition, Barteski will attend the
IAAP International Convention and Education Forum in Minneapolis, July 26-29,
2009. More information about the nomination process, judging criteria and
prize package can be found at www.officeteamaward.com.
    Widely respected by her peers, Barteski has developed relationships with
professionals at all levels within and outside of her company, and also is an
early adopter of new technology solutions in the office. She is recognized for
taking the initiative to continually learn and apply skills that will benefit
her employer, even if they are outside of her normal responsibilities.
    In addition to the contributions she makes on the job, Barteski serves as
president of the Calgary chapter of IAAP, where she conducts trainings for new
administrative assistants within the association. She holds the Certified
Professional Secretary (CPS) designation and also serves as an advisor for the
Administration Information Management programs at both the Southern Alberta
Institute of Technology and Olds College.
    "The International Association of Administrative Professionals is proud
to celebrate the accomplishments of DecolynneJo Barteski and her peers in the
administrative field," said Barbara Horton CAP, IAAP's 2008-09 international
president.
    "DecolynneJo's enthusiasm to constantly learn and challenge herself sets
a high standard for all those in the administrative profession," said Taavo
Godtfredsen, executive producer of SkillSoft.

    
    About the Award Sponsors
    ------------------------
    
    OfficeTeam provides businesses with the highly skilled administrative
professionals they need to maximize productivity, achieve cost efficiency and
support existing staff. The staffing firm has more than 325 locations
worldwide and offers online job search services at www.officeteam.com.
    The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is
the world's largest association for administrative support staff, with more
than 550 chapters and approximately 40,000 members and affiliates worldwide.
For more information, visit www.iaap-hq.org.
    SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance
through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information
resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. For more
information, visit www.skillsoft.com.





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