Fifth Annual OfficeTeam Administrative Excellence Award Recipient Named: DecolynneJo Barteski of Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals to Be Honored During Administrative Professionals Week

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 honorees for the high level of dedication, service and professionalism they demonstrate each day."

Barteski will be honored 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.

SOURCE OfficeTeam



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