Administrative service workers are just about everywhere. They may be in the background or right at the front desk. They may be in the private or the public sector. Most don’t wear a uniform and they may not always be easy to identify.
Make no mistake about it, administrative service professionals are the backbone of every organization.
Thousands of BCGEU members work in administrative services, for the B.C. Government and private sector employers. You’ll also find administrative professionals doing important work in the health sector and education. Without them, the services and products British Columbians rely upon couldn’t be delivered effectively and efficiently.
Administrative services have been hit by budget cuts and downsizing. They’ve been pushed to learn to do more with less. They’re stretched to the limit a lot of the time. Still, they deliver value day in and day out. They’re professional and reliable.
Every day, administrative service workers fulfill their professional roles and responsibilities as service providers to British Columbians and their communities.
And each April, we celebrate the essential role of administrative service workers across B.C. during Administrative Professionals Week (April 24 – 30), and Administrative Services Recognition Day (April 27).
I’ll be visiting some worksites next week to thank our administrative service members for the work they do. I'm looking forward to seeing you. For those I don't get to see, know that you are appreciated for all you do, everyday.