Corrective Services NSW is celebrating the more than 700 administrative professionals who have dedicated their lives to ensuring their workplaces run smoothly and efficiently.
Administrative Professionals Day has been marked in Australia since 1981 as a day to recognise the important job of admin people, who often go unnoticed.
Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Kevin Corcoran PSM said Admin Day – which is marked on Friday, 6 May – provided all staff an opportunity to recognise the dedication, commitment, and important work by these valued staff members.
“The past 12 months have been particularly demanding – our admin staff have helped re-think, re-shape and re-define our approach to challenges, opportunities and growth,” Mr Corcoran said.
“They’ve not only worked hard over the past year to keep the department running effortlessly, but they’ve made sure their work families are always guided and supported.”
Mr Corcoran said this year’s tag line of ‘your work always counts’ would resonate across every corner of correctives, including drug court teams to industries staff and the security and investigations branch.
“Admin Day is a chance to celebrate all admin staff and we thank these men and women for their service,” he said.
“They are the quiet achievers – the backbone of our workforce – and for them, there really is no job too big or small.”
Staff have been encouraged to mark Administrative Professionals Day by organising a morning tea or sending their colleagues a gift or message of appreciation.
Corrective Services NSW employs more than 700 administration professionals, who have a diverse range of roles.
Our administrative professionals include IT officers, executive assistants, payroll clerks, business managers, project officers, scheduling clerks, sentence administration officers, legal officers, policy writers, finance officers, HR advisers and industrial relations officers.
Admin Day in Australia is now in its 41st year and is marked on the first Friday of May. Originally known as ‘Secretaries Day’, it was established in the United States during a post-war skills shortage of administration staff as a way to attract talent.