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  United States Secretary of the Treasury - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Secretary is responsible for formulating and recommending domestic and international financial, economic, and tax policy, participating in the formulation of broad fiscal policies that have general significance for the economy, and managing the public debt.
Because of the resignation of Deputy Secretary of Treasury Roger Altman resigned in august of 1994, Under Secretary of Treasury for Domestic Finance Frank Newman served from December 22, 1994 to January 11, 1995 as Acting Secretary of Treasury.
Deputy Secretary of Treasury Kenneth W Dam served as Acting Secretary of Treasury from December 31, 2002 to February 3, 2003.
open-encyclopedia.com /United_States_Secretary_of_the_Treasury   (296 words)

 United States Secretary of Defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and military matters.
The Secretary is appointed by the President with the approval of the Senate, and is a member of the Cabinet.
In the same massive reorganization, the Secretary of War was replaced by the Secretary of the Army and, along with the Secretary of the Navy and the new Secretary of the Air Force, became a non-Cabinet position placed under the Secretary of Defense.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Defense   (352 words)

 Secretary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Secretarial jobs are popular as they require few formal qualifications and yet can be skilled jobs.
This term denotes a secretary who is assigned to assist the person of a high dignitary, such as a prince or statesman, or high cleric, or of a wealthy person or celebrity, so a return to the more influential origins of the word secretary, and has emained mainly a man's job.
The term secretary (or secrétaire in French) is also used to describe a specific type of desk with an hinged working surface, such as a secretary desk, a fall front desk or a Bargueno desk.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secretary   (692 words)

 Secretary (2002): Reviews
Secretary is one of the best of a growing strain of daring films -- "Bliss," "The Lifestyle," "Satin Rouge" -- that argue that any sexual relationship that doesn't hurt anyone and works for its participants is a relationship that is worthy of our respect.
Secretary's treatment of female sexuality is as matter-of-fact as its handling of self-mutilation, and the key to both is Gyllenhaal's remarkable performance.
The opening scene of the movie shows the lead character (the secretary) being released from a mental asylum, inferring that her later discovery of the world of kink is nothing more than part of her unstable mental psyche.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/secretary   (1485 words)

 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Prior to becoming Secretary of State, Dr. Rice served as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor.
Secretary Rice traveled to New York City to attend the United Nations 60th General Assembly.
Secretary Rice traveled to Senegal, Sudan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, and Lebanon from July 19 through 24.
www.state.gov /secretary   (211 words)

 Florida Department of State - Office of the Secretary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Prior to her appointment as Secretary of State, Glenda Hood was elected the first female Mayor of the City of Orlando in 1992 and served three terms.
Secretary Hood’s administration reflects a vision for Florida shaped by her years as a businesswoman, her involvement in community work as well as her leadership positions on advisory boards at the national, state and local levels.
Secretary Hood and her husband Charlie have been married for 30 years and are active members of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church.
oss.dos.state.fl.us /background.html   (465 words)

Secretaries are often hard-working, important members of a business who know its administration workings better than anyone else.
In some countries, a secretary is also the leader of a department of government, and performs duties equal to that of a minister of a ministry, for example The Secretary of Defense.
The term secretary is also used to describe a specific type of desk with an hinged working surface, such as a secretary desk, a fall front desk or a Bargueno desk.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/s/se/secretary.html   (275 words)

 Secretaries and administrative assistants
Secretaries and administrative assistants are responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently.
Secretaries and administrative assistants are aided in these tasks by a variety of office equipment, such as facsimile machines, photocopiers, and telephone systems.
Secretaries with word processing or data entry experience can advance to jobs as word processing or data entry trainers, supervisors, or managers within their own firms or in a secretarial, word processing, or data entry service bureau.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos151.htm   (2199 words)

 U.S. Department of Labor: Office of the Secretary: About Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao
Secretary Chao also secured the first major update of union financial disclosure regulations in more than 40 years, which gives rank and file members better information on how their dues are spent.
Prior to her nomination as Secretary, she was a Distinguished Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based public policy research and educational institute.
Secretary Chao is married to the U.S. Senate Majority Whip, Senator Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky.
www.dol.gov /_sec/aboutosec/chao.htm   (666 words)

 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Senate Organization > Secretary of the Senate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As the Senate grew to become a major national institution, numerous other duties were assigned to the Secretary, whose jurisdiction came to encompass clerks, curators, and computers; the disbursement of payrolls; the acquisition of stationery supplies; the education of the Senate pages; and the maintenance of public records.
In 1789 the secretary was authorized to hire "one principal clerk." This principal clerk, or chief clerk, for many years served primarily as a reading clerk on the Senate floor.
The assistant secretary oversees the administration of the 26 departments within the Office of the Secretary and performs the functions of the secretary in his or her absence.
www.senate.gov /reference/office/secretary_of_senate.htm   (484 words)

 Biography - Frank Busalacchi secretary - Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Secretary Busalacchi leads one of the largest state agencies with over 3,600 employees and dozens of satellite offices.
The $810 million project is the largest highway construction job ever in Wisconsin, and the Secretary has set key goals to build the project safely, on-time, on-budget and by involving the entire community.
Secretary Busalacchi has testified to Congress about the importance of passenger rail and is working to improve existing Amtrak service and plan for new high-speed rail service in Wisconsin.
www.dot.state.wi.us /about/structure/secretary.htm   (355 words)

Sustaining hegemony, Shainberg adapts Mary Gaitskill's harrowing short story about a female secretary's sexual exploitation by her male boss - serious in tone and vibrating with dread imminence - and turns it into a "quirky" indie film comedy.
In the movie, it's now a romance about a secretary (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and her boss (James Spader) finding fulfillment in a sub-dom relationship after grappling with suburban social norms.
Gyllenhaal plays the secretary as a vaguely retarded girl, constantly sticking her tongue out while she types.
www.reelmoviecritic.com /holiday2002/id1700.htm   (512 words)

 A National Collection - 1 of 4
Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887), an avid naturalist and collector, served as an assistant to Secretary Joseph Henry from 1850 to 1878.
Whereas Secretary Henry had envisioned the Smithsonian primarily as a research institute, Baird saw Smithson's gift as the means to develop a national museum.
Secretary Baird's vision coincided with a growing sense of nationalism surrounding the celebration of the U.S. Centennial.
www.sil.si.edu /Exhibitions/Smithson-to-Smithsonian/collection_01.html   (262 words)

 AllRefer.com - secretary bird (Vertebrate Zoology) - Encyclopedia
secretary bird, common name for a long-legged African bird, Sagittarius serpentarius, related to the hawk and about 4 ft (122 cm) tall.
Its crest of fl feathers suggested the quill pens behind the ear of a 19th-century male secretary.
Secretary birds are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Falconiformes, family Sagittariidae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/secretar.html   (189 words)

 The Honorable Francis J. Harvey - Secretary of the Army
Secretary Harvey is responsible for the Department of the Army’s annual budget of $98.5 billion.
Secretary Harvey also served for one year as a White House Fellow and assistant in the immediate office of the Secretary of Defense, Harold Brown, in the late 1970s.
Most recently Secretary Harvey was a Director and Vice Chairman of Duratek, a company specializing in treating radioactive, hazardous, and other wastes, as well as a member of the board of several other corporations.
www.army.mil /leaders/leaders/sa/biography.html   (430 words)

 Salon.com Arts & Entertainment | "Secretary"
Steven Shainberg's strange and wonderful "Secretary" spells out the letters and more, but not in an orderly, comfortable way -- it's more as if he were spilling them like dice out of a cup, as a kind of jarring reassurance that they're not going to immediately make sense to us.
"Secretary" -- which was adapted, with significant changes, from a terrific short story by Mary Gaitskill -- is also extremely funny in places, as the truest movies about sex must always be.
One day, he circles one of her typing errors with one of those thick red pens he's been hoarding -- at last, we know what they're for -- and calls her into his office, where he orders her to place the letter on his desk, bend over and read it aloud.
www.salon.com /ent/movies/review/2002/09/20/secretary   (1064 words)

 Film Reviews on CLUAS - Secretary
These menial duties are made more demanding when the secretary in question has her arms suspended in some form of S and M crucifixion manacle, but nevertheless she executes the task with aplomb and with no small degree of satisfaction, one feels.
Her body is littered with self-inflicted scars and band-aids, forcing her unbearably supportive mother to hide all the cutting implements in the household.
The secretary is so taken with the idea of it all that she voluntarily dumps her self-mutilation kit into a river.
www.cluas.com /cinema/secretary.htm   (927 words)

Lee is the secretary for E. Edward Grey (James Spader, The Watcher, Supernova), a seemingly dull lawyer.
Secretary won a special jury award at Sundance for originality, and original is certainly an apt description.
Although overtones of bondage and domination abound, Secretary is not overtly kinky.
www.haro-online.com /movies/secretary.html   (472 words)

 HHS - Mike Leavitt, Secretary
Michael O. Leavitt was sworn in as the 20th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on January 26, 2005.
As secretary, he leads national efforts to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services to those in need.
As Secretary of Health and Human Services he is committed to unleashing the power of technology to improve the quality of care, reduce mistakes and manage costs.
www.hhs.gov /about/bios/dhhssec.html   (495 words)

 SECRETARY - Definition
A person employed to write orders, letters, dispatches, public or private papers, records, and the like; an official scribe, amanuensis, or writer; one who attends to correspondence, and transacts other business, for an association, a public body, or an individual.
That which is most of all profitable is acquaintance with the secretaries, and employed men of ambassadors.
Seeing or dreaming that you are a secretary indicates that you need to be more order and organization in your life.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/secretary   (256 words)

 Amazon.com: Video: Secretary (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The joy of SECRETARY lies in its characters, all of whom are quirky (to say the least).
While SECRETARY was in the theaters, it probably wasn't a film that you would've taken your prim and proper grandmother to see for her day trip away from the assisted care facility.
SECRETARY is a stylish and darkly humorous treatment of a delicate subject that allows the viewer to snicker without the guilty feeling of having been discovered with a dirty magazine.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008DDSA?v=glance   (1789 words)

 Secretary of State - Duties & Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the age of 34, Secretary Rokita is the second youngest Secretary of State in the country.
Secretary Rokita is a member of the Director's Circle of the Indiana Council for Economic Education and is actively involved with Brookside Elementary School.
A commercial-rated pilot, Secretary Rokita is a member and past chair of the Indiana State Bar Association's Aviation Law Committee and volunteers his time by flying people in need of non-emergency medical care to hospitals and clinics throughout the Midwest for treatment.
www.in.gov /sos/duties/biography.html   (341 words)

 Secretary General Kofi Annan - Global Policy Forum - UN Secretary General
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urges the Security Council to act in unison to strengthen the authority and credibility of the UN, and to reach a comprehensive solution that includes the suspension of the sanctions against Iraq.
The Secretary General submits his first report on the implementation of the Brahimi report proposals, including an assessment of the finance and positions required to improve peacekeeping coordination from UN headquarters.
Secretary General Kofi Annan criticized the G-8 leaders saying that “for four years, we have had too many promises and too little action.” Debt relief is a huge issue which will have a dramatic impact on the lives of the poor if cancelled.
globalpolicy.igc.org /secgen   (4196 words)

 > energy.gov : Samuel W. Bodman
Previously, Secretary Bodman served as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury beginning in February 2004.   He also served the Bush Administration as the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Commerce beginning in 2001.
A financier and executive by trade, with three decades of experience in the private sector, Secretary Bodman was well suited manage the day-to-day operations of both of these cabinet agencies.
Secretary Bodman is married to M. Diane Bodman.
www.energy.gov /engine/content.do?BT_CODE=AD_LSA   (329 words)

 CNN.com - Hitler's secretary dies aged 81 - February 14, 2002
Traudl Junge was the Fuehrer's secretary from 1943 to 1945 and took down his last will and testament.
In the documentary -- Blind Spot -- Junge said she applied for the job as one of Hitler's secretaries at the age of 22 because she was taken with his magnetic power.
It was during Junge's years serving Hitler that most of the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust died, although she said she never heard Jews discussed.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/02/13/germany.hitler   (387 words)

 Secretary briefs lawmakers in ‘posture’ hearing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche, along with the other service secretaries, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee for the service secretaries’ posture portion of the 2005 Department of Defense Authorization hearing series.
Turning his attention to the area of sexual harassment, the secretary assured the senators that the Air Force is aggressively investigating all reports.
Secretary Roche praised a program unique to the Air Force -- one that senators urged other services to examine -- blending active duty and guardsmen into one unit.
www.af.mil /news/story.asp?storyID=123007123   (624 words)

 Establishment of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence ``(a) There is an Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, appointed from civilian life by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
``(E) The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.''; and (B) by redesignating paragraphs (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), and (11) as paragraphs (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), and (8), respectively.
It would also require the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress within 90 days after enactment on the establishment of the position of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, including mission, organizational structure, and relationships.
www.fas.org /irp/congress/2002_cr/usdint.html   (702 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: DVD: Secretary [2003]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Secretary is a kinky love story featuring a standout performance by Maggie Gyllenhaal, an offbeat young actress in her first starring role.
'Secretary' begins by throwing us into the life of Lee, a compulsive self-mutilator who lands herself a job as an eccentric lawyer's secretary after being released from the psychiatric institution.
Whilst 'Secretary' is slightly out there on a proverbial limb, the aim was not to shock but to portray love from a perspective outside of the social norms.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000SVW8G   (1427 words)

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