How The Association of Office Services Professionals came to be:
For some time the MSMA National Board and Marketing Team had been working to develop a plan to re-brand MSMA to meet the greater needs of our membership and encourage participation from other groups in the Office Services world, while maintaining our roots in MAIL. In February 2018, a task force made up of existing board members and other industry professionals met in Chicago and developed a presentation not to rebrand MSMA but expand the association. This task force recommended, and the National Board voted unanimously to create a partner association: The AOSP
The Mission of the AOSP is to bring together office service professionals from industries involved with domestic and international mail, administrative services, distribution, logistics, shipping/receiving, communications and more. The goal is to provide education and training opportunities that will allow personal and professional growth to members on a wide variety of topics and disciplines. Additionally, offering a network of professional colleagues and resources that will enable members to provide value added services to their companies, clients and associates.
First Steps: The AOSP will function as a parallel to the MSMA in development, meaning that the current MSMA National Board will oversee the AOSP, however the Board will govern only until a new executive board is created for the AOSP. Current MSMA members will all be given access to AOSP information/opportunities at no additional membership cost.
The AOSP Certification and Training Opportunities
The Office Service Professional Certification (OSPC) The Office Services Professionals Certification (OSPC) is a training and certification process for entry level, non-managers working in office services, support services and mail operations. It is aimed toward individuals with fewer than 3 years of industry experience seeking training in basic office services and functions, but it is also useful for anyone wanting to hone their professional skills. This professional training and certification program can be taken as a standalone certification or as a first step in a career long certification process for those who might eventually pursue other industry certifications.
The subject matter was developed by a group of industry professionals who donated their time and expertise to bring this to The AOSP.
AOSP Specific Track available at Mailcom
Mailcom will offer an Office Service Professional track for the first time at Fall 2018 Mailcom in Las Vegas Nevada. This track will offer training in the 8 modules make up the OSPC training certification. The class will be taught by the individuals who created the modules for the certification.