Administrative Professionals Day / Week (April 20th - 24th)
It's time to show your appreciation and celebrate those that keep the office running smoothly. Administrative Professions are the main element, like the coffee, that keep everyone together and awake! Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day encourages managers of all levels since 1952 to support and reward their admins, and to show their appreciation!
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About Administrative Professionals Week
The goal of Administrative Professionals Day is to recognize and celebrate people who are secretaries, Administrative assistants, and any other office professionals. These people perform a variety of functions and are a contributor to an organization's success. This article provides information about this day and its importance to people who perform office support positions in today's workforce.
When is Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day?
Administrative Professionals Week is observed the last full week of April. Wednesday is when Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated.
How many people in the US work in these positions?
There are over 4 million people who work in secretarial or administrative assistant positions in the United States. Most people who work in these positions are appreciated by receiving flowers, chocolat, being taken out to lunch, or given gifts from members of management.
The History of Administrative Professionals Day
The week that was designated as Administrative Professionals Week was once called National Secretaries Week by The IAAP or The International Association of Administrative Professionals. There were also a variety of office product manufactures that were involved in the initial organization back In 1952.
The president of The National Secretaries Association, which is now The IAAP, was Many Barrett. She and C. King Woodbridge, who was president of The Dictaphone Corporation, were on a council that was tasked with finding a solution to not having the necessary skilled office workers available.
They came up with a solution with the help of a third person named Harry Klemfuss and that was a campaign for a national secretaries week.
The first National Secretaries Week occurred in 1952 from June 1 to June 7 and was proclaimed so by Charles Sawyer who was The U.S. Secretary of Commerce back then. Wednesday June 4 was chosen as the designated day for National Secretaries Day.
The National Secretaries Association decided to make a change to the observation date of National Secretaries Week and they changed it to April. National Secretaries Day was to be observed on Wednesday of the last week of the month.
The changing nature of the workforce was the reason National Secretaries Association became Professional Secretaries International or PSI back in 1981. This also was the reason National Secretaries Day was changed to Professional Secretaries Week.
PSI decided to change their name in 1998 to the International Association of Administrative Professionals as this was a reflection of expanding roles of office staff. The IAAP announced Professional Secretaries Day was being changed to Administrative Professionals Day in 2000. This was needed to address the structure of administrative staff and responsibilities of office staff in an organization.