Administrative Professionals Week on April, 2017: Who knows about History of Professional Secretaries Week?
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Administrative Professionals' Day (also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is an unofficial secular holiday observed in several countries to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.
Administrative Professionals Week (and "Day"), formerly known as Professional Secretaries Week, was created as an annual opportunity to recognize the valuable contributions of office support staff in business and government and to encourage students to consider secretarial careers. Administrative Professionals Week is always held annually during the last full week in April (standard Sunday through Saturday calendar week). Administrative Professionals Day is always held the Wednesday of that week. This means the event was held on April 22-28 on this year. Administrative Professionals Day was held April 25 on this year. This annual event was originally organized in 1952 as "National Secretaries Week" by the National Secretaries Association (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals) in conjunction with public relations executive Harry Klemfuss and a consortium of office product manufacturers. It was established as an effort to recognize secretaries for their contributions in the workplace, and to attract people to secretarial/administrative careers. In 2000, IAAP changed Professional Secretaries Week and Professional Secretaries Day to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day® (APD) to keep pace with admins’ changing job titles and expanding responsibilities. Research shows that many workers around the world still hold the “secretary” job title; however, many alternative titles have become more popular, such as administrative assistant, office coordinator, administrative specialist, executive assistant, and office manager.
While all secretaries are covered under the umbrella term “administrative professional,” not all admins hold the title of “secretary.” The name change to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day expands the event to include other administrative job titles that also richly deserve recognition.
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What is Administrative Professional Week?
I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but, I think Hallmark is responsible for yet another "holiday". I am an administrative assistant as well. I assist the administrator and she's the head honcho and yet- nada for this "holiday".
OK, what is this crap about this week being "Administrative Professionals Week"?
Did you know that next week is Hug a Clown Week or is it Kick a Clown Week? I,m not sure. Either works for me.