Administrative Professionals Day 2013

Today, we celebrate and honor …
Those dedicated individuals who “hold down the fort” when the boss is gone…
Those lonely souls who come in early and stay late, to ensure the organization runs smoothly…
Those amazing talented “under-dogs” with super-power multi-tasking skills…

The support staff, the uber-do-ers, the Administrative Professionals!

young woman at officeApril 23, 2013 is Administrative Professionals Day!
Giving bosses an entire WEEK to show their gratitude to their hard-working staff (April 22-26), and to highlight their importance to the organization and to enhance their work-related skills.

THANK YOU! (You know who you are!)


Background << click here for more

“During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. The National Secretaries Association was formed to recognize the contributions of secretaries and other administrative personnel to the economy, to support their personal development and to help attract people to administrative careers in the field. The association’s name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and, finally, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1998. The first National Secretaries Week was organized in 1952 in conjunction with the United States Department of Commerce and various office supply and equipment manufacturers. The Wednesday of that week became known as National Secretaries Day. As the organization gained international recognition, the events became known as Professional Secretaries Week® and Professional Secretaries Day®.  In 2000, IAAP announced that names of the week and the day were changed to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day to keep pace with changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of the modern administrative workforce. Many work environments across the world observe this event.”

International Association of Administrative Professionals << click here for more

Since 1952, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has honored office workers by sponsoring Administrative Professionals Week. Today, it is one of the largest workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and major holidays. Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles. More than 475,000 administrative professionals are employed in Canada. Millions more administrative professionals work in offices all over the world.

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