This April 23, a day after Earth Day, is Administrative Professionals Day which is celebrated across the country, or so it seems on Twitter.
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According to Date and Time, Administrative Professionals Day is on the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week, which is the last full week of April.
During the day, employers or supervisors arrange events or show appreciation for the work carried out by professional assistants in their work place. This is a time to say “thank you.”
The history of the day dates back to World War II when there was an increased need for administrative professionals. Thus the formation of the National Secretaries Association followed which later became International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).
In 1952, the United States Department of commerce and various office supply and equipment companies celebrated National Secretaries Week hosted by the IAAP. The Wednesday of the week was coined 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,” wrote the website.
Administrative Professionals Day is observed by many different work environments to this day.