Administrative Professionals Week: April 21 - 27, 2019
Administrative Professionals Day: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Administrative Professionals are very important roles as they are the backbone of the office and complete work that is often unseen. Though these positions may not be glamorous, be proud of the work you do and the skills/knowledge you bring to your organization. You are far more important and valuable than you may think!
During World War II, there was a shortage of skilled administrative professionals, and so the National Secretaries Association was formed. The organization has since changed its name to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in order to recognize their contributions to the economy and attract more workers to the field.
In 1952, 10 years after the organization began, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Charles W. Sawyer, initiated the first celebration of administrative professionals. While these positions are often not given their due praise, any successful business is aware that the administrative staff keeps things running like a well-oiled machine.