Administrative Professionals' Day Date in the current year: April 20, 2016

Administrative Professionals' Day Administrative Professionals' Day, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day, is an informal professional observance that recognizes the work of administrative support professionals. In North America, it is celebrated on the Wednesday of the last full week of April.

The idea of the holiday was first voiced in the early 1950s by Marry Barrett and C. King Woodbridge, president of the National Secretaries Association and president of Dictaphone Corporation, accordingly. They were concerned with the lack of skilled office workers at the national level.

National Secretaries Week was first proclaimed by US Secretary of Commerce Charles W. Sawyer. It was held during the first week of June 1952. In 1955, the observance was moved to the last full week of April. In 1981, its name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week, and in 2000 it got its current name.

Today, Administrative Professionals Week is coordinated by International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). It honors administrative assistants, professional secretaries, receptionists, projects coordinators, logistics coordinators, customer service representatives, and other administrative support professionals.

Although Administrative Professionals' Day is not official, it is one of the largest workplace observances in the United States.

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