The National Secretaries Association was formed during World War 2 to support the efforts of secretaries and other administrative personnel and to support their personal development. Their goal was 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.
An official period of celebration was first proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer as “National Secretaries Week,” which was held June 1–7 in 1952. Wednesday of that week was designated as National Secretaries Day.
In 1955, the observance date of National Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981, and became Administrative Professionals Week in 2000.
Administrative Professionals Week is the perfect time to show all of your hard working employees just how much you appreciate what they do! Give them a beautiful floral arrangement or perhaps a desk garden to add some excitement to their workspace or send them a lovely gift to brighten their day from Conklyn’s Florist!
Administrative Professionals Day is a registered trademark with registration number 2,475,33.