According to Wikipedia, National Secretaries Week was the idea of the then president Mary Barrett of the National Secretaries Association. Today the association is called IAAP, International Association of Administrative Professionals. Along with C. King Woodbridge, then president of Dictaphone Corporation, the national recognition was born.
The first week for National’s Secretaries was in June of 1952. The Wednesday of that week was designated as the very special National Secretaries Day.
In 1955 the observance was moved to the last full week in April. The name changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981. And in the year 2000 the new title became Administrative Professionals Week to include all the new business functions the professionals are doing today.
Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest observances in the workplace. Here in the United State the day is usually celebrated by giving the assistant gifts along the line of flowers, candy, or perhaps even lunch at a restaurant.
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