ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK
The last full week in April is set aside to celebrate the administrative professionals and secretaries who keep businesses going worldwide. In the United States, its estimated there are more than 4.5 million administrative professionals.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says New York as the most administrative assistants at 87,400. Their average annual pay in New York is $77,220. Nationally, the average annual wage is $37,870.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Send flowers to the administrative assistant at your organization. If you’re in the position, arrange for tickets to an arts event after their dinner. Ask members of your company or team to contribute a time when the administrative professional went above and beyond or helped them out of a jam. Use #AdministrativeProfessionalsWeek to follow on social media.
Since 1952, Internationational Administrative Assistant Provisionals has honored office workers by sponsoring a week originally called National Secretaries Week. The organization moved National Secretaries Week in 1955 to the last full week of April, with Wednesday designated as Administrative Professionals’ Day. A name change was announced in 1981 when the observance became Professional Secretaries Week. Finally, in 2000, Administrative Professionals Week settled into its current title.
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