Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day 2016

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April 27th, 2016




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Whether you are celebrating Administrative Professional's Day which is April 27, 2016 or celebrating Administrative Professional's Week from April 24 - 30 2016, Successories has the gifts to truly show them that you have noticed and appreciate how much they contribute to the organization.
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About Administrative Professionals Week

The goal of Administrative Professionals Day is to recognize and celebrate people who are secretaries, Administrative assistants, and any other office professionals. These people perform a variety of functions and are a contributor to an organization's success. This article provides information about this day and its importance to people who perform office support positions in today's workforce.


When is Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day?

Administrative Professionals Week is always held annually during the last full week in April. Administrative Professionals Day is always held on the Wednesday of that week.


Administrative Professionals Week is observed the last full week of April. Wednesday is when Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated. There are over 4 million people who work in secretarial or administrative assistant positions in the United States. Most people who work in these positions are appreciated by receiving flowers, being taken out to lunch, or given gifts from members of management.


The History of Administrative Professionals Day

The week that was designated as Administrative Professionals Week was once called National Secretaries Week by The IAAP or The International Association of Administrative Professionals. There were also a variety of office product manufactures that were involved in the initial organization back In 1952.


The president of The National Secretaries Association, which is now The IAAP, was Many Barrett. She and C. King Woodbridge, who was president of The Dictaphone Corporation, were on a council that was tasked with finding a solution to not having the necessary skilled office workers available.


They came up with a solution with the help of a third person named Harry Klemfuss and that was a campaign for a national secretaries week.


The first National Secretaries Week occurred in 1952 from June 1 to June 7 and was proclaimed so by Charles Sawyer who was The U.S. Secretary of Commerce back then. Wednesday June 4 was chosen as the designated day for National Secretaries Day.


The National Secretaries Association decided to make a change to the observation date of National Secretaries Week and they changed it to April. National Secretaries Day was to be observed on Wednesday of the last week of the month.


The changing nature of the workforce was the reason National Secretaries Association became Professional Secretaries International or PSI back in 1981. This also was the reason National Secretaries Day was changed to Professional Secretaries Week.


PSI decided to change their name in 1998 to the International Association of Administrative Professionals as this was a reflection of expanding roles of office staff. The IAAP announced Professional Secretaries Day was being changed to Administrative Professionals Day in 2000. This was needed to address the structure of administrative staff and responsibilities of office staff in an organization.


Additional Information

It's time to show your appreciation and celebrate those that keep the office running smoothly. Administrative Professions are the glue that keep everything together. Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day encourages managers of all levels to support and reward their admins, and to show their appreciation! Successories has a variety of exclusive high quality Adminastrative Professional Gifts to show your appreciation!


There are various types of thank you gifts that are great ways to recognize all the functions administrative staff does for a variety of organizations. One thing to keep In mind is the contributions that administrative staff provide to organizations of any size. This means Administrative Professionals Day is one way for a business to show appreciation to their office staff.


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Customer Favorite Admin Professional Day Gifts

Updated Thursday 09-29-2016
Rosewood Interactive Gear Clock Personalized Desk Clock
Rating: rating | Reviewer: KevH of Laurel, MD

Rosewood Interactive Gear Clock Personalized Desk Clock

Clock gift
Clock looks very professional and achieves what we had been looking for. We had a beloved couple in our church move and we wanted to appreciate them with the time we spent together with this clock as a reminder of time well spent.

Perseverance Grand Canyon Desk Clock
Rating: | Reviewer: Sharon of NH

Perseverance Grand Canyon Desk Clock

Love...will buy again!!
I am responsible for ordering student awards every year. It was past practice to order a plaque with engraving. I thought this was rather boring for a high school student and began researching other options. The clock is perfect, they can take it off to college with them. This is the 2nd year in a row that I have ordered these, and I will continue to in the future. Everybody loves them.

Recognition Climbers Desk Clock
Rating: | Reviewer: BoomBoss of Shippensburg, PA

Recognition Climbers Desk Clock

Excellent Practical Award!
We were looking for an award that would be useful to the recipient, rather than something that would 'collect dust'. We plan on using this award a lot in the future.


Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day

Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day is always the Wednesday of the last full week of April. The last full week of April is known as Administrative Professionals Week.


It's time to show your appreciation and celebrate those that keep the office running smoothly. Administrative Professions are the glue that keep everything together. Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day encourages managers of all levels to support and reward their admins, and to show their appreciation! Successories has a variety of exclusive high quality Adminastrative Professional Gifts to show your appreciation!


Administrative Professionals Day/Week was founded 1952 as "National Secretaries Week" by the then National Secretaries Association. The goal of Amdinistrative Professionals Day was to recognize secretaries for their contributions in the workplace. The idea began with Mary Barrett, president of the National Secretaries Association, now called the International Association of Administrative Professionals, and C. King Woodbridge, president of Dictaphone Corporation. Serving on a council addressing a national shortage of skilled office workers, together with Harry Klemfuss, public relations account executive at Young & Rubicam, believed that a National Secretaries Week would attract individuals to careers in the adminstrative field while recognizing "the secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the functions of business and government offices depend."


When is Administrative Professionals Appreciation Week?

Administrative Professionals Week is always held annually during the last full week in April. Administrative Professionals Day is always held on the Wednesday of that week.


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  • Administrative Professionals Week
  • 2015: April 19-25
  • 2016: April 24-30
  • 2017: April 23-29
  • 2018: April 22-28
  • 2019: April 21-27

  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • 2015: April 22
  • 2016: April 27
  • 2017: April 26
  • 2018: April 25
  • 2019: April 24
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