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    Sun Valley Group: What Happened To Admin Day?
    by Sun Valley Group’s Flower Talk
    Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 3:48PM EDT

    This April 26th, 2017 is National Administrative Professionals Day (formerly known as Secretary’s Day and Administrative Assistant’s’ Day), which began in 1952 as a day allocated to thanking and encouraging professionals in administrative positions. Over the last decade or so, this holiday has fallen by the wayside, mostly due to confusion over who exactly is considered an administrative professional.

    During World War II, the National Secretaries Association was founded to attract workers to the administrative field as low population rates paired with flourishing post-war business had led to a shortage of a skilled workforce. The Association, in tandem with other corporate groups, started National Secretaries Week (the last full week in April), designating Wednesday as the official day of recognition and celebration of the contributions made by administrative personnel.

    As years passed and times changed, so did the verbiage used to describe these working professionals, with the holiday and association renamed to “Administrative Professionals Day” and the “International Association of Administrative Professionals.” This change was intended to encompass not only the expanding responsibilities of admin professionals, but also the wide spectrum of administrative support positions that had become a necessity in the modern workplace.

    To read the rest of the story, please go to: Sun Valley Group’s Flower Talk

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