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Administrative Professionals Day 2024 – April 24

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Administrative professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day is annually observed across the globe on the Wednesday of the last full week in April to celebrate and recognise the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.

  • The day is also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day or Administrative Assistant Day.

Administrative Professionals Day 2024 was observed on 24th April 2024.

  • Administrative Professionals Day 2023 was observed on 26th April 2023.
  • Administrative Professionals Day 2025 will be observed on 23rd April 2025.

The observance of Administrative Professionals Day is led by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), a non-profit professional association serving the administrative profession.

Administrative Professionals Week:

Administrative Professionals Day coincides with Administrative Professionals Week (APW), a week-long celebration dedicated to secretaries and administrative professionals in recognition of their contributions to business and industries.

  • APW is celebrated annually every last full week in April.

APW 2024 is observed from 21 to 27 April 2024.

  • APW 2023 was observed from 23rd to 29th April 2023.
  • APW 2025 will be observed from 20th to 26th April 2025.

Origin and Evolution of the Observance:

i.The origin of the observance of Administrative Professionals Day/Week dates back to 1952.

ii.In 1952, then United States (US) Secretary of Commerce, Charles Sawyer proclaimed 1st to 7th June 1952 as National Secretaries Week. He also designated 4 June 1952(Wednesday) as 1st National Secretaries Day.

iii.In 1955, the National Secretaries Association (NSA) changed the observance dates to the last full week of April and designated Wednesday of the week as Administrative Professionals Day.

Name Changes:

i.The name of the observance was changed to Professional Secretaries Day/Week in 1981 when the NSA became Professional Secretaries International (PSI).

ii.In 1998, PSI was renamed as International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

iii.In 2000, the observance was again renamed as Administrative Professionals Day/Week.

iv.The name change of the observance reflects the expanding roles and responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative professionals.

About International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP):
Chair of the Board– Katie Mercier
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- Melissa Mahoney
Headquarters– Missouri, the United States of America(USA)