Wednesday, April 22, 2020, is Administrative Professional Day! This holiday was created by the president of the National Secretaries Association – Mary Barrett – in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
In 1952, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer declared the first week of June to be Secretaries Week, and the Wednesday in that week to be Secretaries Day. In 1955. Secretaries Week was then changed to the last week of April. In 1981, the day was changed from secretaries day to Administrative Professionals Day to incorporate not only secretaries into the holiday but a myriad of professional and administrative assistants.
The professional and administrative employees at NEC play a huge role in making sure the cooperative runs smoothly. These employees wear many hats, from handling appointments, speaking with customers, and managing paperwork, just to name a few.
However, most of their work goes unnoticed and not many people are aware of the skills required to do their jobs well. Administrative Professionals Day aims to thank those who work as secretaries, assistants, and other employees who try their best at everything they do.
Today, the day is not only celebrated in the United States but is celebrated all over the world.
We say thank you to all those who provide support. You are greatly appreciated.