Administrative Professional's Week


Office workers have been honored since 1952 with Administrative Professionals Week (APW) sponsored by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).   Administrative Professionals Week is thought to be one of the largest modern workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and major holidays.

The name was changed by the IAAP from Professional Secretaries Week and Professional Secretaries Day in the year 2000. Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day are better fits for the workplace of today with changing job titles and the expanding responsibilities of the administrative workforce.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, IAAP remains the sole sponsor of Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day. IAAP continues to believe in the importance of this event in calling business attention to the increasing value and contributions of administrative professionals in today's workplace.

Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances. It is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people for community events, educational seminars and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor statistics, there are currently more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles. More than 475,000 administrative professionals are employed in Canada, while millions more administrative professionals work in offices all over the world.


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