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Administrative Professionals Day 2024 in the United States

Administrative Professionals Day® highlights the important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of the modern economy worldwide. It is on the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week®, which is on the last full week of April.

Is Administrative Professionals Day a Public Holiday?

Administrative Professionals Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours.

Administrative Professionals Day celebrates the role of administrative professionals worldwide.


Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day and Administrative Professionals Week are widely observed in many workplaces in the United States and other countries around the world. Many employers and supervisors arrange events to show their appreciation of the work carried out by administrative professionals, to highlight their importance to the organization and to enhance their work-related skills.

Public Life

Administrative Professionals Day is an observance but it is not a public holiday in the United States.

About Administrative Professionals Day

During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. The National Secretaries Association was formed to recognize the contributions of secretaries and other administrative personnel to the economy, to support their personal development and to help attract people to administrative careers in the field. The association's name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and, finally, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1998.

These changes in name reflected the changing nature of the tasks, qualifications and responsibilities of the members of the organization. IAAP now has an international orientation and continues to provide education and training and set standards of excellence recognized by the business community on a global perspective. The organization's vision is "to inspire and equip all administrative professionals to attain excellence".

The first National Secretaries Week was organized in 1952 in conjunction with the United States Department of Commerce and various office supply and equipment manufacturers. The Wednesday of that week became known as National Secretaries Day. As the organization gained international recognition, the events became known as Professional Secretaries Week® and Professional Secretaries Day®. In 2000, IAAP announced that names of the week and the day were changed to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day to keep pace with changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of the modern administrative workforce. Many work environments across the world observe this event.

Administrative Professionals Day Observances

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2019WedApr 24Administrative Professionals DayObservance
2020WedApr 22Administrative Professionals DayObservance
2021WedApr 21Administrative Professionals DayObservance
2022WedApr 27Administrative Professionals DayObservance
2023WedApr 26Administrative Professionals DayObservance
2024WedApr 24Administrative Professionals DayObservance
2025WedApr 23Administrative Professionals DayObservance
2026WedApr 22Administrative Professionals DayObservance
2027WedApr 21Administrative Professionals DayObservance
2028WedApr 26Administrative Professionals DayObservance
2029WedApr 25Administrative Professionals DayObservance

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