Administrative Professionals Week 2019

Administrative Professionals Day; quote "No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.” Joseph Addison
The acknowledgement of Administrative Professionals began as National Secretaries Week in 1952. Although the name and responsibilities of the role have evolved considerably in the last half century, we more than ever recognize, with gratitude, the importance of administrative professionals to the success of every enterprise.

As technology has changed professional roles so managers and supervisors perform more of their own administrative tasks such as preparing memos and responding to email, the administrative professional has taken on more professional tasks, such as managing processes, projects and people. Proficiency in computer skills and communication are key. In specialized fields, administrative professionals require industry-specific skills such as medical transcription or the ability to prepare legal documents.

Whatever the specific responsibilities of the role, today is a day to recognize and celebrate the contributions of administrative professionals everywhere. We salute you and thank you for your hard work!

Karen M. Rainey
FEW National President