Administrative Professionals Week


WHEREAS, administrative professionals play an essential role in coordinating the office operations of businesses, government, educational institutions, and other organizations; and

WHEREAS, the work of administrative professionals today requires advanced knowledge and expertise in communications, computer software, office technology, project management, organization, customer service and other vital office management responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, Administrative Professionals Week is observed annually in workplaces around the world to recognize the important contributions of administrative support staff, and is sponsored by the International Association of Administrative Professionals; and

WHEREAS, Administrative Professionals Week 2014 is focused on “Honoring the office professionals who make offices work,” reflecting the integral and central role that office professionals play in modern business;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize the week of April 20-26, 2014, as ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS WEEK, and Wednesday April 23 as ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY, in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

FURTHERMORE, I call on all employers to support continued training and development for administrative staff, recognizing that a well-trained workforce is essential for success in today’s business world.