The Secretaries Day also known as Administrative Professionals’ Day or Admin Day will be observed on 23rd April 2014. Kenya has not been keen on celebrating the day which is meant to appreciate the support staff in the work places.
The Kenya Flower Council is working with the Brussels Airline on how this day can be observed in Kenya come the 23rd of April by way of giving flowers as gifts. KFC is encouraging all the employers in Kenya to appreciate their secretaries and personal assistants a step that can play a great deal in improving their morale.
The creation of party for secretaries began in 1951 in the United States. Mrs. Mary Barrett, president of the National Association of Secretaries of the United States (National Secretaries Association) and Mr. C. King Woodbridge, president of Dictaphone Corporation, were members of a special committee charged with finding solutions to the national shortage of qualified personnel office that prevailed at that time. With the help of a specialist in a major public relations firm (Young & Rubicam), Mr. Harry Klemfuss, they had the idea of developing a public awareness campaign, the Secretaries’ Week.
The first Secretaries’ Week was held from 1 to 7 June 1952. An important milestone in the history of the secretariat had taken place.