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The rapid acceptance of advanced labor legislation by the Federal Government and the individual States during recent years has greatly increased the responsibility of governmental labor agencies, as well as added to their opportunities for social service. New problems of coordination between State and Federal labor departments, and between the States themselves, in carrying out new laws and new policies, have emphasized the old need for some pooling of effort on the part of labor-law administrators to the end that similar laws shall produce similar results.
Some of these problems and the measures necessary for meeting them are discussed in this bulletin from the viewpoint of those responsible for the administration and enforcement of labor laws and regulations. The International Association of Governmental Labor Officials, like other professional organizations, is vitally concerned not only with professional standards, but with constant improvement in the character and scope of the services which its members are called upon to perform. Because of close daily contact with the practical application of measures designed to improve working conditions and industrial relations, the men and women who make up the International Association of Governmental Labor Officials have, through their association, been able to make valuable contributions to the effort to raise standards and to secure uniformity not only in laws but in policies and personnel of the administering agencies.
The goals being sought by this organized group of governmental labor officials, as well as the difficulties in the way of realizing these goals, are apparent in the proceedings of their 1936 convention, of which this bulletin is a transcript.
Commissioner of Labor Statistics. JUNE 1, 1937.