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The National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life was established in 1975 to be the focal point for a national effort to improve America's rate of economic growth. The Center established the following objectives: (1) develop more effective approaches to improving productivity in the public sector; (2) stimulate and support industry efforts to improve productivity; (3) coordinate productivity enhancing efforts by federal agencies; (4) encourage labor-management efforts by federal agencies; (5) encourage labor-management cooperation to enhance productivity; (6) recommend ways of improving the rate of capital investment; (7) recommend changes in productivity-inhibiting government regulations; and (8) encourage understanding and use of productivity measures.

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