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A new report details mixed progress on a law requiring agencies to write using plain language when dealing with the public. The Center for Plain Language awarded the Agriculture Department an "A" for its efforts, the highest score of 12 large agencies and departments it surveyed. The Veterans Affairs Department, however, earned an "F" for its mostly incomplete progress.
Generally there has been a trend toward fewer convoluted, passive sentences, said Annetta Cheek, the chair of the Center for Plain Language.
"Easy-reading" and "federal documents" usually don't go together in the same sentence. But here's your chance to recognize an agency or contractor that does it well, and one that doesn't.
The I-94 form from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, received the Grand WonderMark Award from the Center for Plain Language for the worst and most unclear communication. Chairman Dr. Annetta Cheek tells us about the other winners and losers.
Sure, Johnny Fed can read, but if it's not written clearly, there's room for misunderstanding. The Center for Plain Language's Dr. Annetta Cheek, tells us about this year's awards for writing.
Plain language is information you can find, understand, and use. The Federal Drive talks with Annetta Cheek with the Center for Plain Language.