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Speaking plain English still a challenge for some agencies

Advocacy group's annual report card claims progress by SSA, Commerce, Transportation, USDA and SBA. But others including DHS regressed. The Center for Plain Language said there's a general absence of governmentwide coordination.

Tags: management , Plain Writing Act , plain language , Center for Plain Language , Anetta Cheek , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 04:39am EST
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Tips, techniques to write in plain language

It's been two years since the Plain Language Writing Act became law. While agencies are doing a better job, more work needs to be done. A federal expert on plain language is offering agencies the writing tips he employs on a daily basis. At the same time, a new bill in Congress would extend the plain language act to cover federal regulations.

Tags: management , Robert Agnello , DoD , TRICARE , Plain Language Act , Center for Plain Language , training , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:59am EDT
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Military sexual assault survivors storm Capitol Hill

Ahead of the markup of the annual defense policy bill by key House committee, hundreds of survivors of military sexual assault take to the Capitol to demand change.

Tags: DoD , Service Women’s Action Network , sexual assault , Military justice , Leon Panetta , Mary Kay Hertog , Michael Wishnie , Sandra Park , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 11:17am EDT
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Bill takes federal plain language requirements a step further

Agencies already are under the gun to put their public communications into plain language. A congressman behind the original effort now wants to get rid of government jargon in federal regulations.

Tags: Congress , OMB , open government , Plain Language Act , OIRA , Cass Sunstein , management , regulations , rulemaking , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:17am EST
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