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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 language , Center for Plain Language , Anetta Cheek , Bruce Braley , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 04:39am EST
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Report finds mixed progress on plain language

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.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , plain language , Annetta Cheek , USDA , VA , management

Friday - 07/20/2012, 09:28pm EDT
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IRS nabs honors for clear writing in documents

Jodi Patterson of the IRS Office of Taxpayer Correspondence explains how the agency weathered its way through the first several months of the Plain Writing Act.

Tags: IRS , Center for Plain Language , In Depth , Jodi Patterson

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 04:36pm EDT
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OMB finalizes plain writing law implementation

OIRA issues its second memo since the Plain Writing Act became law detailing deadlines and training requirements.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , open government , best practices , John Buckner

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:32pm EDT