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

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 04:39am EST

In Depth interviews - July 20

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Annetta Cheek , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Center for Plain Language , J. David Patterson

Saturday - 07/21/2012, 01:34am EDT

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 Writing Act , Annetta Cheek , USDA , VA , management

Friday - 07/20/2012, 09:28pm EDT

How plain language could help the federal government

Save money, increase transparency and be more citizen inclusive - just by writing more clearly.

Tags: Alan Siegel , Siegel and Gale ,

Monday - 11/02/2009, 09:37am EST