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The Best and Worst at Plain Language in Government

The Best and Worst at Plain Language in Government From GovLoop. By Lauren Girardin Published: February 09, 2016 Federal agencies are legally required to use plain language. Yet, according to a new report, federal agencies are failing to do so.Plain language has been the law of the land for federal agencies since the Plain Writing Act of …

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GCN: Notwithstanding endeavors to eschew obfuscation, website readability drops

GCN: Notwithstanding endeavors to eschew obfuscation, website readability drops From GCN. By Amanda Ziadeh Published: February 09, 2016 More than five years after President Barack Obama signed the Plain Writing Act, the readability of federal agency websites has gotten worse. The complex, “government-ese” language not only obscures communications, but it also costs agencies money as …

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