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Fed News Radio: How are agencies upholding Plain Language Act?

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Evelyn Wolf

How are agencies upholding Plain Language Act

From Federal News Radio with Tom Temin
Published: June 12, 2017

Our CEO, Fergal McGovern was recently interviewed for Fed News Radio’s Federal Drive with Tom Temin .

The Plain Language Act, enacted back in 2010, requires federal agencies to use understandable English. Nearly all agencies have established policies for using plain language. But what they actually put out can leave normal people, even lawyers, scratching their heads. Lots of passive voice, lots of long sentences.