Federal agencies

Report card gives DOL an ‘A’ for compliance with Plain Writing Act


Hume, VA – The Department of Labor is communicating with the public in a way that is clear and easy to understand, according to a new report card on the government’s compliance with the Plain Writing Act of 2010.

The nonprofit Center for Plain Language released the report Jan. 27, grading how well various government departments did last year in complying with the law.

DOL received an “A” grade for compliance. For writing and information design, the agency received grades of “B” and “C,” respectively. Overall, DOL improved its score from 2013 to 2014.

“Four years after the signing of the Plain Writing Act, most government agencies are following the letter of the law and communicating better with the American public. We are delighted to have been a part of that change,” Susan Kleimann, Center for Plain Language board chair, said in the report.