Plain language makes it easier for the public to read, understand, and use government communications.Learn more
Law and requirements
Learn about the Plain Writing Act, policy memos, and executive orders that require agencies to use plain language.
Plain language guidelines
Official writing guidelines for understanding your audience, being clear and concise, and testing your content.
December 12, 2018
December PLAIN Meeting and Holiday Gathering
Join us for a mostly in-person meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, ET. We’ll discuss the Clarity 2018 conference in Montreal and plan out our plain language meetings for 2019. We realize not everyone can join us in person, but we’ll arrange a Zoom video conference so you can see and hear us.
The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a community of federal employees dedicated to the idea that citizens deserve clear communications from government. We believe that using plain language saves federal agencies time and money and provides better service to the American public.
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