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Plain Writing Act of 2010

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to write “clear government communication that the public can understand and use.” President Obama also emphasized the importance of establishing “a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration” in his Jan. 21, 2009 Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.

The PCLOB is committed to writing new documents in plain language using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines. Email us at info@pclob.gov.

The PCLOB annually trains our employees. Plain language is required in any document that:

Agency Designations

All PCLOB employees have completed Plain Writing Act training. The General Counsel serves as the Senior Official for Plain Writing.

April 13, 2017

PCLOB’s 2017 Plain Writing Act Compliance Report

Privacy Act Compliane Report for April 13, 2017

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April 13, 2016

PCLOB’s 2016 Plain Writing Act Compliance Report

Privacy Act Compliane Report for April 13, 2016

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