Plain Language Act

Plain Language Act

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to write “clear government communication that the public can understand and use.”

The ODNI is committed to writing new documents in plain language using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines.

The ODNI is training our employees and have created an oversight process to ensure the use of plain language in any document that

  • Is necessary for obtaining any federal government benefit or service or filing taxes.
  • Provides information about any federal government benefit or service.
  • Explains to the public how to comply with a requirement that the federal government administers or enforces.

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