The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires federal agencies to use plain language when communicating with the public. Plain language is clear communication that the public can easily understand and use. The Department is committed to communicating with the public in plain language. We promote plain language, encourage improvements, and recognize exemplary efforts.
Ask questions, recommend a webpage to improve, or request training.
Plain Language Contacts
Marisela Douglass, Senior Official for Plain Language
Laura McGinnis, Office of Public Affairs
All new staff must take plain language training via our LearningLink system.
Contact us to request additional training for your team.
See our annual compliance reports for more on our training and other ways we are committed to plain language.