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Federal Plain Language Report Card – 2013
Prepared by the Center for Plain Language

Department
Agriculture (USDA) Commerce (DOC) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Defense (DOD) Energy (DOE) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) General Services Administration (GSA) Health & Human Services (HHS) Homeland Security (DHS)

Compliance with the Act

Department
Plain Writing

Compliance with the Act

Plain Writing

A B

B C C D B C D B C

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Interior (DOI) Justice (DOJ) Labor (DOL) NASA Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Small Business Administration (SBA) Social Security Administration (SSA) Transportation (DOT) Treasury

A B D F B B F

B

F

D D D F C D D A C D D

D C F D A A A F C

Chair, Center for Plain Language

Nov 19, 2013 Date

Veterans Administration (VA)

A—Excellent

B—Good

C—Satisfactory

D—Needs Improvement

F—Fail

2013 Federal Plain Writing Report Card
Prepared by the Center for Plain Language

Department
Agriculture (USDA) Commerce (DOC) Defense (DOD) Energy (DOE) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) General Services (GSA) Health & Human Services (HHS) Homeland Security (DHS) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Interior (DOI) Justice (DOJ) Labor (DOL) NASA Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Small Business Administration (SBA) Social Security Administration (SSA) Transportation (DOT) Treasury Veterans Administration (VA)

Agency
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Forest Service (FS) Patent and Trademark (PTO) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Department of Army Reserve (DAR) Office of the Secretary (OS) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Plain Writing
A B C D D C B C C C D A B B D D

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) National Park Service (NPS) Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

C D D F F F C D D A

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

B C C D D D

A—Excellent

B—Good C—Satisfactory

D—Needs Improvement

F—Fail Nov 13, 2013

Chair, Center for Plain Language

Date

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2012-to-2013 Change in Compliance with the Plain Language Act by Federal Agency
Compliance with the Plain Writing Act Change

2012 Agriculture (USDA) Defense (DOD) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Health & Human Services (HHS) Homeland Security (DHS) Justice (DOJ) Labor (DOL) Small Business Administration(SBA) Social Security Administration (SSA) Transportation (DOT) Veterans Administration (VA)

2013

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A B C C D C B C C C F

A B F B F D C A A A C

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Federal Plain Language Report Card - 2013
 Department Agriculture (USDA) Commerce (DOC) Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Defense (DOD) Energy (DOE) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) General Services Administration (GSA) Health & Human Services (HHS) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Interior (DOI) Justice (DOJ) Labor (DOL) NASA Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Small Business Administration (SBA) Social Security Administration (SSA) Transportation (DOT) Treasury Veterans Administration (VA)
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Compliance with the Plain Writing Act A B A B D F B B F B D C F D A A A F C

Plain Writing B C C D B C D B D D D F C D D A C D D