Federal Plain Language Report Card

  • Agencies’ web pages getting easier to understand but not searchable

    What good is web page on federal housing assistance if no one can find it? That was the question raised in this year’s Federal Report Card from the Center for Plain Language.

  • Longtime Senate security director pleads guilty to lying to FBI

    In today’s Federal Newscast, James Wolfe, who was the head of the security for the Senate Intelligence Committee for almost 30 years, has plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI about his interactions with a news organization.

  • Agencies struggle to use clear language for public services

    Federal agencies are slipping when it comes to using clear language everyone can understand on their public-facing websites. Some of the drop can be attributed to high turnover in the positions meant to work on this goal.

  • Plain language in government suffers in 2017

    For the first time in years, the overall score across all agencies reviewed on the Federal Plain Language Report Card dropped, and some agencies received scores below a C-minus.