Check it out. The Center for Plain Language just released this 2013 report card for plain writing done by federal agencies. Details are available from their website. Two related media articles appear below.
Sure makes me wonder what’s different in the USDA (Dept of Agriculture) and the DOL (Dept of Labor).
- The Worst Writing In the Federal Government Gets Failing Grade (swampland.time.com)
- Plain writing in government: Agencies, plainly speaking, aren’t there yet (washingtonpost.com)