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Plain Language Community

Promote the use of plain language to provide better service to the public.

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The Plain Language community is a group of government employees and contractors dedicated to the idea that citizens deserve clear communications from government. We believe that using plain language saves government agencies time and money and provides better service to the American public.

What We Do

Throughout the year, the community provides training and hosts plain-language related events. Our community offers support and answers to members’ questions.

Who We Are

We’re a group of plain language practitioners with varying specialties and different levels of expertise.

Community Conduct

The Communities of Practice are hosted by, a service of the Technology Transformation Services (TTS) within the General Services Administration (GSA). GSA is a federal agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and must comply with requests for records made under FOIA. As a result, all communications made on this Communities of Practice LISTSERV are subject to release under FOIA.

When participating in this CoP, follow Community Guidelines.

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