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The Act proscribes some specific steps for agencies to demonstrate compliance to the new ‘Plain Writing’ requirements – official agency communications must now use the active voice, avoid double negatives and use personal pronouns. “Addressees” must now become, simply, “you.” Clunky and made-up words and expressions like “incentivizing” (first known usage 1970) are discouraged. The use of internal jargon and acronyms should be limited, etc. The Act also mandates that Fedeal agencies “designate o
Original source article: Steve’s HR Technology