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Plain Language at the FLRA

The Plain Writing Act of 2010 (the Act) requires federal agencies to write "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use."  Three separate Executive Orders emphasize the need for clear, plain language: E.O. 12866E.O. 12988, and E.O. 13563.”

The FLRA is committed to writing new documents in plain language, using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines and the OMB implementation guidance on the Plain Writing Act of 2010.

We need your help to comply with this Act!  Let us know if you have trouble understanding our documents or the pages on our website by sending an e-mail to:  EngagetheFLRA@flra.gov.

We have assigned staff to oversee our Plain Language efforts:

  • Aloysious Hogan:  Agency coordinator
  • Anna Molpus:  Authority-component coordinator
  • Dan Duran:  FSIP-component coordinator
  • Cabrina Smith:  OGC-component coordinator

We’re training our employees and strenghtening our oversight process.  To this end, we must use plain language in any document that:

  • is necessary for obtaining any federal government benefit or service that we provide;
  • provides information about any federal government benefit or service; or
  • explains to the public how to comply with a requirement that the FLRA administers or enforces.

Please let us know if we haven't written a document in plain language by sending an e-mail to:  EngagetheFLRA@flra.gov

Compliance Reports

July 13, 2011

April 12, 2012

April 12, 2013

April 16, 2014

April 30, 2015

April 22, 2016

June 23, 2017

October 14, 2020

October 22, 2021