On October 13, 2010, President Obama signed the Plain Writing Act into law. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued final guidance to implement the law on April 13, 2011.
Under the Act, the Bureau must make best efforts to use plain language in any document that:
- Is necessary for obtaining any federal government benefit or service or filing taxes;
- Provides information about any federal government benefit or service; or
- Explains to the public how to comply with a requirement that the federal government administers or enforces.