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    Today we released our first annual Plain Writing Act Compliance Report. We invite you to give it a read.

    As you will see in the report, we've primarily focused our efforts on informing and training our own OPM employees. We're also de-cluttering our website and beginning to ensure our documents are written in plain language for everyone. However, we'd like your help. Keep an eye out for a challenge we will issue for you to identify OPM documents we should make easier to understand using plain language.

    Until then, we'd love to hear your comments on the report and how you think we’re doing with the plain writing initiative. Please leave us your comments in – you guessed it – the "Comments" section.

    Version 2 of our Open Government Plan moves us from strategy to implementation of ideas from the original plan. It also presents ideas that have emerged since we published Version 1 in 2010.

    Read Version 2 to learn more about our new initiatives:

    • Enhancing OPM’s Performance Management Culture
    • Establishing Communities of Practice (CoPs) and Other Networks for Innovation
    • Flagship Initiative: Centralizing Call Centers and Help Desks
    • Enabling Widespread and Uniform Use of Social Media
    • Proactively Disclosing Information via

    As we make progress on each of these initiatives, we'll periodically post information about them here. We'd love to hear any innovative ideas you have about implementing them.


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