Clear Writing Training

In October 2006, Ecology's Deputy Director stated that she expected 80% of employees and 100% of managers to take plain talk training by October 2007. As of November 2007, 87% of employees and 94% of managers have taken some form of plain talk training. 

In October 2007, Ecology managers made the decision that all new employees, within 6 months of hire, must take Writing Documents in Plain Talk - 1 day unless exempted by their supervisor. An example of an exemption is if an employee is not assigned writing tasks.

Employees are also encouraged to take the other writing classes offered by Ecology's Core Training Program or the Department of Personnel to support the mandatory training.