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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Updates Agency Language Access Plan

The United States Commission on Civil rights announced today the release of its updated federal agency language access plan. The updated language access plan comes on the one-year anniversary of Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s language access memorandum to federal agencies and features the Commission’s commitment to providing more reports and agency events with appropriate language access via translation and interpretation. 

In November 2022, Attorney General Garland directed federal agencies to revise their language access plans, share best practices and exchange information about language access initiatives and efforts in compliance with Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.” He tasked the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, which is responsible for ensuring consistent and coordinated government-wide compliance with Executive Order 13166 and Title VI, with leading this effort. 

The Commission’s federal agency language access plan can be found at and on, a website maintained by the Civil Rights Division. 

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Angelia Rorison