The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially designated the Chief Operating Officer as the Senior Agency Official for Plain Writing in an Action Memorandum signed on July 12, 2011 by USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah. USAID Plain Language Coordinators from the Bureau for Management and the Office of the Executive Secretariat were also assigned to be responsible for implementing the requirements outlined in the Plain Writing Act of 2010.