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Document Number: 6620

Writing: A Powerful Message From State Government - In this report, the National Commission on Writing analyzes the importance of writing in a large part of the public sector — the state government. Survey results from 49 of 50 state human resource offices managers indicate that writing is considered an even more important job requirement than it is for the private-sector employees studies in the Commission's previous report, Writing: A Ticket to Work . . . Or a Ticket Out – A Survey of Business Leaders. Despite this, a significant number of state employees do not meet states expectations, a deficiency that costs taxpayers a quarter of a billion dollars annually. (The National Commission on Writing for America’s Families, Schools, and Colleges, July 2005)...

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