- July : The National Institutes of Health's Dr. Alexa McCray who developed clinicaltrials.gov, a Web site that provides information on the status of clinical research studies.
- August : Anne Cyr of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, who rewrote a lengthy poster to clearly inform employees of their right to know if their employer had committed OSHA violations.
- September : Steven Griswold, David Neil, Lauren Mason and Andrea Macri of the Board of Immigration Appeals within the Department of Justice. Griswold and his partners rewrote a confusing manual describing conditions under which immigrants can be deported in a succinct question-and-answer format.
- October : The Food and Drug Administration's Naomi Kulakow and Christine Lewis who wrote a pamphlet describing how to read and use the nutrition facts printed on food labels. This marks FDA's fourth "No Gobbledygook" prize - the most of any federal agency.
- November : Laura Fulmer, Helen Kirkman, Vikki Vrooman, James Cesarano, John Moro and Melodee Mercer of the Internal Revenue Service. These foes of gobbledygook rewrote a form telling taxpayers how to obtain a refund check.
- December : The Federal Aviation Administration's Don Byrne and Linda Walker, who reformatted an airworthiness directive to clearly explain potential safety hazards on a type of airplane.
- January 2001 : Susan Hollman and Valerie Perkins of the Health Care Financing Administration, who wrote a handbook entitled "Medicare and You" that clearly explained Medicare benefits.
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