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Number of FOIA requests received in the month

Dictionary: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that any person has the right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to federal agency records, unless those records (or portions of the records) are protected from public disclosure by an exemption contained within the statute. This measure tracks the number of requests submitted to the agency by the public each month.

Information is current as of March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A873
Nov 2011N/A766
Dec 2011N/A916
Jan 2012N/A682
Feb 2012N/A797
Mar 2012N/A878
Apr 2012N/A779
May 2012N/A743
Jun 2012N/A873
Jul 2012N/A843
Aug 2012N/A793
Sep 2012N/A655

FY 2012 Total: 9,598

Number of calculated FOIA requests processed in the month

This measure automatically calculates the number of requests that have been processed in a single month. A processed request is closure of a request, at which point FDA considers its FOIA responsibilities completed with respect to a specific inquiry.

Information is current as of March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A804
Nov 2011N/A851
Dec 2011N/A937
Jan 2012N/A811
Feb 2012N/A916
Mar 2012N/A957
Apr 2012N/A865
May 2012N/A1,033
Jun 2012N/A898
Jul 2012N/A1,013
Aug 2012N/A901
Sep 2012N/A648

FY 2012 Total: 10,634

Cumulative number of FOIA requests pending at the end of the month

This measure counts the number of files which are pending a final response at the close of each month, for all agency component offices combined.

Information is current as of March 31, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A3,666
Nov 2011N/A3,581
Dec 2011N/A3,560
Jan 2012N/A3,431
Feb 2012N/A3,312
Mar 2012N/A3,233
Apr 2012N/A3,147
May 2012N/A2,857
Jun 2012N/A2,832
Jul 2012N/A2,662
Aug 2012N/A2,554
Sep 2012N/A2,575

FY 2012 Year-End: 2,575

Glossary

Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.