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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 June 30, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2013

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A811
Nov 2012N/A677
Dec 2012N/A608
Jan 2013N/A820
Feb 2013N/A749
Mar 2013N/A903
Apr 2013N/A975
May 2013N/A824
Jun 2013N/A734
Jul 2013N/A931
Aug 2013N/A919
Sep 2013N/A1,039

FY 2013 Total: 9,990

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 June 30, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A613
Nov 2012N/A737
Dec 2012N/A684
Jan 2013N/A776
Feb 2013N/A803
Mar 2013N/A962
Apr 2013N/A806
May 2013N/A754
Jun 2013N/A805
Jul 2013N/A834
Aug 2013N/A882
Sep 2013N/A987

FY 2013 Total: 9,657

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 June 30, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A2,759
Nov 2012N/A2,699
Dec 2012N/A2,623
Jan 2013N/A2,667
Feb 2013N/A2,613
Mar 2013N/A2,554
Apr 2013N/A2,723
May 2013N/A2,680
Jun 2013N/A2,677
Jul 2013N/A2,774
Aug 2013N/A2,811
Sep 2013N/A2,863

FY 2013 YTD: 2,863

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.