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Total correspondence received by OES during the month which require FDA response (1)

Dictionary: Many individuals write to the Commissioner to express support for or concerns about food safety, medical product safety, agency processes, and a range of other issues under FDA’s jurisdiction. OES monitors the agency’s timely response to this correspondence.

  • Number of written correspondence received for the Commissioner’s signature during the month: These are inquiries that need the Commissioner’s signature on the response.
  • Number of written correspondence received for FDA during the month which are sent by OES to the Centers for Direct Reply: These are inquiries that are referred to the Centers for direct response
  • Number of written correspondence received for FDA during the month which are kept in OES for response: These are inquiries that OES responds to directly.

Information is current as of June 30, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A187
Nov 2011N/A185
Dec 2011N/A172
Jan 2012N/A266
Feb 2012N/A322
Mar 2012N/A354
Apr 2012N/A384
May 2012N/A275
Jun 2012N/A312
Jul 2012N/A245
Aug 2012N/A322
Sep 2012N/A269

FY 2012 Total: 3,293

Footnotes

  • (1) Tracking against specific kinds of correspondence did not start until November 2010.

Number of written correspondence received for the Commissioner's signature during the month. (1)

These are inquiries that need the Commissioner’s signature on the response.

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A7
Nov 2011N/A9
Dec 2011N/A2
Jan 2012N/A20
Feb 2012N/A12
Mar 2012N/A10
Apr 2012N/A8
May 2011N/A12
Jun 2012N/A9
Jul 2012N/A6
Aug 2012N/A4
Sep 2012N/A5

FY 2012 Total: 104

Number of written correspondence received for FDA during the month which are sent by OES to the Centers for Direct Reply. (1)

These are inquiries that are referred to the Centers for direct response

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A116
Nov 2011N/A106
Dec 2011N/A116
Jan 2012N/A144
Feb 2012N/A200
Mar 2012N/A228
Apr 2012N/A268
May 2011N/A186
Jun 2012N/A236
Jul 2012N/A187
Aug 2012N/A246
Sep 2012N/A202

FY 2012 Total: 2,235

Number of written correspondence received for FDA during the month which are kept in OES for response

These are inquiries that OES responds to directly.

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A64
Nov 2011N/A70
Dec 2011N/A54
Jan 2012N/A102
Feb 2012N/A110
Mar 2012N/A116
Apr 2012N/A108
May 2012N/A77
Jun 2012N/A67
Jul 2012N/A52
Aug 2012N/A72
Sep 2012N/A62

FY 2012 Total: 954

Glossary

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