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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 September 30, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2014

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2013N/A313
Nov 2013N/A390
Dec 2013N/A333
Jan 2014N/A334
Feb 2014N/A393
Mar 2014N/A477
Apr 2014N/A447
May 2014N/A380
Jun 2014N/A413
Jul 2014N/A374
Aug 2014N/A376
Sep 2014N/A408

FY 2014 Total: 4,638

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 - 2014
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2013N/A8
Nov 2013N/A11
Dec 2013N/A7
Jan 2014N/A8
Feb 2014N/A14
Mar 2014N/A17
Apr 2014N/A12
May 2014N/A18
Jun 2014N/A8
Jul 2014N/A11
Aug 2014N/A15
Sep 2014N/A7

FY 2014 Total: 136

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 - 2014
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2013N/A166
Nov 2013N/A151
Dec 2013N/A203
Jan 2014N/A84
Feb 2014N/A144
Mar 2014N/A171
Apr 2014N/A179
May 2014N/A156
Jun 2014N/A142
Jul 2014N/A144
Aug 2014N/A138
Sep 2014N/A135

FY 2014 Total: 1,813

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 - 2014
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2013N/A68
Nov 2013N/A93
Dec 2013N/A85
Jan 2014N/A104
Feb 2014N/A123
Mar 2014N/A126
Apr 2014N/A129
May 2014N/A94
Jun 2014N/A103
Jul 2014N/A88
Aug 2014N/A107
Sep 2014N/A126

FY 2014 Total: 1,246

Glossary

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