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Agency FOIA Workloads & Backlogs
Fiscal Year 2003

updated 7/19/04

Agency

Pending End FY01

Received

Processed

Pending End FY02

Backlog as a percentage of yearly processing

Median number of days that requests pending at end of year have been awaiting response

CIA 1,547 3,136 3,252 1,431 44% FOIA Requests: 480
Privacy Act Requests: 221
CPSC 166 8,325 8,391 100 1.20% 30
DOC 298 1,975 1,981 292 14.70% 22
DOD 12,543 74,399 73,817 13,128 17.70% 90
DOT 2,420 10,649 10,527 2,542 24.10% 60
DOI 907 5,243 4,679 1, 471 31.40%  9-1,539
Education 198 1,856 1,840 214 2.80% Jan-50
EEOC 1,701 17,485 17,550 1,036 5.90% 11.5
Energy 1,027 2,357 2,371 1,013 42.70% 2-1180
EPA 4,268 12,787 14,454 2,601 17.90% 6-399
FTC 32 764 754 42 5.50% 20
FRB 60 1,354 1,365 49 3.50% 8
GSA 141 1,372 1,363 150 11% 29
Homeland 28,743 161,117 160,902 28,958 17.90% 4.5-373
HHS 19,151 146,257 144,143 21,265 14.70% 7-216
Justice 8,253 53,904 54,583 7,574 13.80% 15-309
HUD 671 4,027 2,788 1,910 68.50% Aug-70
Labor 809 20,962 21,185 586 2.70% 13-40
NARA 4,509 5,556 4,830 5,235 108% 2372.5
NASA 142 1,938 1,878 202 10.70% 59-397
NLRB 206 5,306 5,256 256 4.80% 7
OPM 523 10,168 10,101 590 5.80% 26
Peace Corp. 390 6,163 6,460 93 1.40% 90
SBA 65 1,899 1,908 56 2.90% 10
SEC 821 5,800 3,481 3,140 90% Simple Requests: 26
Complex Requests: 180
SSA 2,392 705,280 704,941 2,731 0.30% 21-53
State 5,343 3,352 5,773 3,008 52.10% 312
Treasury 5,521 60,065 59,814 5,772 9.6% 10-441
USDA 1,892 68,049 68,163 1,778 2.60% 5-358
USPS 291 1,311 1,313 289 22% 161
VA 42,666 1,854,166 1,851,756 45,067 2.40% May-97
TOTALS 126,466 3,257,622 3,251,619 152,588  

Source: Agencies' Annual Reports on FOIA Activities for FY2003

See also FOIA statistics from other years

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