HHS AHRQ Freedom of Information Annual Report - FY 2010 (2)

Freedom of Information Act Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2010.

HHS Freedom of Information Annual Report—FY 2010 (continued)

VI. Administrative Appeals of Initial Determinations of FOIA Requests

  1. Received, Processed, and Pending Administrative Appeals:
Component Number of Appeals Pending as of Start of Fiscal Year Number of Appeals Received in Fiscal Year Number of Appeals Processed in Fiscal Year Number of Appeals Pending as of End of Fiscal Year
OS        
CMS        
HHS Total        

  1. Disposition of Administrative Appeals—All Processed Appeals:

Component Number Affirmed on Appeal Number Partially Affirmed & Partially Reversed/Remanded on Appeal Number Completely Reversed/Remanded on Appeal Number of Appeals Closed for Other Reasons Total
OS          
CMS          
HHS Total          

  1. (1) Reasons for denial on Appeal—Number of Times Exemptions applied:

Component Ex. 1 Ex. 2 Ex. 3 Ex. 4 Ex. 5 Ex. 6 Ex. 7(A) Ex. 7(B) Ex. 7(C) Ex. 7(D) Ex. 7(E) Ex. 7(F) Ex. 8 Ex. 9
OS                            
CMS                            
HHS Total                            

  1. (2) Reasons for denial on Appeal—Reasons other than exemptions:

Component No Records Records Referred at Initial Request Level Request Withdrawn Fee-Related Reason Records Not Reasonably Described Improper Request For Other Reasons Not Agency Record Duplicate Request Or Appeal Request In Litigation Appeal Based Solely on Denial of Request For Expedited Processing Other Explain in Chart Below
OS                      
CMS                      
HHS Total                      

  1. (3) Reasons for denial on Appeal—Other:

Component Description of "Other" Reasons for Denial on Appeal from Chart C (2) & Number of Times Those Reasons Were Relied upon Total
OS    
CMS    
HHS Total    

  1. (4) Response time for administrative appeals (See chart):

Component Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days
OS        
CMS        
HHS Overall        
  1. (5) Ten Oldest Pending Appeals (See chart):

Component 10th Oldest Appeal 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd Oldest Appeal
OS Date of Receipt of Ten Oldest Appeals                    
Number of Days Pending                    
CMS Date of Receipt of Ten Oldest Appeals                    
Number of Days Pending                    
HHS Overall Date of Receipt of Ten Oldest Appeals                    
Number of Days Pending                    

VII. FOIA Requests: Response Time for Processed and Pending Requests

  1. Processed Requests—Response Time for Perfected Requests in Which Information Was Granted:1
Component Simple Complex Expedited Processing
Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days
OS2                        
ACF                        
AOA                        
CMS                        
OIG                        
OPHS/PSC                        
AHRQ 14 18.95 0 143 46.5 60.38 0 221        
CDC                        
FDA                        
HRSA3                        
IHS                        
NIH4                        
SAMHSA                        
HHS Overall                        

1. Some numbers based on estimates.
2.Uses single-track log.
3.Uses single-track log.
4.Uses single-track log.

  1. Processed Requests—Response Time for Perfected Requests in Which Information Was Granted:5
Component Simple Complex Expedited Processing
Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days
OS6                        
ACF                        
AOA                        
CMS                        
OIG                        
OPHS/PSC                        
AHRQ 17 23.4 1 143 48 65.8 16 221        
CDC                        
FDA                        
HRSA7                        
IHS                        
NIH8                        
SAMHSA                        
HHS Overall                        

5. Some numbers based on estimates.
6.Uses single-track log.
7.Uses single-track log.
8.Uses single-track log.

  1. Processed Requests—Response Time in Day Increments:
    1. Simple Requests:
Component 1�20 Days 21-40 Days 41�60 Days 61�80 Days 81-100 Days 101-120 Days 121-140 Days 141-160 Days 161-180 Days 181-200 Days 201-300 Days 301-400 Days 401+ Days Total
OS9                            
ACF                            
AOA                            
CMS                            
OIG                            
OPHS/PSC                            
AHRQ 1 25 9 1       1           37
CDC                            
FDA                            
HRSA10                            
IHS                            
NIH11                            
SAMHSA                            
HHS Overall                            

9.Uses single-track log.
10.Uses single-track log.
11.Uses single-track log.

  1. Complex Requests:
Component 1�20 Days 21-40 Days 41�60 Days 61�80 Days 81-100 Days 101-120 Days 121-140 Days 141-160 Days 161-180 Days 181-200 Days 201-300 Days 301-400 Days 401+ Days Total
OS                            
ACF                            
AOA                            
CMS                            
OIG                            
OPHS/PSC                            
AHRQ 1 2 5 6 4 4   1     1     24
CDC                            
FDA                            
HRSA                            
IHS                            
NIH                            
SAMHSA                            
HHS Total                            
  1. Requests Granted Expedited Processing:
Component 1�20 Days 21-40 Days 41�60 Days 61�80 Days 81-100 Days 101-120 Days 121-140 Days 141-160 Days 161-180 Days 181-200 Days 201-300 Days 301-400 Days 401+ Days Total
OS                            
ACF                            
AOA                            
CMS                            
OIG                            
OPHS/PSC                            
AHRQ                            
CDC                            
FDA                            
HRSA                            
IHS                            
NIH                            
SAMHSA                            
HHS Total                            
  1. Pending Requests—All Pending Perfected Requests:12
Component Simple Complex Expedited Processing
Number Pending Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Number Pending Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Number Pending Median Number of Days Average Number of Days
OS13                  
ACF                  
AOA                  
CMS                  
OIG                  
OPHS/PSC                  
AHRQ       3 70 116.33      
CDC                  
FDA                  
HRSA14                  
IHS                  
NIH15                  
SAMHSA                  
HHS Total                  

12.Some numbers based on estimates.
13.Uses single-track log.
14.Uses single-track log.
15.Uses single-track log.

  1. Pending Requests—Ten Oldest Pending Perfected Requests:
Component 10th Oldest Request and Number of Days Pending 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd Oldest Request and Number of Days Pending
OS                    
ACF                    
AOA                    
CMS                    
OIG                    
OPHS/PSC                    
AHRQ               65 70 214
CDC                    
FDA                    
HRSA                    
IHS                    
NIH                    
SAMHSA                    
HHS Total                    

VIII. Requests for Expedited Processing and Requests for Fee Waiver

  1. Requests for Expedited Processing:
Component Number Granted Number Denied Median Number of Days to Adjudicate Average Number of Days to Adjudicate Number Adjudicated Within Ten Calendar Days
OS          
ACF          
AOA          
CMS          
OIG          
OPHS/PSC          
AHRQ 0 0 0 0 0
CDC          
FDA          
HRSA          
IHS          
NIH          
SAMHSA          
HHS Total          
  1. Requests for Fee Waiver:
Component Number Granted Number Denied Median Number of Days to Adjudicate Average Number of Days to Adjudicate
OS        
ACF        
AOA        
CMS        
OIG        
OPHS/PSC        
AHRQ 0 0 0 0
CDC        
FDA        
HRSA        
IHS        
NIH        
SAMHSA        
HHS Total        

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Current as of October 2012
Internet Citation: HHS AHRQ Freedom of Information Annual Report - FY 2010 (2). October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policy/foia/foiafy10a.html