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:
ComponentNumber of Appeals Pending as of Start of Fiscal YearNumber of Appeals Received in Fiscal YearNumber of Appeals Processed in Fiscal YearNumber of Appeals Pending as of End of Fiscal Year
OS    
CMS    
HHS Total    

  1. Disposition of Administrative Appeals—All Processed Appeals:

ComponentNumber Affirmed on AppealNumber Partially Affirmed & Partially Reversed/Remanded on AppealNumber Completely Reversed/Remanded on AppealNumber of Appeals Closed for Other ReasonsTotal
OS     
CMS     
HHS Total     

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

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

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

ComponentNo RecordsRecords Referred at Initial Request LevelRequest WithdrawnFee-Related ReasonRecords Not Reasonably DescribedImproper Request For Other ReasonsNot Agency RecordDuplicate Request Or AppealRequest In LitigationAppeal Based Solely on Denial of Request For Expedited ProcessingOther Explain in Chart Below
OS           
CMS           
HHS Total           

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

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

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

ComponentMedian Number of DaysAverage Number of DaysLowest Number of DaysHighest Number of Days
OS    
CMS    
HHS Overall    
  1. (5) Ten Oldest Pending Appeals (See chart):

Component10th Oldest Appeal9th8th7th6th5th4th3rd2ndOldest Appeal
OSDate of Receipt of Ten Oldest Appeals          
Number of Days Pending          
CMSDate of Receipt of Ten Oldest Appeals          
Number of Days Pending          
HHS OverallDate 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
ComponentSimpleComplexExpedited Processing
Median Number of DaysAverage Number of DaysLowest Number of DaysHighest Number of DaysMedian Number of DaysAverage Number of DaysLowest Number of DaysHighest Number of DaysMedian Number of DaysAverage Number of DaysLowest Number of DaysHighest Number of Days
OS2            
ACF            
AOA            
CMS            
OIG            
OPHS/PSC            
AHRQ1418.95014346.560.380221    
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
ComponentSimpleComplexExpedited Processing
Median Number of DaysAverage Number of DaysLowest Number of DaysHighest Number of DaysMedian Number of DaysAverage Number of DaysLowest Number of DaysHighest Number of DaysMedian Number of DaysAverage Number of DaysLowest Number of DaysHighest Number of Days
OS6            
ACF            
AOA            
CMS            
OIG            
OPHS/PSC            
AHRQ1723.411434865.816221    
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:
Component1�20 Days21-40 Days41�60 Days61�80 Days81-100 Days101-120 Days121-140 Days141-160 Days161-180 Days181-200 Days201-300 Days301-400 Days401+ DaysTotal
OS9              
ACF              
AOA              
CMS              
OIG              
OPHS/PSC              
AHRQ12591   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:
Component1�20 Days21-40 Days41�60 Days61�80 Days81-100 Days101-120 Days121-140 Days141-160 Days161-180 Days181-200 Days201-300 Days301-400 Days401+ DaysTotal
OS              
ACF              
AOA              
CMS              
OIG              
OPHS/PSC              
AHRQ125644 1  1  24
CDC              
FDA              
HRSA              
IHS              
NIH              
SAMHSA              
HHS Total              
  1. Requests Granted Expedited Processing:
Component1�20 Days21-40 Days41�60 Days61�80 Days81-100 Days101-120 Days121-140 Days141-160 Days161-180 Days181-200 Days201-300 Days301-400 Days401+ DaysTotal
OS              
ACF              
AOA              
CMS              
OIG              
OPHS/PSC              
AHRQ              
CDC              
FDA              
HRSA              
IHS              
NIH              
SAMHSA              
HHS Total              
  1. Pending Requests—All Pending Perfected Requests:12
ComponentSimpleComplexExpedited Processing
Number PendingMedian Number of DaysAverage Number of DaysNumber PendingMedian Number of DaysAverage Number of DaysNumber PendingMedian Number of DaysAverage Number of Days
OS13         
ACF         
AOA         
CMS         
OIG         
OPHS/PSC         
AHRQ   370116.33   
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:
Component10th Oldest Request and Number of Days Pending9th8th7th6th5th4th3rd2ndOldest 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:
ComponentNumber GrantedNumber DeniedMedian Number of Days to AdjudicateAverage Number of Days to AdjudicateNumber Adjudicated Within Ten Calendar Days
OS     
ACF     
AOA     
CMS     
OIG     
OPHS/PSC     
AHRQ00000
CDC     
FDA     
HRSA     
IHS     
NIH     
SAMHSA     
HHS Total     
  1. Requests for Fee Waiver:
ComponentNumber GrantedNumber DeniedMedian Number of Days to AdjudicateAverage Number of Days to Adjudicate
OS    
ACF    
AOA    
CMS    
OIG    
OPHS/PSC    
AHRQ0000
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