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HHS Fiscal Year 2005 Freedom of Information Annual Report

  1. AGENCY: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    REPORT PREPARED BY: Robert Eckert

    TITLE: Director, Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, HHS.

    ADDRESS: Room 645-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201

    PHONE NUMBER: (202) 690-7453

    ELECTRONIC ADDRESS FOR THIS REPORT ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB:http://www.hhs.gov/foia/05anlrpt.html

    ** Copies of the annual reports of a number of individual HHS Operating Divisions can be found by contacting the responsible component shown in Section II below, or by locating a FOIA link at the following websites:

    Administration on Aging (AOA): http://www.aoa.gov/
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): http://www.ahrq.gov
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): http://www.cms.gov
    Food and Drug Administration (FDA): http://www.fda.gov
    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): http://www.hrsa.gov/
    Indian Health Service (IHS): http://www.ihs.gov
    National Institute of Health (NIH): http://www.nih.gov/
    Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS): www.psc.gov/aos/foia/

     

    ADDRESS FOR PAPER COPIES OF THIS REPORT:

    Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Division
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Hubert H. Humphrey Building/Room 645-F
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, DC 20201

  2. HOW TO MAKE A FOIA REQUEST: Please see HHS Guide to Information

    Resources at www.hhs.gov/about/infoguid.html#foia

    A. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all individual agency components and offices that process FOIA requests:

    HHS Freedom of Information Officer
    Room 645-F, Hubert H. Humphrey Building
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20201
    Telephone: (202) 690-7453

    Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
    Freedom of Information Officer
    901 D Street, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20447
    Telephone: (202) 401-5967

    Administration on Aging (AOA)
    Freedom of Information Officer
    Executive Secretariat
    Washington D.C. 20201
    Telephone: (202) 357-3540

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
    Freedom of Information Officer
    540 Gaither Road, Room 2222
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Telephone: (301) 427-1866

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and/or
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

    Freedom of Information Officer
    1600 Clifton Rd, N.E., MSD 54
    Atlanta, Georgia 30333
    Telephone: (404) 639-7270

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
    Freedom of Information Officer
    7500 Security Boulevard
    Room N2-20-16, North Building
    Baltimore, Maryland 21244
    Telephone (410) 786-5352

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Freedom of Information Officer
    5600 Fishers Lane (HFI-35), Room 6-30
    Rockville MD 20857
    Telephone: (301) 827-6500

    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
    Freedom of Information Officer
    Office of Communications, Room 14-23
    5600 Fishers Lane
    Rockville, MD 20857
    Telephone: (301) 443-2865

    Indian Health Service (IHS)
    Freedom of Information Officer
    Suite 450
    12300 Twinbrook Parkway,
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Telephone: (301) 443-1116

    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    Freedom of Information Officer
    Room 5B35, Building 31
    9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, MD 20892
    Telephone: (301) 496-5633

    Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS)
    Freedom of Information Officer, Room 17A-46
    5600 Fishers Lane
    Rockville, MD 20857
    Telephone: (301) 443-5252

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Freedom of Information Officer
    Room 8-1042
    1 Choke Cherry Road
    Rockville, MD 20857
    Telephone: (240) 276-2130

    B. . Brief description of agency=s response time range(s): There is no overall time range because individual operating divisions (OPDIVS) have authority to release or deny their own records, and vary greatly in terms of the size and volume of FOIA requests processed. Individual OPDIV response times can range from same day response to over a year, depending on the complexity of the request.

    C. Brief description of why some requests are not granted: Documents requested were protected by an exemption and release would have caused harm to the interest protected by the exemption.

  3. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS AND ACRONYMS USED IN REPORT:

    A. Agency-specific acronyms or other terms:

    HHS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    OPDIVs - Operating Divisions of HHS
    OS - Office of the Secretary, HHS
    OASPA - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, HHS
    AoA - Administration on Aging
    ACF - Administration for Children and Families
    AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    FDA - Food and Drug Administration
    HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration
    IHS - Indian Health Services
    NIH - National Institutes of Health
    OPHS - Office of Public Health and Science
    PHS - Public Health Service
    PRO - Professional Review Organization
    PSC - Program Support Center
    SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    B. Basic terms (from FOIA UPDATE, Summer 1997):

    FOIA/PA request - Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request. A FOIA request is generally a request for access to records concerning a third party, an organization, or a particular topic of interest. A Privacy Act request is a request for records concerning oneself. Such requests are also treated as FOIA requests. (All requests for access to records, regardless of which law is cited by the requester, are included in this report).

    Initial Request - A request to a federal agency for access to records under the Freedom of Information Act.

    Appeal - A request to a federal agency asking that it review at a higher administrative level a full denial or partial denial of access to records under the Freedom of Information Act, or any other FOIA determination such as a matter pertaining to fees.

    Processed Request or Appeal - A request or appeal for which an agency has taken final action on the request or appeal in all respects.

    Multi-track processing - A system in which simple requests requiring relatively minimal review are placed in one processing track and more voluminous and complex requests are placed in one or more other tracks. Requests in each track are processed on a first-in/first-out basis. A requester who has an urgent need for records may request expedited processing (see below).

    Expedited processing - An agency will process a FOIA request on an expedited basis when a requester has shown an exceptional need or urgency for the records which warrants prioritization of his or her request over other requests that were made earlier.

    Simple request - A FOIA request that an agency using multi-track processing places in its fastest (non-expedited) track based on the volume and/or simplicity of the records requested.

    Complex request - A FOIA request, which an agency using multi-track processing places in a slower track, based on the volume and/or complexity of records requested.

    Grant - An agency decision to disclose all records in full response to a FOIA request.

    Partial grant - An agency decision to disclose a record in part in response to a FOIA request, deleting information determined to be exempt under one or more of the FOIA exemptions; or a decision to disclose some records in their entireties, but to withhold others in whole or in part.

    Partial grant - An agency decision to disclose a record in part in response to a FOIA request, deleting information determined to be exempt under one or more of the FOIA exemptions; or a decision to disclose some records in their entireties, but to withhold others in whole or in part.

    Time Limits - The time period in the Freedom of Information Act for an agency to respond to a FOIA request (ordinarily 20 working days from proper receipt of a perfected FOIA request).

    Perfected request - A FOIA request for records which adequately describes the records sought, which has been received by the FOIA office of the agency component in possession of the records, and for which there is no remaining question about the payment of applicable fees.

    Exemption 3 statute - A separate federal statute prohibiting the disclosure of a certain type of information and authorizing its withholding under FOIA subsection (b)(3).

    Median number - The middle number, not the average. For example, of 3, 7, and 14, the median number is 7.

    Average number - The number obtained by dividing the sum of a group of numbers by the quantity of numbers in the group. For example, of 3, 7, and 14, the average number is eight.

  4. EXEMPTION 3 STATUTES

    A. List of Exemption 3 statutes relied on by the agency during report year: (See chart)

    1. Brief description of type(s) of information withheld under each statute: (See chart)

    2. Has a court upheld the use of each statute? If so, cite example: (See chart)

  5.  

  6. INITIAL FOIA/PA ACCESS REQUESTS (Include all requests, 3rd or 1st party): (See chart below)

     

    1. Numbers of initial requests (line 1 + line 2 - line 3 = line 4):

       

      1. Number of requests pending at close of preceding fiscal year: 23,545
      2. Number of requests received during reporting fiscal year: 222,372
      3. Number of requests processed during reporting fiscal year: 221,402 (Includes 111 requests closed retroactively by NIH for FY 2004, for which disposition information is not available)
      4. Number of requests pending at close of reporting fiscal year: 24,515 (This number should match Line VII.B.1.)
    2.  

    3. Disposition of Initial Requests: (See chart)

       

      1. Number granted in full: 203,367
      2. Number granted in part: 1,051
      3. Number of full denials: 2,330
      1. Number of times each FOIA exemption was used: (See chart)

      Exemption 1: 0,000
      Exemption 2: 53
      Exemption 3: 49
      Exemption 4: 570
      Exemption 5: 215
      Exemption 6: 2,846
      Exemption 7

          Exemption 7(A): 74
          Exemption 7(B): 0
          Exemption 7 (C): 21
          Exemption 7 (D): 3
          Exemption 7 (E): 1
          Exemption 7 (F): 0

      Exemption 8: 0000
      Exemption 9: 0000

    4. Other reasons for non-disclosure (total): 14,535 (See chart)

     

    1. No records: 4,706
    2. Referrals: 1.602
    3. Request withdrawn: 2,859
    4. Fee-related reason: 1,114
    5. Records not reasonably described: 2,428
    6. Not a proper FOIA request for some other reason:966
    7. Not an agency record: 30
    8. Duplicate request: 296
    9. Other (specify): 1,074 (administrative closures--primarily when requester did not respond to queries as to continued interest; and, when materials are more readily available from other sources, e.g. internet, libraries, etc.)

     

    VI. APPEALS OF INITIAL DENIALS OF FOIA/PA REQUESTS (include all access requests whether first or third party, See chart):

      A. Numbers of Appeals:

        1. Number of appeals received during the fiscal year: 233
        2. Number of appeals processed during the fiscal year: 164

      B. Disposition of Appeals:

         1. Number completely upheld: 40
         2. Number partially reversed: 17
         3. Number completely reversed: 35
             a. Number of times each FOIA exemption used (counting each exemption used once per appeal)

            Exemption 1: 0
            Exemption 2: 4
            Exemption 3: 2
            Exemption 4: 18
            Exemption 5: 20
            Exemption 6: 25
            Exemption 7

              Exemption 7(A): 1
              Exemption 7(B): 0
              Exemption 7(C): 2
              Exemption 7(D): 1
              Exemption 7(E): 0
              Exemption 7(F): 0
            Exemption 8: 0
            Exemption 9: 0

    HHS Fiscal Year 2005
    Freedom of Information Annual Report


    1. AGENCY: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

      REPORT PREPARED BY: Robert Eckert

      TITLE: Director, Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, HHS.

      ADDRESS: Room 645-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201

      PHONE NUMBER: (202) 690-7453

      ELECTRONIC ADDRESS FOR THIS REPORT ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB:http://www.hhs.gov/foia/05anlrpt.html

      ** Copies of the annual reports of a number of individual HHS Operating Divisions can be found by contacting the responsible component shown in Section II below, or by locating a FOIA link at the following websites:

      Administration on Aging (AOA): http://www.aoa.gov/
      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): http://www.ahrq.gov
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov
      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): http://www.cms.gov
      Food and Drug Administration (FDA): http://www.fda.gov
      Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): http://www.hrsa.gov/
      Indian Health Service (IHS): http://www.ihs.gov
      National Institute of Health (NIH): http://www.nih.gov/
      Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS): www.psc.gov/aos/foia/

       

      ADDRESS FOR PAPER COPIES OF THIS REPORT:

      Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Division
      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
      Hubert H. Humphrey Building/Room 645-F
      200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
      Washington, DC 20201

    2. HOW TO MAKE A FOIA REQUEST: Please see HHS Guide to Information

      Resources at www.hhs.gov/about/infoguid.html#foia

      A. Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all individual agency components and offices that process FOIA requests:

      HHS Freedom of Information Officer
      Room 645-F, Hubert H. Humphrey Building
      200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
      Washington, D.C. 20201
      Telephone: (202) 690-7453

      Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
      Freedom of Information Officer
      901 D Street, S.W.
      Washington, D.C. 20447
      Telephone: (202) 401-5967

      Administration on Aging (AOA)
      Freedom of Information Officer
      Executive Secretariat
      Washington D.C. 20201
      Telephone: (202) 357-3540

      Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
      Freedom of Information Officer
      540 Gaither Road, Room 2222
      Rockville, MD 20850
      Telephone: (301) 427-1866

      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and/or
      Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

      Freedom of Information Officer
      1600 Clifton Rd, N.E., MSD 54
      Atlanta, Georgia 30333
      Telephone: (404) 639-7270

      Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
      Freedom of Information Officer
      7500 Security Boulevard
      Room N2-20-16, North Building
      Baltimore, Maryland 21244
      Telephone (410) 786-5352

      Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
      Freedom of Information Officer
      5600 Fishers Lane (HFI-35), Room 6-30
      Rockville MD 20857
      Telephone: (301) 827-6500

      Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
      Freedom of Information Officer
      Office of Communications, Room 14-23
      5600 Fishers Lane
      Rockville, MD 20857
      Telephone: (301) 443-2865

      Indian Health Service (IHS)
      Freedom of Information Officer
      Suite 450
      12300 Twinbrook Parkway,
      Rockville, MD 20852
      Telephone: (301) 443-1116

      National Institutes of Health (NIH)
      Freedom of Information Officer
      Room 5B35, Building 31
      9000 Rockville Pike
      Bethesda, MD 20892
      Telephone: (301) 496-5633

      Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS)
      Freedom of Information Officer, Room 17A-46
      5600 Fishers Lane
      Rockville, MD 20857
      Telephone: (301) 443-5252

      Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
      Freedom of Information Officer
      Room 8-1042
      1 Choke Cherry Road
      Rockville, MD 20857
      Telephone: (240) 276-2130

      B. . Brief description of agency=s response time range(s): There is no overall time range because individual operating divisions (OPDIVS) have authority to release or deny their own records, and vary greatly in terms of the size and volume of FOIA requests processed. Individual OPDIV response times can range from same day response to over a year, depending on the complexity of the request.

      C. Brief description of why some requests are not granted: Documents requested were protected by an exemption and release would have caused harm to the interest protected by the exemption.

    3. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS AND ACRONYMS USED IN REPORT:

      A. Agency-specific acronyms or other terms:

      HHS - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
      OPDIVs - Operating Divisions of HHS
      OS - Office of the Secretary, HHS
      OASPA - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, HHS
      AoA - Administration on Aging
      ACF - Administration for Children and Families
      AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
      ATSDR - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
      CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      FDA - Food and Drug Administration
      HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration
      IHS - Indian Health Services
      NIH - National Institutes of Health
      OPHS - Office of Public Health and Science
      PHS - Public Health Service
      PRO - Professional Review Organization
      PSC - Program Support Center
      SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

      B. Basic terms (from FOIA UPDATE, Summer 1997):

      FOIA/PA request - Freedom of Information/Privacy Act request. A FOIA request is generally a request for access to records concerning a third party, an organization, or a particular topic of interest. A Privacy Act request is a request for records concerning oneself. Such requests are also treated as FOIA requests. (All requests for access to records, regardless of which law is cited by the requester, are included in this report).

      Initial Request - A request to a federal agency for access to records under the Freedom of Information Act.

      Appeal - A request to a federal agency asking that it review at a higher administrative level a full denial or partial denial of access to records under the Freedom of Information Act, or any other FOIA determination such as a matter pertaining to fees.

      Processed Request or Appeal - A request or appeal for which an agency has taken final action on the request or appeal in all respects.

      Multi-track processing - A system in which simple requests requiring relatively minimal review are placed in one processing track and more voluminous and complex requests are placed in one or more other tracks. Requests in each track are processed on a first-in/first-out basis. A requester who has an urgent need for records may request expedited processing (see below).

      Expedited processing - An agency will process a FOIA request on an expedited basis when a requester has shown an exceptional need or urgency for the records which warrants prioritization of his or her request over other requests that were made earlier.

      Simple request - A FOIA request that an agency using multi-track processing places in its fastest (non-expedited) track based on the volume and/or simplicity of the records requested.

      Complex request - A FOIA request, which an agency using multi-track processing places in a slower track, based on the volume and/or complexity of records requested.

      Grant - An agency decision to disclose all records in full response to a FOIA request.

      Partial grant - An agency decision to disclose a record in part in response to a FOIA request, deleting information determined to be exempt under one or more of the FOIA exemptions; or a decision to disclose some records in their entireties, but to withhold others in whole or in part.

      Partial grant - An agency decision to disclose a record in part in response to a FOIA request, deleting information determined to be exempt under one or more of the FOIA exemptions; or a decision to disclose some records in their entireties, but to withhold others in whole or in part.

      Time Limits - The time period in the Freedom of Information Act for an agency to respond to a FOIA request (ordinarily 20 working days from proper receipt of a perfected FOIA request).

      Perfected request - A FOIA request for records which adequately describes the records sought, which has been received by the FOIA office of the agency component in possession of the records, and for which there is no remaining question about the payment of applicable fees.

      Exemption 3 statute - A separate federal statute prohibiting the disclosure of a certain type of information and authorizing its withholding under FOIA subsection (b)(3).

      Median number - The middle number, not the average. For example, of 3, 7, and 14, the median number is 7.

      Average number - The number obtained by dividing the sum of a group of numbers by the quantity of numbers in the group. For example, of 3, 7, and 14, the average number is eight.

    4. EXEMPTION 3 STATUTES

      A. List of Exemption 3 statutes relied on by the agency during report year: (See chart)

      1. Brief description of type(s) of information withheld under each statute: (See chart)

      2. Has a court upheld the use of each statute? If so, cite example: (See chart)

    5.  

    6. INITIAL FOIA/PA ACCESS REQUESTS (Include all requests, 3rd or 1st party): (See chart below)

       

      1. Numbers of initial requests (line 1 + line 2 - line 3 = line 4):

         

        1. Number of requests pending at close of preceding fiscal year: 23,545
        2. Number of requests received during reporting fiscal year: 222,372
        3. Number of requests processed during reporting fiscal year: 221,402 (Includes 111 requests closed retroactively by NIH for FY 2004, for which disposition information is not available)
        4. Number of requests pending at close of reporting fiscal year: 24,515 (This number should match Line VII.B.1.)
      2.  

      3. Disposition of Initial Requests: (See chart)

         

        1. Number granted in full: 203,367
        2. Number granted in part: 1,051
        3. Number of full denials: 2,330
        1. Number of times each FOIA exemption was used: (See chart)

        Exemption 1: 0,000
        Exemption 2: 53
        Exemption 3: 49
        Exemption 4: 570
        Exemption 5: 215
        Exemption 6: 2,846
        Exemption 7

            Exemption 7(A): 74
            Exemption 7(B): 0
            Exemption 7 (C): 21
            Exemption 7 (D): 3
            Exemption 7 (E): 1
            Exemption 7 (F): 0

        Exemption 8: 0000
        Exemption 9: 0000

      4. Other reasons for non-disclosure (total): 14,535 (See chart)

       

      1. No records: 4,706
      2. Referrals: 1.602
      3. Request withdrawn: 2,859
      4. Fee-related reason: 1,114
      5. Records not reasonably described: 2,428
      6. Not a proper FOIA request for some other reason:966
      7. Not an agency record: 30
      8. Duplicate request: 296
      9. Other (specify): 1,074 (administrative closures--primarily when requester did not respond to queries as to continued interest; and, when materials are more readily available from other sources, e.g. internet, libraries, etc.)

       

      VI. APPEALS OF INITIAL DENIALS OF FOIA/PA REQUESTS (include all access requests whether first or third party, See chart):

        A. Numbers of Appeals:

          1. Number of appeals received during the fiscal year: 233
          2. Number of appeals processed during the fiscal year: 164

        B. Disposition of Appeals:

           1. Number completely upheld: 40
           2. Number partially reversed: 17
           3. Number completely reversed: 35
               a. Number of times each FOIA exemption used (counting each exemption used once per appeal)

              Exemption 1: 0
              Exemption 2: 4
              Exemption 3: 2
              Exemption 4: 18
              Exemption 5: 20
              Exemption 6: 25
              Exemption 7

                Exemption 7(A): 1
                Exemption 7(B): 0
                Exemption 7(C): 2
                Exemption 7(D): 1
                Exemption 7(E): 0
                Exemption 7(F): 0
              Exemption 8: 0
              Exemption 9: 0

       

            4. Other reasons for non-disclosure (total): 72 (See chart)

              a. No records: 19
              b. Referrals:2
              c. Request withdrawn: 22
              d. Fee-related reason : 7
              e. Records not reasonably described: 0
              f. Not a proper FOIA request for some other reason: 0
              g. Not an agency record: 0
              h. Duplicate request: 0
              i. Other (specify): 22 (administrative closures, material more readily available from other sources, e.g., internet, )libraries, etc.

      VII. COMPLIANCE WITH TIME LIMITS/STATUS OF PENDING REQUESTS:(See chart)

      A. Median Processing Time for Requests Processed During the Year: (Some OPDIVs do not use multiple tracks-see attached)

      1. Simple Requests (if multiple tracks used):

      a. number of requests processed: 49,301 (See chart)

      b. median number of days to process: (See chart)

      2. Complex Requests (includes total of complex requests and single-track systems):

      a. number of requests processed: 172,044 (See chart)

      b. median number of days to process: (See chart)

      3. Requests Accorded Expedited Processing:

      a. number of requests processed: 57

      b. median number of days to process: (See chart)

      B. Status of Pending Requests (if multiple tracks are being used, report for each track as well as totals). (See chart)

      1. Number of requests pending as of the end of the fiscal year covered in this report (from Line V.A.4): 24,515

      2. Median number of days that such requests were pending as of that date: Medians vary greatly from OPDIV to OPDIV. (See chart)

      VIII. COMPARISONS WITH PREVIOUS YEAR(S): (Optional):

      A. Comparison of numbers of requests received: Decreased by 01.2%, from 225,006 to 222,372.

      B. Comparison of numbers of requests processed: Decreased by 00.5%, from 222,408 to 221,402

      C. Comparison of median numbers of days requests were pending as of end of fiscal year: See chart for Section VII

      D. Other statistics significant to components: The HHS received 191 requests for expedited processing, of which 57 were granted.

      The HHS is highly diversified; a number of OPDIVs experienced an increase in the number of FOIA requests received, while the IHS experienced a decline of 6,845 requests due primarily to a decrease in the number of medical records requests. The overall number of HHS FOIA requests that were processed decreased slightly.

      The ACF, which previously had been serviced by the Office of the Secretary (OS) FOIA/PA office, established its own FOIA office in April 2005 to coordinate and respond directly to FOIA requesters. Each HHS OPDIV now has its own operating FOIA office to respond to most FOIA requesters directly.

      E. Other narrative statements describing agency efforts to improve timeliness of FOIA performance and to make records available to the public (e.g., backlog-reduction activities; public availability of new categories of records): None.

      IX. COSTS/FOIA STAFFING: (See chart)

      A. Staffing levels:

      1. Number of full-time FOIA personnel: 181

      2. Number of personnel with part-time or occasional FOIA duties (in total work-years): 65.58

      3. Total number of personnel (in work years): 246.58

      B. Total costs (including staff and all resources):

      1. FOIA processing (including appeals): $18,137,650

      2. Litigation-related activities (estimated): $739,929

      3. Total costs: $18,877,579

      4. Comparison with previous year(s) (including percentage of change) (optional):

      X. FEES: (See chart below)

      A. Total amount of fees collected by agency for processing requests: $721,779

      B. Percentage of total costs: 4%

      XI. FOIA REGULATIONS (including fee schedule):

      The FOIA regulation implementing the 1996 amendments to the Freedom of Information Act has been published as a Notice of Proposed Rule Making and public comments have been received. The passage of PL 105-277 requiring OMB to revise circular A-110 will require further revisions to the HHS FOIA regulation and public comments on those new sections. That effort is currently underway. Until such time as the revised regulation is published as a new final rule, the current HHS FOIA regulation can be found at 45 CFR Part 5, and at: www.hhs.gov/foia/45cfr5.html.

       

      IV. Exemption 3 Statutes

      Statute/Rule

      Type of Information Withheld

      Case Citation

      5 U.S.C. 107(a)(2) Appendix 4

      Confidential financial disclosure reports

      Meyerhoff v. EPA, 958 F.2nd (9th Cir 1992)

      35 U.S.C. 122

      Information in a pending patent application

      Irons and Sears v. Dann, 606 F.2d 1215 (D.C. Cir. 1979; Leeds v. Quigg, 720 F. Supp. 193 (D.C.C. 1989)

      41 U.S.C. 253b (m)

      Contractor proposals not incorporated into agency contracts

      Hornbostel v. United States Dep’t of the Interior, 305 F. Suppp. 2d 21 (D.D.C. 2003)

      42 U.S.C. 242m(d) 308(d)

      National Death Index, information regarding fatalities

      No

      42 U.S.C. 300hh-12 (c), Section 121(c)

      Bioterrorism-related information

      No

      42 U.S.C. 11137(b)

      Adverse reports of a physician’s conduct or practice

      No

      V. Initial FOI/PA Access Requests

      V.A. Numbers of Initial Requests

      (1)

      Number of Requests Pending as of End of Preceding Year

      Number of Requests Received in Current Year

      Number of Requests Processed in Current Year

      Number of Requests Pending as of End of Current Year

      OS (2)

      523

      1,163

      935

      751

      ACF (2)

      0

      158

      141

      17

      AOA

      0

      31

      22

      9

      CMS

      4,084

      35,198

      34,347

      4,935

          OASPH

      287

      616

      790

      113

          AHRQ

      11

      89

      94

      6

          CDC

      196

      1,161

      1,136

      221

          FDA

      16,671

      19,233

      18,535

      17,369

          HRSA

      46

      375

      386

      35

          IHS

      41

      151,429

      151,428

      42

          NIH

      1,632

      12,718

      13,382 (3)

      968

          SAMHSA

      54

      201

      206

      49

          PHS Total

      18,938

      185,822

      185,957

      18,803

      HHS Total

      23,545

      222,372

      221,402 (3)

      24,515

      (1) Includes Privacy Act records requests
      (2) The ACF, heretofore served by OS as its FOIA office, opened and initiated processing of FOIA requests in April 2005 for ACF records
      (3) Includes 111 “pending” requests closed retroactively for FY 2004, for which disposition figures are unavailable.

       

      V.B. Disposition of Initial Requests

       

      Number of Total Grants

      Number of Partial Grants

      Number of Full Denials

      Total of Other Reasons for Nondisclosure

      OS

      250

      303

      28

      354

      ACF

      31

      80

      0

      30

      AOA

      4

      7

      1

      10

      CMS

      23,322

      94

      2,160

      8,771

          OASPH

      496

      43

      36

      215

          AHRQ

      78

      6

      0

      10

          CDC

      526

      211

      13

      386

          FDA

      14,235

      39

      37

      4,224

          HRSA

      291

      15

      18

      62

          IHS

      151,329

      61

      21

      17

          NIH (1)

      12,775

      35

      13 (1)

      448

          SAMHSA

      30

      165

      3

      8

          PHS Total

      179,760

      575

      141 (1)

      5,370

      HHS Total

      203,367

      1,059

      2,330 (1)

      14,535

      (1) The NIH, and therefore the “total”, disposition figures do not include 111 additional requests that were initially received in previous years and closed, for which disposition information is unavailable.

      V.B.3. Exemptions Claimed Under the FOIA (1)

       

      (2)

      (3)

      (4)

      (5)

      (6)

      (7)
      (A)

      (7) (B)

      (7)
      (C)

      (7)
      (D)

      (7)
      (E)

      (7)
      (F)

      OS

      3

      3

      160

      55

      266

      42

      0

      5

      0

      0

      0

      ACF

      0

      0

      63

      10

      77

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      AOA

      0

      0

      7

      0

      1

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      CMS

      2

      3

      14

      25

      2209

      1

      0

      9

      1

      0

      0

          OASPH

      18

      12

      20

      25

      37

      6

      0

      2

      0

      0

      0

          AHRQ

      0

      5

      6

      1

      1

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

          CDC

      20

      7

      92

      48

      102

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

          FDA

      4

      5

      44

      8

      17

      20

      0

      5

      2

      1

      0

          HRSA

      0

      3

      10

      13

      5

      5

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

          IHS

      3

      5

      41

      5

      28

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

          NIH

      3

      5

      41

      5

      28

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

          SAMHSA

      0

      1

      72

      20

      75

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

          PHS Total

      48

      43

      326

      125

      293

      31

      0

      7

      2

      1

      0

      HHS Total

      53

      49

      570

      215

      2846

      74

      0

      21

      3

      1

      0

      (1) No claims for exemption (1), (8), or (9).  

      V.B.4. Other Reasons for Nondisclosure (Total)

       

      No Records

      Referrals

      Request Withdrawn

      Fee-Related Reason

      Records Not Reasonably Described

      Not a Proper FOIA Request for Some Other Reason

      Not an Agency Record

      Duplicate Request

      Other

      OS

      85

      193

      52

      6

      1

      3

      2

      8

      4

      ACF

      7

      8

      12

      0

      0

      1

      0

      2

      0

      AOA

      10

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

      CMS

      2921

      715

      575

      612

      2405

      771

      0

      12

      760 (1)

          OASPH

      91

      62

      59

      3

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

          AHRQ

      5

      0

      4

      1

      0

      0

      0

      0

      0

          CDC

      222

      14

      61

      6

      0

      0

      25

      20

      38

          FDA

      1109

      35

      1916

      454

      0

      191

      0

      249

      270 (1)

          HRSA

      38

      11

      10

      1

      0

      0

      1

      1

      0

          IHS

      4

      0

      8

      2

      0

      0

      1

      0

      2

          NIH

      209

      24

      161

      28

      22

      0

      1

      3

      0

          SAMHSA

      5

      0

      1

      1

      0

      0

      0

      1

      0

          PHS Total

      1683

      146

      2220

      496

      22

      191

      28

      274

      310

      HHS Total

      4706

      1062

      2859

      1114

      2428

      966

      30

      296

      1074

      (1) Administrative closures, primarily when requester did not respond to queries as to continued interest in FOIA request; and, when materials are more readily available from other sources, e.g., the internet and libraries

      VII. Compliance With Time Limits/Status of Pending Requests

      A. Median Processing Time for Requests Processed During the Year

       

      OS

      ACF

      AOA

      CMS

      OASPH

      AHRQ

      CDC

      FDA

      HRSA

      IHS

      NIH

      SAM-HSA

      1. a. Number of Simple Requests (Where multiple tracks used)

      0

      0

      0

      33,583

      179

      0

      0

      15,539

      0

      0

      0

      0

      b. Median Days to Process

      0

      0

      0

      10

      10 (1)

      0

      0

      26

      0

      0

      0

      0

      2.a. Number of Complex

      Requests (Where multiple tracks used)

      0

      0

      0

      722

      611

      0

      0

      1,987

      0

      0

      0

      0

      b. Median Days to Process

      0

      0

      0

      86

      60

      0

      0

      370

      0

      0

      0

      0

      3. a. Number of Expedited Requests

      1

      4

      0

      42

      0

      0

      2

      2

      6

      0

      0

      0

      b. Median Days to Process

      60

      41

      0

      158

      0

      0

      52

      100

      14

      0

      0

      0

      4. a. Number of Single Track Requests

      934

      137

      22

      0

      0

      94

      1134

      1,007

      380

      151,428

      13,382 (1)

      206

      b. Median Days to Process

      69 (3)

      40

      5

      0

      0

      34

      36

      86

      20

      32

      173

      45

      (1) Calculated median day figure does not include median day information for 55 additional OAPHS requests referred to other organizations, for which data is unavailable
      (2) Calculated median day figure does not include median day information for 111 NIH FOIA requests closed retroactively for which median day data is unavailable
      (3) Based on estimate

      B. Status of Pending Requests

       

      OS

      ACF

      AOA

      CMS

      OASPH

      AHRQ

      CDC

      FDA

      HRSA

      IHS

      NIH

      SAMHSA

      1. Number of Requests Pending

      751

      17

      9

      2226 (1)

      113

      6

      221

      17369

      35

      42

      968

      49

      2. Number of Median Days of Pending Requests as of Septem-ber 30, 2004

      189 (2)

      65

      188

      11

      60 (3)

      8

      130

      261 (3)

      9

      32

      166

      65

          

      2709 (4)

              
          

      507

              

       

      1. Simple requests
      2. Based on sample
      3. Multi-track median figures unavailable
      4. Complex requests

       

      IX. Costs/FOIA Staffing, and

      X. Fees

       

      Staffing Levels

      Costs (Estimated)

      Fees

       

      Full-Time Staff

      Staff With Part-Time or Occasional FOIA Duties (In Total Work-years)

      Staff (In Work-Years)

      FOIA Processing

      Litigation-Related Activities

      Total Costs

      Total Fees Collected

      % of Costs

      OS

      5

      0.00

      5.00

      $ 443,800

      $ 147,409

      $ 591,209

      $ 10,058

      2

      ACF

      2

      0.50

      2.50

      153,036

      0

      153,036

      2,238

      2

      AOA

      0

      0.08

      0.08

      5,152

      0

      5,512

      0

      0

      CMS

      70

      11.80

      81.80

      2,222,150

      29,602

      2,251,752

      213,910

      10

          OAPHS

      4

      0.00

      4.00

      206,678

      38,462

      245,140

      8,483

      4

          AHRQ

      1

      0.25

      1.25

      66,146

      0

      66,146

      726

      1

          CDC

      5

      0.00

      5.00

      330,584

      0

      330,584

      37,556

      11

          FDA

      71

      14.90

      85.90

      11,133,436

      487,314

      11,620,750

      392,145

      3

          HRSA

      2

      0.50

      2.50

      112,400

      1,300

      113,700

      4,140

      4

          IHS

      2

      13.00

      15.00

      492,534

      0

      492,534

      4,069

      1

          NIH

      18

      24.55

      42.55

      2,894,460

      35,842

      2,930,302

      43,614

      2

          SAMHSA

      1

      0.00

      1.00

      77,274

      0

      77,274

      4,840

      6

          PHS Total

      104

      53.20

      157.20

      $15,313,512

      $562,918

      $15,876,430

      $495,573

      3

      HHS Total

      181

      65.58

      246.58

      $18,137,650

      $739,929

      $18,877,579

      $721,779

      4

      Last revised: April 4, 2006

     

          4. Other reasons for non-disclosure (total): 72 (See chart)

            a. No records: 19
            b. Referrals:2
            c. Request withdrawn: 22
            d. Fee-related reason : 7
            e. Records not reasonably described: 0
            f. Not a proper FOIA request for some other reason: 0
            g. Not an agency record: 0
            h. Duplicate request: 0
            i. Other (specify): 22 (administrative closures, material more readily available from other sources, e.g., internet, )libraries, etc.

    VII. COMPLIANCE WITH TIME LIMITS/STATUS OF PENDING REQUESTS:(See chart)

    A. Median Processing Time for Requests Processed During the Year: (Some OPDIVs do not use multiple tracks-see attached)

    1. Simple Requests (if multiple tracks used):

    a. number of requests processed: 49,301 (See chart)

    b. median number of days to process: (See chart)

    2. Complex Requests (includes total of complex requests and single-track systems):

    a. number of requests processed: 172,044 (See chart)

    b. median number of days to process: (See chart)

    3. Requests Accorded Expedited Processing:

    a. number of requests processed: 57

    b. median number of days to process: (See chart)

    B. Status of Pending Requests (if multiple tracks are being used, report for each track as well as totals). (See chart)

    1. Number of requests pending as of the end of the fiscal year covered in this report (from Line V.A.4): 24,515

    2. Median number of days that such requests were pending as of that date: Medians vary greatly from OPDIV to OPDIV. (See chart)

    VIII. COMPARISONS WITH PREVIOUS YEAR(S): (Optional):

    A. Comparison of numbers of requests received: Decreased by 01.2%, from 225,006 to 222,372.

    B. Comparison of numbers of requests processed: Decreased by 00.5%, from 222,408 to 221,402

    C. Comparison of median numbers of days requests were pending as of end of fiscal year: See chart for Section VII

    D. Other statistics significant to components: The HHS received 191 requests for expedited processing, of which 57 were granted.

    The HHS is highly diversified; a number of OPDIVs experienced an increase in the number of FOIA requests received, while the IHS experienced a decline of 6,845 requests due primarily to a decrease in the number of medical records requests. The overall number of HHS FOIA requests that were processed decreased slightly.

    The ACF, which previously had been serviced by the Office of the Secretary (OS) FOIA/PA office, established its own FOIA office in April 2005 to coordinate and respond directly to FOIA requesters. Each HHS OPDIV now has its own operating FOIA office to respond to most FOIA requesters directly.

    E. Other narrative statements describing agency efforts to improve timeliness of FOIA performance and to make records available to the public (e.g., backlog-reduction activities; public availability of new categories of records): None.

    IX. COSTS/FOIA STAFFING: (See chart)

    A. Staffing levels:

    1. Number of full-time FOIA personnel: 181

    2. Number of personnel with part-time or occasional FOIA duties (in total work-years): 65.58

    3. Total number of personnel (in work years): 246.58

    B. Total costs (including staff and all resources):

    1. FOIA processing (including appeals): $18,137,650

    2. Litigation-related activities (estimated): $739,929

    3. Total costs: $18,877,579

    4. Comparison with previous year(s) (including percentage of change) (optional):

    X. FEES: (See chart below)

    A. Total amount of fees collected by agency for processing requests: $721,779

    B. Percentage of total costs: 4%

    XI. FOIA REGULATIONS (including fee schedule):

    The FOIA regulation implementing the 1996 amendments to the Freedom of Information Act has been published as a Notice of Proposed Rule Making and public comments have been received. The passage of PL 105-277 requiring OMB to revise circular A-110 will require further revisions to the HHS FOIA regulation and public comments on those new sections. That effort is currently underway. Until such time as the revised regulation is published as a new final rule, the current HHS FOIA regulation can be found at 45 CFR Part 5, and at: www.hhs.gov/foia/45cfr5.html.

    IV. Exemption 3 Statutes

    Statute/Rule

    Type of Information Withheld

    Case Citation

    5 U.S.C. 107(a)(2) Appendix 4

    Confidential financial disclosure reports

    Meyerhoff v. EPA, 958 F.2nd (9th Cir 1992)

    35 U.S.C. 122

    Information in a pending patent application

    Irons and Sears v. Dann, 606 F.2d 1215 (D.C. Cir. 1979; Leeds v. Quigg, 720 F. Supp. 193 (D.C.C. 1989)

    41 U.S.C. 253b (m)

    Contractor proposals not incorporated into agency contracts

    Hornbostel v. United States Dep’t of the Interior, 305 F. Suppp. 2d 21 (D.D.C. 2003)

    42 U.S.C. 242m(d) 308(d)

    National Death Index, information regarding fatalities

    No

    42 U.S.C. 300hh-12 (c), Section 121(c)

    Bioterrorism-related information

    No

    42 U.S.C. 11137(b)

    Adverse reports of a physician’s conduct or practice

    No

    V. Initial FOI/PA Access Requests

    V.A. Numbers of Initial Requests

    (1)

    Number of Requests Pending as of End of Preceding Year

    Number of Requests Received in Current Year

    Number of Requests Processed in Current Year

    Number of Requests Pending as of End of Current Year

    OS (2)

    523

    1,163

    935

    751

    ACF (2)

    0

    158

    141

    17

    AOA

    0

    31

    22

    9

    CMS

    4,084

    35,198

    34,347

    4,935

        OASPH

    287

    616

    790

    113

        AHRQ

    11

    89

    94

    6

        CDC

    196

    1,161

    1,136

    221

        FDA

    16,671

    19,233

    18,535

    17,369

        HRSA

    46

    375

    386

    35

        IHS

    41

    151,429

    151,428

    42

        NIH

    1,632

    12,718

    13,382 (3)

    968

        SAMHSA

    54

    201

    206

    49

        PHS Total

    18,938

    185,822

    185,957

    18,803

    HHS Total

    23,545

    222,372

    221,402 (3)

    24,515

    (1) Includes Privacy Act records requests
    (2) The ACF, heretofore served by OS as its FOIA office, opened and initiated processing of FOIA requests in April 2005 for ACF records
    (3) Includes 111 “pending” requests closed retroactively for FY 2004, for which disposition figures are unavailable.

     

    V.B. Disposition of Initial Requests

     

    Number of Total Grants

    Number of Partial Grants

    Number of Full Denials

    Total of Other Reasons for Nondisclosure

    OS

    250

    303

    28

    354

    ACF

    31

    80

    0

    30

    AOA

    4

    7

    1

    10

    CMS

    23,322

    94

    2,160

    8,771

        OASPH

    496

    43

    36

    215

        AHRQ

    78

    6

    0

    10

        CDC

    526

    211

    13

    386

        FDA

    14,235

    39

    37

    4,224

        HRSA

    291

    15

    18

    62

        IHS

    151,329

    61

    21

    17

        NIH (1)

    12,775

    35

    13 (1)

    448

        SAMHSA

    30

    165

    3

    8

        PHS Total

    179,760

    575

    141 (1)

    5,370

    HHS Total

    203,367

    1,059

    2,330 (1)

    14,535

    (1) The NIH, and therefore the “total”, disposition figures do not include 111 additional requests that were initially received in previous years and closed, for which disposition information is unavailable.

    V.B.3. Exemptions Claimed Under the FOIA (1)

     

    (2)

    (3)

    (4)

    (5)

    (6)

    (7)
    (A)

    (7) (B)

    (7)
    (C)

    (7)
    (D)

    (7)
    (E)

    (7)
    (F)

    OS

    3

    3

    160

    55

    266

    42

    0

    5

    0

    0

    0

    ACF

    0

    0

    63

    10

    77

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    AOA

    0

    0

    7

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    CMS

    2

    3

    14

    25

    2209

    1

    0

    9

    1

    0

    0

        OASPH

    18

    12

    20

    25

    37

    6

    0

    2

    0

    0

    0

        AHRQ

    0

    5

    6

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

        CDC

    20

    7

    92

    48

    102

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

        FDA

    4

    5

    44

    8

    17

    20

    0

    5

    2

    1

    0

        HRSA

    0

    3

    10

    13

    5

    5

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

        IHS

    3

    5

    41

    5

    28

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

        NIH

    3

    5

    41

    5

    28

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

        SAMHSA

    0

    1

    72

    20

    75

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

        PHS Total

    48

    43

    326

    125

    293

    31

    0

    7

    2

    1

    0

    HHS Total

    53

    49

    570

    215

    2846

    74

    0

    21

    3

    1

    0

    (1) No claims for exemption (1), (8), or (9).  

    V.B.4. Other Reasons for Nondisclosure (Total)

     

    No Records

    Referrals

    Request Withdrawn

    Fee-Related Reason

    Records Not Reasonably Described

    Not a Proper FOIA Request for Some Other Reason

    Not an Agency Record

    Duplicate Request

    Other

    OS

    85

    193

    52

    6

    1

    3

    2

    8

    4

    ACF

    7

    8

    12

    0

    0

    1

    0

    2

    0

    AOA

    10

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    CMS

    2921

    715

    575

    612

    2405

    771

    0

    12

    760 (1)

        OASPH

    91

    62

    59

    3

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

        AHRQ

    5

    0

    4

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

        CDC

    222

    14

    61

    6

    0

    0

    25

    20

    38

        FDA

    1109

    35

    1916

    454

    0

    191

    0

    249

    270 (1)

        HRSA

    38

    11

    10

    1

    0

    0

    1

    1

    0

        IHS

    4

    0

    8

    2

    0

    0

    1

    0

    2

        NIH

    209

    24

    161

    28

    22

    0

    1

    3

    0

        SAMHSA

    5

    0

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    1

    0

        PHS Total

    1683

    146

    2220

    496

    22

    191

    28

    274

    310

    HHS Total

    4706

    1062

    2859

    1114

    2428

    966

    30

    296

    1074

    (1) Administrative closures, primarily when requester did not respond to queries as to continued interest in FOIA request; and, when materials are more readily available from other sources, e.g., the internet and libraries

    VII. Compliance With Time Limits/Status of Pending Requests

    A. Median Processing Time for Requests Processed During the Year

     

    OS

    ACF

    AOA

    CMS

    OASPH

    AHRQ

    CDC

    FDA

    HRSA

    IHS

    NIH

    SAM-HSA

    1. a. Number of Simple Requests (Where multiple tracks used)

    0

    0

    0

    33,583

    179

    0

    0

    15,539

    0

    0

    0

    0

    b. Median Days to Process

    0

    0

    0

    10

    10 (1)

    0

    0

    26

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2.a. Number of Complex

    Requests (Where multiple tracks used)

    0

    0

    0

    722

    611

    0

    0

    1,987

    0

    0

    0

    0

    b. Median Days to Process

    0

    0

    0

    86

    60

    0

    0

    370

    0

    0

    0

    0

    3. a. Number of Expedited Requests

    1

    4

    0

    42

    0

    0

    2

    2

    6

    0

    0

    0

    b. Median Days to Process

    60

    41

    0

    158

    0

    0

    52

    100

    14

    0

    0

    0

    4. a. Number of Single Track Requests

    934

    137

    22

    0

    0

    94

    1134

    1,007

    380

    151,428

    13,382 (1)

    206

    b. Median Days to Process

    69 (3)

    40

    5

    0

    0

    34

    36

    86

    20

    32

    173

    45

    (1) Calculated median day figure does not include median day information for 55 additional OAPHS requests referred to other organizations, for which data is unavailable
    (2) Calculated median day figure does not include median day information for 111 NIH FOIA requests closed retroactively for which median day data is unavailable
    (3) Based on estimate

    B. Status of Pending Requests

     

    OS

    ACF

    AOA

    CMS

    OASPH

    AHRQ

    CDC

    FDA

    HRSA

    IHS

    NIH

    SAMHSA

    1. Number of Requests Pending

    751

    17

    9

    2226 (1)

    113

    6

    221

    17369

    35

    42

    968

    49

    2. Number of Median Days of Pending Requests as of Septem-ber 30, 2004

    189 (2)

    65

    188

    11

    60 (3)

    8

    130

    261 (3)

    9

    32

    166

    65

        

    2709 (4)

            
        

    507

            

     

    1. Simple requests
    2. Based on sample
    3. Multi-track median figures unavailable
    4. Complex requests

     

    IX. Costs/FOIA Staffing, and

    X. Fees

     

    Staffing Levels

    Costs (Estimated)

    Fees

     

    Full-Time Staff

    Staff With Part-Time or Occasional FOIA Duties (In Total Work-years)

    Staff (In Work-Years)

    FOIA Processing

    Litigation-Related Activities

    Total Costs

    Total Fees Collected

    % of Costs

    OS

    5

    0.00

    5.00

    $ 443,800

    $ 147,409

    $ 591,209

    $ 10,058

    2

    ACF

    2

    0.50

    2.50

    153,036

    0

    153,036

    2,238

    2

    AOA

    0

    0.08

    0.08

    5,152

    0

    5,512

    0

    0

    CMS

    70

    11.80

    81.80

    2,222,150

    29,602

    2,251,752

    213,910

    10

        OAPHS

    4

    0.00

    4.00

    206,678

    38,462

    245,140

    8,483

    4

        AHRQ

    1

    0.25

    1.25

    66,146

    0

    66,146

    726

    1

        CDC

    5

    0.00

    5.00

    330,584

    0

    330,584

    37,556

    11

        FDA

    71

    14.90

    85.90

    11,133,436

    487,314

    11,620,750

    392,145

    3

        HRSA

    2

    0.50

    2.50

    112,400

    1,300

    113,700

    4,140

    4

        IHS

    2

    13.00

    15.00

    492,534

    0

    492,534

    4,069

    1

        NIH

    18

    24.55

    42.55

    2,894,460

    35,842

    2,930,302

    43,614

    2

        SAMHSA

    1

    0.00

    1.00

    77,274

    0

    77,274

    4,840

    6

        PHS Total

    104

    53.20

    157.20

    $15,313,512

    $562,918

    $15,876,430

    $495,573

    3

    HHS Total

    181

    65.58

    246.58

    $18,137,650

    $739,929

    $18,877,579

    $721,779

    4


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