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HHS Fiscal Year 2009 Freedom of Information Annual Report

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VI. ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS OF INITIAL DETERMINATIONS OF FOIA REQUESTS

 Number 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
OS316153170299
CMS14774150
HHS Total463160174449

B.  Disposition of Administrative Appeals – All Processed Appeals

 

 Number Affirmed on AppealNumber Partially Affirmed & Partially Reversed/Remanded on AppealNumber Completely Reversed/Remanded on AppealNumber of Appeals Closed for Other ReasonsTOTAL
OS5145110170
CMS01034
HHS Total5155113174

C. (1) Reasons for denial on Appeal – Number of Times Exemptions applied


 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
OS00014830300000
CMS00000100000000
HHS Total00014930300000

C. (2)  Reasons for denial on Appeal – Reasons other than exemptions


 No 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 See Chart Below
OS4122202000574
CMS00000000003
HHS Total4122202000077

C. (3)  Reasons for denial on Appeal – Other: 


 Description of “Other” Reasons for Denial on Appeal from Chart C (2) & Number of Times Those Reasons Were Relied upon

TOTAL

OSAdministratively closed, requester did not respond/express continued interest in the records requested74
CMSAdministrative Closures3
HHS TotalAdministrative Closures77

C. (4)  Response time for administrative appeals (See chart) 


 Median Number of DaysAverage Number of DaysLowest Number of DaysHighest Number of Days
OS2313091973
CMS3291,054543,505
HHS Overall2896501

3,505


C. (5)  Ten Oldest Pending Appeals 


  10th
Oldest
Appeal
9th8th7th6th5th4th3rd2ndOldest
Appeal
OSDate of Receipt of Ten Oldest Appeals  8/31/047/30/047/1/035/20/032/11/0312/3/0210/25/0210/31/018/15/014/28/00
Number of  Days Pending1,0231,0431,3141,3141,4081,6021,6241,6291,6591,980
CMSDate of Receipt of Ten Oldest Appeals  1/03/0012/29/9911/22/99 11/13/995/7/994/14/993/29/964/6/952/26/956/23/94
Number of  Days Pending2,4552,4582,4842,4902,6203,6363,4023,6503,6783,848
HHS OverallDate of Receipt of Ten Oldest Appeals  1/03/0012/29/9911/22/99 11/13/995/7/994/14/993/29/964/6/952/26/956/23/94
Number of  Days Pending2,4552,4582,4842,4902,6202,6363,4023,6503,6783,848