Skip to page content
Office of the Solicitor

U.S. Department of Labor Freedom of Information Act Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2009

Note: Download the Tables as Comma-Separated Values (CSV) Files

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ANNUAL REPORT
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009

October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009

The Department received a total of 16,726 initial requests for records during fiscal year 2009.

  1. Basic Information Regarding Report.

  1. For questions concerning this report, please contact Joseph J. Plick, Counsel for FOIA/FACA/Privacy Act, Office of the Solicitor, Room N-2428, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone number (202) 693-5527.

  2. The electronic address for this report is on the World Wide Web at http://www.dol.gov/dol/foia/main.htm.

  3. You may obtain a paper copy of this report by writing to Mr. Plick at the above address.

  1. How to Make a FOIA Request.

The Department of Labor is organized into divisions and agencies often referred to as "components." Within the Labor Department, each component processes its own FOIA requests. Therefore, a request will receive the fastest possible response if it is addressed directly to the disclosure officer for the component that a requester believes has the records.

Requesters who cannot determine the proper disclosure officer to which the request should be addressed may direct the request to the Counsel for FOIA, Office of the Solicitor, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N-2428, Washington, D.C. 20210 or by e-mail to foiarequest@dol.gov. (Prior to amendments to the Department's FOIA regulation effective June 30, 2006 requesters were directed to the Office of Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room S-5526, Washington, D.C. 20210.)

  1. The following list contains the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the individual agency components and offices in the national and regional offices of the Department of Labor. The heads of each component shall make available for inspection and copying, in accordance with the provisions of the FOIA, records in their custody or in the custody of component units within their organizations, either directly or through their authorized representative in particular offices and locations. Unless otherwise specified, the mailing address for the following national office components is as follows:

U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20210

  1. Office of the Secretary of Labor, (202) 693-7277.

  2. Office of the Solicitor of Labor, (202) 693-5527.

  3. Office of the Administrative Law Judges, 800 K Street, N.W., Suite N-400, Washington, D.C. 20001-8002, (202) 693-7440.

  4. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, (202) 693-7277.

  5. Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, (202) 693-4630.

  6. Office of the Inspector General, (202) 693-5113.

  7. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, (202) 693-5925.

  8. Office of Public Affairs, (202) 693-4654.

  9. Bureau of International Labor Affairs, (202) 693-4770.

  10. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Postal Square Building, Room 4040, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20212-0001, (202) 691-7628.

  11. Employment Standards Administration, (202) 693-0256.

  12. Employment and Training Administration, (202) 693-3140.

  13. Mine Safety and Health Administration, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 21st Floor, Arlington, Virginia 22209, (202) 693-9424.

  14. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (202) 693-1897.

  15. Office of Disability Employment Policy, (202) 693-4930.

  16. Employee Benefits Security Administration, formerly known as the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, (202) 693-8655.

  17. Office of the Chief Financial Officer, (202) 693-6806.

  18. Veterans' Employment and Training, (202) 693-4745.

  19. Employees' Compensation Appeals Board, (202) 693-5028.

  20. Office of Adjudicatory Services, (202) 693-5028.

  21. Benefits Review Board, (202) 693-5028.

  22. Office of Small Business Programs, (202) 693-6475.

  23. Women's Bureau, (202) 693-6735.

  24. Job Corp, (1-800-733-JOBS)

The addresses and telephone numbers for the various regional offices are presented below. The telephone number which is listed is for the Department's Office of Administration and Management (OASAM) for that region. That office can provide the requester with a more specific telephone number for the respective component. Unless otherwise specified, the mailing address for these regional offices shall be:

Region I:

U.S. Department of Labor
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
One Congress Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02203
(617) 565-1991

(For Employment Standards Administration (ESA), Wage and Hour Division only: Contact Region III

Region II:

U.S. Department of Labor
201 Varick Street
New York, New York 10014
(212) 337-2215

(For Wage and Hour Division only: Contact Region III)

Region III:

U.S. Department of Labor
The Curtis Center, Suite 600 East
170 S. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-3305
(215) 861-5030

Region IV:

U.S. Department of Labor
Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 562-2018

(For ESA, Office of Workers' Compensation (OWCP) Only)

U.S. Department of Labor
214 N. Hogan Street, Suite 1006
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 357-4725

Region V:

U.S. Department of Labor
Kluczynski Federal Building
230 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(312) 353-8373

(For OWCP, Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) only)

U.S. Department of Labor
1240 East Ninth Street, Room 851
Cleveland, Ohio 44199
(216) 357-5372

Region VI:

U.S. Department of Labor
525 Griffin Square Building
Griffin & Young Streets
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 767-6800

Region VII:

U.S. Department of Labor
City Center Square Building
1100 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105-2112
(816) 426-3891

(For Wage and Hour Division only: Contact Region V)

(For ESA, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) only)

U.S. Department of Labor
1100 Main Street, Suite 860
Kansas City, Missouri 64105
(816) 502-0370

Region VIII:

U.S. Department of Labor
1999 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 844-1700

(For Wage and Hour Division and OFCCP: Contact Region VI)

(For OWCP only)
U.S. Department of Labor
1999 Broadway, Suite 600
Denver, Colorado 80201
(720) 264-3038

The mailing address for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Director of the Regional Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training in Region VIII is:

Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
U.S. Custom House
721 ‑ 19th Street, Room 465
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 844-4791

Region IX:

U.S. Department of Labor
71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 975-4057

U.S. Department of Labor
1111 Third Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101-3212
(415) 975-4057

(For Wage and Hour Division: Contact San Francisco)

  1. Agency response-time.

The agency's response-time ranges generally from five to fifty days. Complex requests usually take more time.

  1. Why some requests are not granted.

A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. This does not mean, however, that the Labor Department will disclose every record sought. There are statutory exemptions that authorize the withholding of certain information. In addition, the agency cannot comply with a FOIA request if there are no responsive records.

Another reason for not granting a FOIA request is that the FOIA does not require agencies to do research for the requester, to analyze data, to answer questions, or to create records in order to respond to a FOIA request.

  1. Definitions of Terms and Acronyms Used in the Report

  1. Agency-specific acronyms or other terms.

ADJ BDS

Adjudicatory Boards (ARB, BRB, ECAB)

ALJ

Administrative Law Judges

ASP

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy

OPA

Office of Public Affairs

CFO

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

EBSA

Employee Benefits Security Administration

ESA

Employment Standards Administration (ESA)

ESA - OMAP

Office of Management and Administrative Programs

ESA - OFCCP

Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs

ESA - OLMS

Office of Labor Management Standards

ESA - OWCP

Office of Workers Compensation Programs

ESA - WHD

Wage and Hour Division

ETA

Employment and Training Administration

ILAB

Bureau of International Labor Affairs

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics

MSHA

Mine Safety and Health Administration

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OASAM

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

OCIA

Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

ODEP

Office of Disability Employment Policy

OIG

Office of the Inspector General

OSBP

Office of Small Business Programs

SOL

Office of the Solicitor

VETS

Veterans' Employment and Training Service

WB

Women's Bureau

JOB CORP

Job Corps

  1. Definition of Terms Used in This Report.

  1. Administrative Appeal - a request to a federal agency asking that it review at a higher administrative level a FOIA determination made by the agency at the initial request level.

  2. 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 8.

  3. Backlog - the number of requests or administrative appeals that are pending at an agency at the end of the fiscal year that are beyond the statutory time period for a response.

  4. Component - for agencies that process requests on a decentralized basis, a "component" is an entity, also sometimes referred to as an Office, Division, Bureau, Center, or Directorate, within the agency that processes FOIA requests. The FOIA now requires that agencies include in their Annual FOIA Report data for both the agency overall and for each principal component of the agency.

  5. Consultation - the procedure whereby the agency responding to a FOIA request first forwards a record to another agency for its review because that other agency has an interest in the document. Once the agency in receipt of the consultation finishes its review of the record, it responds back to the agency that forwarded.

  6. Exemption 3 Statute - a federal statute that exempts information from disclosure and which the agency relies on to withhold information under subsection (b)(3) of the FOIA.

  7. FOIA Request - a FOIA request is generally a request to a federal agency for access to records concerning another person (i.e., a "third-party" request), or concerning an organization, or a particular topic of interest. FOIA requests also include requests made by requesters seeking records concerning themselves (i.e., "first-party" requests) when those requesters are not subject to the Privacy Act, such as non-U.S. citizens. Moreover, because all first-party requesters should be afforded the benefit of both the access provisions of the FOIA as well as those of the Privacy Act, FOIA requests also include any first-party requests where an agency determines that it must search beyond its Privacy Act "systems of records" or where a Privacy Act exemption applies, and the agency looks to FOIA to afford the greatest possible access. All requests which require the agency to utilize the FOIA in responding to the requester are included in this Report. Additionally, a FOIA request includes records referred to the agency for processing and direct response to the requester. It does not, however, include records for which the agency has received a consultation from another agency. (Consultations are reported separately in Section XII of this Report.)

  8. Full Grant - an agency decision to disclose all records in full in response to a FOIA request.

  9. Full Denial - an agency decision not to release any records in response to a FOIA request because the records are exempt in their entireties under one or more of the FOIA exemptions, or because of a procedural reason, such as when no records could be located.

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

  11. 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 granted expedited processing are placed in yet another track. Requests in each track are processed on a first in/first out basis.

  1. Expedited Processing - an agency will process a FOIA request on an expedited basis when a requester satisfies the requirements for expedited processing as set forth in the statute and in agency regulations.

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

  3. Complex Request - a FOIA request that an agency using multi- track processing places in a slower track based on the high volume and/or complexity of the records requested.

  1. Partial Grant/Partial Denial - in response to a FOIA request, an agency decision to disclose portions of the records and to withhold other portions that are exempt under the FOIA, or to otherwise deny a portion of the request for a procedural reason.

  2. Pending Request or Pending Administrative Appeal - a request or administrative appeal for which an agency has not taken final action in all respects.

  3. Perfected Request - a request for records which reasonably describes such records and is made in accordance with published rules stating the time, place, fees (if any) and procedures to be followed.

  4. Processed Request or Processed Administrative Appeal - a request or administrative appeal for which an agency has taken final action in all respects.

  5. Range in Number of Days - the lowest and highest number of days to process requests or administrative appeals.

  6. Time Limits - the time period in the statute for an agency to respond to a FOIA request (ordinarily twenty working days from receipt of a perfected FOIA request).

  1. Nine FOIA Exemptions.

  1. Exemption 1: classified national defense and foreign relations information

  2. Exemption 2: internal agency rules and practices

  3. Exemption 3: information that is prohibited from disclosure by another federal law

  4. Exemption 4: trade secrets and other confidential business information

  5. Exemption 5: inter-agency or intra-agency communications that are protected by legal privileges

  6. Exemption 6: information involving matters of personal privacy

  7. Exemption 7: records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, to the extent that the production of those records (A) could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings, (B) would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, (C) could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy, (D) could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of a confidential source, (E) would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or (F) could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety of any individual

  8. Exemption 8: information relating to the supervision of financial institutions

  9. Exemption 9: geological information on wells

  1. EXEMPTION 3 STATUTES

Statute

Type of Information Withheld

Case Citation

Number of Times Relied Upon Per Component

Total Number of Time Relied Upon By Agency

Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (Title V of Public Law 107-347)

Confidential
Respondent data to BLS Survey

 

BLS - 1

1

Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, sec. 103(g), [30 USC 813(g)]

Confidential Statements and Identities of Complainants

 

MSHA - 2

3

Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, sec. 103(g), [30 USC 813(g)]

CMS & H District 1 & M/NM RM District

 

MSHA - 1

3

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 651

Advance Notice
Of Inspections

 

OSHA - 59

59

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 6(e)

Grand Jury

 

OIG - 3

3

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 6(e)

Investigative Report

 

ESA-OLMS - 1

1

  1. FOIA REQUESTS

  1. Number of Initial Requests.

 

Number of Requests Pending as of Start of Fiscal Year

Number of Requests Received in Fiscal Year

Number of Requests Processed in Fiscal Year

Number of Requests Pending as of End of Fiscal Year

OSHA

726

8,328

8,618

436

ESA

212

2,427

2,418

221

-OMAP

0

3

3

0

-OFCCP

19

349

341

27

-OFCCP

8

112

117

3

-OWCP

26

623

629

20

-WHD

159

1,340

1,328

171

MSHA

84

1,620

1,571

133

EBSA

20

2,400

2,319

101

ETA

62

1,212

1194

80

OASAM

27

259

225

61

ALJ

6

120

125

1

VETS

3

116

116

3

OIG

0

82

66

16

BLS

0

25

23

2

Adj Bds

2

23

24

1

WB

0

8

8

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

ASP

1

2

3

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

ILAB

1

14

15

0

CFO

0

12

12

0

OPA

0

4

4

0

OSBP

2

0

2

0

SOL

3

25

18

10

JOB CORP

0

49

49

0

AGENCY OVERALL

1,149

16,726

16,810

1,065

  1. (1) Disposition of FOIA Requests - All Processed Requests

 

 

Number of Full Grants

Number of Partial Grants / Partial Denials

Number of Full Denials Based on Exemptions

Number of Full Denials Based on Reasons Other than Exemptions

 

 

 

 

No Records

All Records Referred to Another Component or Agency

Request Withdrawn

Fee Related Reason

Records not Reasonably Described

Improper FOIA Request for Other Reason

Not Agency Record

Duplicate Request

Other * Explain in chart below

TOTAL

OSHA

651

4,878

1,435

362

665

177

61

105

74

78

132

0

8,618

ESA

606

782

187

539

33

55

19

6

33

18

118

22

2,418

-OMAP

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

-OFCCP

62

79

18

114

25

16

12

0

4

5

6

0

341

-OLMS

10

23

10

45

4

1

0

1

13

3

2

5

117

-OWCP

458

20

21

85

2

7

3

3

8

7

9

6

629

-WHD

74

660

137

295

2

31

4

2

8

3

101

11

1,328

MSHA

690

600

98

75

0

34

34

7

6

12

15

0

1,571

EBSA

1,975

70

24

120

12

38

2

51

2

8

14

3

2,319

ETA

531

137

10

301

7

9

58

10

33

26

25

47

1,194

OASAM

39

62

11

40

0

13

1

6

2

37

3

11

225

ALJ

94

9

0

5

2

4

0

0

5

0

3

3

125

VETS

33

76

1

0

0

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

116

OIG

6

23

8

9

11

0

2

3

0

0

1

3

66

BLS

5

6

0

10

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

Adj Bds

12

0

1

3

1

6

0

0

0

0

1

0

24

WB

1

0

0

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

8

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

12

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

15

CFO

2

7

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

OPA

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

OSBP

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2

SOL

5

8

1

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

JOB CORP

18

3

6

3

12

2

1

2

0

2

0

0

49

AGENCY OVERALL

4,684

6,664

1,784

1,476

750

340

182

190

155

182

313

90

16,810

  1. (2) Disposition of FOIA Requests - "Other" Reasons for "Full Denials Based on Reasons Other than Exemptions" from Section V, B (1) Chart

 

Description of "Other" Reasons for Denials from Chart B (1) & Number of Times Those Reasons Were Relied Upon

TOTAL

OSHA

 

 

ESA

 

22

-OMAP

 

 

-OFCCP

 

 

-OLMS

  • Glomar - 3

  • Investigation Pending - 2

5

-OWCP

  • 3rd Party PII Request - 1

  • Aggregated - 4

  • Glomar - 1

6

-WHD

All 11 reasons were that the FOIA was assigned to the incorrect region

11

MSHA

 

 

EBSA

  • Privacy Act without FOIA - 2

  • Records Available From Public Disclosure Room - 1

3

ETA

Administrative Closures - No Reply to Interim Responses

47

OASAM

Privacy Act without FOIA being utilized

11

ALJ

  • Referred back to originating agency - 1

  • Case file no longer in OALJ - 1

  • Too early for materials to be made available for disclosure

3

VETS

 

 

OIG

Records referred were not related or indexed to the requester

3

BLS

 

 

Adj Bds

 

 

WB

No WB action necessary (per SOL)

1

ODEP

 

 

ASP

 

 

OCIA

 

 

ILAB

 

 

CFO

 

 

OPA

 

 

OSBP

 

 

SOL

 

 

JOB CORP

 

 

AGENCY OVERALL

90

90

  1. (3) Disposition of FOIA Requests - 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

OSHA

0

569

59

3,472

3,633

1,415

1,157

108

4,019

1,844

263

2

0

0

ESA

0

223

3

281

587

108

171

4

680

325

159

1

0

0

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

0

16

0

32

17

34

22

2

55

2

36

0

0

0

-OLMS

0

16

1

8

12

21

7

0

23

11

14

0

0

0

-OWCP

0

1

0

6

4

30

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-WHD

0

206

2

235

554

22

142

2

602

312

109

1

0

0

MSHA

0

8

3

18

184

350

118

1

139

121

0

0

0

0

EBSA

0

7

0

12

18

41

26

2

21

0

18

0

0

0

ETA

1

12

0

35

41

127

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

OASAM

0

0

0

24

7

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ALJ

0

0

0

2

0

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

VETS

0

0

0

7

53

32

3

0

37

9

0

0

0

0

OIG

0

10

3

0

9

15

4

0

21

0

3

0

0

0

BLS

0

0

1

0

0

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Adj Bds

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CFO

0

5

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OPA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

SOL

0

0

0

2

5

1

0

0

3

2

0

0

0

0

JOB CORP

0

0

0

1

0

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

1

834

69

3,854

4,534

2,116

1,479

116

4,922

2,135

443

4

0

0

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS OF INITIAL DETERMINATIONS OF FOIA REQUESTS

  1. Numbers of appeals.

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

208

349

369

188

  1. Disposition of Administrative Appeals - All Processed Appeals

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

35

92

17

225

369

  1. (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

0

9

0

20

38

4

12

0

100

45

0

0

0

0

  1. (2) Reasons for Denial on Appeal - Reasons Other Than Exemptions

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

29

2

27

4

0

22

0

10

0

0

132

  1. (3) Reasons for Denial On Appeal - "Other" Reasons from Section VI, C (2) Chart

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

TOTAL

1. Constructive denial; component responded making appeal moot

38

2. Appeal of exemption 7(A) denial mooted by closing of open investigation; remanded to component agency for subsequent decision

5

3. Remand because component agency failed to fully respond to request

54

4. Appeal abandoned

30

5. Not timely filed

5

  1. (4) Response Time for Administrative Appeals

Median Number of Days

Average Number of Days

Lowest Number of Days

Highest Number of Days

89.5

236

0

1575

  1. (5) Ten Oldest Pending Administrative Appeals

 

10th Oldest Appeal

9th

8th

7th

6th

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

Oldest Appeal

Date of Receipt of Ten Oldest Appeals

8/7/07

7/18/07

5/22/07

4/18/07

3/23/07

2/28/07

1/31/07

4/13/06

4/11/06

10/13/05

Number of Days Pending

785

805

862

896

922

945

973

1266

1268

1448

  1. FOIA REQUESTS: RESPONSE TIME FOR PROCESSED AND PENDING REQUESTS

  1. Processed Requests - Response Time for All Processed Perfected Requests [1]

 

SIMPLE

COMPLEX

EXPEDITED PROCESSING

# of Requests Processed

Median # Of Days

Average Number Of Days

Lowest Number Of Days

Highest Number Of Days

# of Requests Processed

Median # Of Days

Average Number Of Days

Lowest Number Of Days

Highest Number Of Days

# of Requests Processed

Median # Of Days

Average Number Of Days

Lowest Number Of Days

Highest Number Of Days

OSHA

4,993

5

22.4

1

494

3,573

8

91

1

550

52

11

36

1

138

ESA

1,478

10

12.5

1

251

929

13

30

1

279

11

10

9.2

1

54

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

0

3

18

19.7

8

33

0

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

179

7

10.2

1

82

159

15

29.8

1

279

3

29.5

32

5

54

-OLMS

52

11

21.2

1

105

65

13

22.5

0

219

0

0

0

0

0

-OWCP

348

10

12.14

1

251

279

26

25

18.5

41

2

10

10

10

10

-WHD

899

8

19

1

50

423

24

53

1

213

6

2

4

1

11

MSHA

0

0

0

0

0

1,545

9

14.8

0

329

26

3

48.6

2

180

EBSA

2,156

2

6.2

0

156

161

12

19.45

0

181

2

12

6.5

1

12

ETA

180

49

83.5

1

368

993

77

92.9

1

359

21

32.5

64.8

1

248

OASAM

0

0

0

0

0

221

23

30.4

0

162

4

20

27

0

37

ALJ

0

0

0

0

0

102

3

9.6

1

175

23

2

2.8

1

20

VETS

79

10

10.9

1

63

26

10

14

7

23

11

5

6

1

20

OIG

53

7

17

0

136

11

69

84

15

177

2

3

4

3

5

BLS

23

12

12

2

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Adj Bds

24

5

7

1

33

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WB

4

20.5

18.8

6

28

4

21

23

15

35

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

0

0

0

0

3

21

90

16

233

0

0

0

0

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

1

8

8

8

8

14

19

26.3

1

34

0

0

0

0

0

CFO

0

0

0

0

0

12

18

45.7

6

198

0

0

0

0

0

OPA

4

8

5

3

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

0

2

29.5

29.5

13

46

0

0

0

0

0

SOL

16

14

13.5

1

31

1

38

38

38

38

1

59

59

59

59

JOB CORP

48

2

2

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

1

AGENCY OVERALL

9,059

8

16.83

1

494

7,597

18

42.57

1

550

154

10

20.08

<1

248

  1. Processed Requests - Response Time for Perfected Requests in Which Information Was Granted

 

SIMPLE

COMPLEX

EXPEDITED PROCESSING

# of Requests Processed

Median # Of Days

Average Number Of Days

Lowest Number Of Days

Highest Number Of Days

# of Requests Processed

Median # Of Days

Average Number Of Days

Lowest Number Of Days

Highest Number Of Days

# of Requests Processed

Median # Of Days

Average Number Of Days

Lowest Number Of Days

Highest Number Of Days

OSHA

3,790

8

24

1

494

1,697

24

163

1

550

42

8

14

1

138

ESA

585

17

13.1

1

272

796

17

36.5

21

279

7

10

13.6

1

138

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

0

2

25

25.5

18

33

0

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

49

8

10

2

40

91

19

33.7

2

279

1

54

54

54

54

-OLMS

25

17

23.7

1

105

8

17

37.7

0

219

0

0

0

0

0

-OWCP

328

10

12.14

1

251

148

26

25

18.5

41

2

10

10

10

10

-WHD

183

10

20

1

272

547

29

63

1

231

4

2

4

1

11

MSHA

0

0

0

0

0

1,274

9

14.7

0

329

16

10

61.7

2

180

EBSA

1,552

1

4

0

156

492

20

19.5

1

181

1

12

12

12

12

ETA

83

84

109

1

343

564

83

99.1

1

298

21

41

67.5

2

195

OASAM

0

0

0

0

0

99

26

38.6

1

128

2

23

23

9

47

ALJ

0

0

0

0

0

80

3

6.5

1

131

23

2

2.8

1

20

VETS

64

10

10.7

1

63

34

0

5.5

7

23

11

3

2

1

10

OIG

17

14

31

5

136

11

48

89

31

177

1

5

5

3

5

BLS

11

12

12

6

16

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Adj Bds

12

7

10

1

33

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WB

1

24

24

24

24

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

0

0

0

0

1

16

16

16

16

0

0

0

0

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

1

8

8

8

8

13

20

27.1

1

34

0

0

0

0

0

CFO

0

0

0

0

0

9

19

55.9

9

198

0

0

0

0

0

OPA

4

8

5

3

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SOL

11

12

13.4

1

31

1

38

38

38

38

1

59

59

59

59

JOB CORP

20

2

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

1

AGENCY OVERALL

6,151

10

20.4

<1

494

5,071

19

46.87

<1

550

126

10

23.78

1

195

  1. Processed Requests - Response Time in Day Increments

SIMPLE REQUESTS

 

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

OSHA

4,203

510

145

63

39

17

8

1

1

1

4

0

1

4993

ESA

1,108

262

59

24

9

4

1

0

1

3

6

0

1

1,478

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

153

22

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

179

-OLMS

38

5

3

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

52

-OWCP

297

45

2

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

348

-WHD

620

190

52

18

5

3

1

0

1

3

5

0

1

899

MSHA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

EBSA

2123

29

2

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2156

ETA

38

30

34

9

14

12

9

5

10

3

11

5

0

180

OASAM

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ALJ

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

VETS

75

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

79

OIG

41

7

2

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

53

BLS

22

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

Adj Bds

23

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

24

WB

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

CFO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OPA

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

OSBP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SOL

10

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

JOB CORP

48

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

48

AGENCY OVERALL

7,698

850

243

97

64

34

19

7

12

7

21

5

2

9,059

COMPLEX REQUESTS

 

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

OSHA

2,822

362

150

74

77

60

16

1

1

1

8

0

1

3,573

ESA

544

179

86

43

24

9

5

5

4

8

10

2

10

929

-OMAP

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

-OFCCP

99

33

8

8

3

0

1

0

1

1

5

0

0

159

-OLMS

50

6

4

3

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

65

-OWCP

196

56

23

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

279

-WHD

197

83

51

29

20

9

4

4

3

7

4

2

10

423

MSHA

1,284

162

47

20

14

6

3

2

1

0

5

1

0

1,545

EBSA

73

55

11

16

2

3

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

161

ETA

194

152

70

80

85

81

54

73

55

58

89

2

0

993

OASAM

99

59

27

20

10

3

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

221

ALJ

95

4

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

102

VETS

25

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

26

OIG

1

0

3

3

0

0

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

11

BLS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Adj Bds

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WB

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

3

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

10

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

CFO

7

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

12

OPA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSBP

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

SOL

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

JOB CORP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

5,157

986

395

256

212

162

82

83

65

70

113

5

11

7.597

REQUESTS GRANTED EXPEDITED PROCESSING

 

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

OSHA

49

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

52

ESA

9

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

-OLMS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-OWCP

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

-WHD

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

MSHA

23

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

26

EBSA

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

ETA

9

2

4

1

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

21

OASAM

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

ALJ

23

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

23

VETS

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

OIG

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

BLS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Adj Bds

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CFO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OPA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SOL

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

JOB CORP

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

AGENCY OVERALL

132

6

6

1

0

1

2

0

3

2

1

0

0

154

  1. Pending Requests - All Pending Perfected Requests

 

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

OSHA

187

12

47.4

248

32

71.8

1

200

200

ESA

142

16

14.48

79

40

41.26

0

0

0

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

5

5

11.4

22

14

32.3

0

0

0

-OLMS

0

0

0

3

155

129

0

0

0

-OWCP

20

16

16

0

0

0

0

0

0

-WHD

117

40

45

54

40

45

0

0

0

MSHA

0

0

0

133

13

43.7

0

0

0

EBSA

29

2

14.9

72

20

44.8

0

0

0

ETA

17

81

75.7

62

10

43.4

1

205

205

OASAM

0

0

0

61

112

104

0

0

0

ALJ

0

0

0

1

12.5

12.5

0

0

0

VETS

3

9

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

OIG

7

9

34

9

3

44

0

0

0

BLS

2

74

124.5

0

0

0

0

0

0

Adj Bds

1

17

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

WB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CFO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OPA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SOL

2

120

228

8

220

208.9

0

0

0

JOB CORP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

390

16

53.28

673

20

30.33

2

200

202.50

  1. Pending Requests - Ten Oldest Pending Perfected Requests

 

10th Oldest Request and Number of Days Pending

9th

8th

7th

6th

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

Oldest Request and Number of Days Pending

OSHA

10/23/08
236

10/22/08
237

10/22/08
237

10/16/08
240

10/15/08
241

10/14/08
242

10/6/08
247

10/3/08
248

10/2/08
249

10/2/08
249

ESA

5/7/2009
105

5/6/2009
106

5/5/2009
107

5/5/2009
107

3/25/2009
136

3/14/2009
155

3/14/2009
155

2/19/2009
168

12/07/2008
214

11/18/08
227

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

9/4/2009
18

8/24/2009
27

7/13/2009
57

6/26/2009
67

6/26/2009
67

6/26/2009
67

6/26/2009
67

6/26/2009
67

5/8/2009
98

5/5/2009
92

-OLMS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6/19/2009
78

3/14/2009
155

3/14/2009
155

-OWCP

9/22/2009
6

9/22/2009
6

9/21/2009
7

9/21/2009
7

9/14/2009
12

9/14/2009
12

9/14/2009
12

9/14/2009
12

9/9/2009
15

9/9/2009
15

-WHD

6/1/2009
88

5/27/2009
91

5/18/2009
98

5/7/2009
105

5/6/2009
106

5/5/2009
107

3/25/2009
136

2/19/2009
168

12/07/2008
214

11/18/08
227

MSHA

1/23/2009
157

12/29/2008
176

8/28/2008
264

8/7/2008
279

8/4/2008
291

3/24/2008
384

2/8/2008
412

10/22/2007
488

9/25/2007
500

8/13/2007
536

EBSA

6/15/2009
74

6/15/2009
74

6/15/2009
74

6/8/2009
79

6/8/2009
79

6/8/2009
79

5/12/009
97

5/1/2009
104

4/17/2009
114

4/16/2009
115

ETA

3/9/2009
145

2/23/2009
146

2/3/2009
168

12/1/2008
205

12/1/2008
205

11/21/2008
215

9/12/2008
263

8/11/2008
286

7/1/2008
310

1/24/2008
424

OASAM

05/19/2009
119

05/28/2009
128

05/12/2009
139

04/15/2009
157

04/06/2009
164

03/26/2009
172

9/15/2008
295

8/11/08
336

7/7/08
361

2/26/08
456

ALJ

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8/26/2009
25

VETS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9/21/2009
9

9/15/2009
11

9/15/2009
11

OIG

09/01/2009
20

08/25/2009
25

08/24/2009
26

08/03/2009
41

07/07/2009
60

07/07/2009
60

06/18/2009
72

06/05/2009
81

05/28/2009
87

04/27/2009
109

BLS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6/9/2009
115

5/21/2009
134

Adj Bds

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9/16/2009
10

WB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CFO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OPA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SOL

2/6/2009
165

1/23/2009
170

1/23/09
170

1/13/2009
175

1/8/2009
181

11/14/2008
220

10/29/2008
231

9/4/2008
267

9/11/2007
510

7/5/2007
562

JOB CORP

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

AGENCY OVERALL

8/11/2008
286

7/1/2008
310

2/26/2008
456

2/8/2008
412

1/24/2008
424

10/22/2007
488

9/25/2007
500

9/11/2007
510

8/13/2007
536

7/5/2007
562

  1. REQUESTS FOR EXPEDITED PROCESSING AND REQUESTS FOR FEE WAIVER

  1. Requests for Expedited Processing

 

Number Granted

Number Denied

Median Number of Days to Adjudicate

Average Number of Days to Adjudicate

Number Adjudicated Within Ten Days

OSHA

52

25

16

31

36

ESA

11

49

22

22.34

5

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

3

1

22

24.5

2

-OLMS

0

5

44

47.2

1

-OWCP

2

0

10

10

2

-WHD

6

43

14

30

0

MSHA

26

17

7

43.2

16

EBSA

2

1

1

12.67

2

ETA

21

50

22

83

23

OASAM

4

0

10

14

3

ALJ

23

2

2

4.5

18

VETS

11

1

4

2

3

OIG

2

3

0

0

5

BLS

0

0

0

0

0

Adj Bds

0

0

0

0

0

WB

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

2

25

25

2

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

0

1

6

6

1

CFO

0

1

13

13

0

OPA

0

0

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

0

SOL

1

0

59

59

0

JOB CORP

1

0

1

1

1

AGENCY OVERALL

154

152

22

24.36

115

  1. Requests for Fee Waiver

 

Number Granted

Number Denied

Median Number of Days to Adjudicate

Average Number of Days to Adjudicate

OSHA

137

104

12

13

ESA

18

74

28

14.68

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

2

15

7

10.4

-OLMS

0

2

28

28

-OWCP

0

0

0

0

-WHD

16

57

14

35

MSHA

12

7

13

49.1

EBSA

0

3

3

3.7

ETA

19

66

63

77.4

OASAM

2

0

110

100

ALJ

11

1

2

4.3

VETS

0

0

0

0

OIG

21

1

0

2

BLS

0

1

12

12

Adj Bds

0

0

0

0

WB

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

2

96

96.5

OCIA

0

0

0

0

ILAB

0

2

17

17

CFO

0

2

97

97

OPA

0

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

SOL

0

0

0

0

JOB CORP

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

220

263

17

40.5

  1. FOIA PERSONNEL AND COSTS

 

 

PERSONNEL

COSTS

Number of "Full-Time FOIA Employees"

Number of "Equivalent Full-Time FOIA Employees"

Total Number of "Full-Time FOIA Staff"
(The sum of Columns 1 & 2)

Processing Costs
(At initial request and appeal levels)

Litigation-Related Costs

Total Costs

OSHA

20

43

63

$2,895,637.50

-

$2,895,637.50

ESA

3.5

7.7

11.2

$915,471.34

-

$915,471.34

-OMAP

 

.15

.15

$10,000.

-

$10,000.

-OFCCP

0

3.55

3.55

$300,200.

-

$300,200.

-OLMS

1

0

1

$94,000.

-

$94,000.

-OWCP

1.5

4

5.5

$401,271.34

-

$401,271.34

-WHD

1

0

1

$110,000.

-

$110,000.

MSHA

2

18

20

$1,852,200.

-

$1,852,200.

EBSA

4

3.62

7.62

$446,505.

-

$446,505.

ETA

0

6.20

6.20

$480,547.62

-

$480,547.62

OASAM

0

1.41

1.41

$101,694.

-

$101,694.

ALJ

0

.81

.81

$64,422.25

-

$64,422.25

VETS

0

1.02

1.02

$122,342.15

-

$122,342.15

OIG

1

-

1

$120,000.

-

$120,000.

BLS

 

.20

.20

$19,182.

-

$19,182.

Adj Bds

0

.20

.20

$8,900.

-

$8,900.

WB

1

0

1

$104,000.

-

$104,000.

ODEP

0

.10

.10

$10,272.

-

$10,272.

ASP

0

.40

.40

$19,000.

-

$19,000.

OCIA

0

.20

.20

$18,000.

-

$18,000.

ILAB

0

.25

.25

$19,700

-

$19,700.

CFO

0

.25

.25

$30,000.

-

$30,000.

OPA

0

.10

.10

$9,600.

-

$9,600.

OSBP

 

.50

.50

$39,640.

-

$39,640.

SOL

12

.13

12.13

$684,000.

$425,000.

$1,109,000.

JOB CORP

 

.80

.80

$44,000.

-

$44,000.

AGENCY OVERALL

43.5

84.89

128.39

$8,005,113.70

$425,000

$8,430,113.70

  1. FEES COLLECTED FOR PROCESSING REQUESTS

 

Total Amount of Fees Collected

Percentage of Total Costs

OSHA

$148,073

.02

ESA

$27,083.96

.0295

-OMAP

0

0

-OFCCP

$6,476.06

.0216

-OLMS

$119.55

.001

-OWCP

$1,530.35

.004

-WHD

$18,958

.17

MSHA

$68,080.81

.83

EBSA

$30,509.95

.068

ETA

$2,494.35

.005

OASAM

328.40

.003

ALJ

$1,015.56

.0157

VETS

$1,585

.012

OIG

0

0

BLS

0

0

Adj Bds

$30.00

.003

WB

0

0

ODEP

0

0

ASP

0

0

OCIA

0

0

ILAB

0

0

CFO

0

0

OPA

0

0

OSBP

0

0

SOL

$252.40

.000240

JOB CORP

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

279,453.43

.0333

  1. FOIA REGULATIONS

Agencies must provide an electronic link to their FOIA regulations, including their fee schedule.

U.S. Department of Labor FOIA regulations and fee schedule can be accessed via the DOL public FOIA website at the following link: http://www.dol.gov/federalregister/HtmlDisplay.aspx?DocId=11855 & Month=5 & Year=2006

  1. BACKLOGS, CONSULTATIONS AND COMPARISONS

  1. Backlogs of FOIA Requests and Administrative Appeals

 

Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of Fiscal Year

Number of Backlogged Appeals as of End of Fiscal Year

OSHA

249

84

ESA

178

41

-OMAP

0

3

-OFCCP

9

3

-OLMS

3

0

-OWCP

0

19

-WHD

166

13

MSHA

41

4

EBSA

35

2

ETA

37

31

OASAM

57

4

ALJ

1

1

VETS

0

5

OIG

9

4

BLS

2

0

Adj Bds

0

1

WB

0

0

ODEP

0

0

ASP

0

0

OCIA

0

0

ILAB

0

0

CFO

0

1

OPA

0

0

OSBP

0

0

SOL

10

2

JOB CORP

0

1

AGENCY OVERALL

619

178

  1. Consultations on FOIA Requests - Received, Processed, and Pending Consultations

 

Number of Consultations Received From Other Agencies That Were Pending at Your Agency as of Start of the Fiscal Year

Number of Consultations Received from Other Agencies During the Fiscal Year

Number of Consultations Received from Other Agencies that Were Processed by Your Agency During the Fiscal Year

Number of Consultations Received from Other Agencies that Were Pending at Your Agency as of End of the Fiscal Year

OSHA

0

23

23

0

ESA

0

24

22

2

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

0

2

2

0

-OLMS

0

12

10

2

-OWCP

0

0

0

0

-WHD

0

10

10

0

MSHA

0

0

0

0

EBSA

0

7

5

2

ETA

0

7

6

1

OASAM

0

0

0

0

ALJ

0

0

0

0

VETS

0

0

0

0

OIG

0

2

2

0

BLS

0

0

0

0

Adj Bds

0

0

0

0

WB

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

0

0

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

ILAB

0

0

0

0

CFO

0

0

0

0

OPA

0

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

SOL

0

5

4

1

JOB CORP

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

0

68

62

6

  1. Consultations on FOIA Requests - Ten Oldest Consultations Received from Other Agencies and Pending at Your Agency.

 

10th Oldest Consultation and Number of Days Pending

9th

8th

7th

6th

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

Oldest Consultation and Number of Days Pending

OSHA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ESA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6/19/2009
78

3/4/2009
155

-OMAP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-OFCCP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-OLMS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6/19/2009
78

3/4/2009
155

-OWCP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-WHD

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MSHA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

EBSA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8/14/2009
33 days

7/21/2009
49 days

ETA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

8/25/2009
21

OASAM

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ALJ

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

VETS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OIG

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

BLS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Adj Bds

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CFO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OPA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SOL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9/28/2009
3 days

JOB CORP

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY
OVERALL

Date
Number of Days

0

0

0

9/28/2009
3 days

8/25/2009
21

8/14/2009
33 days

7/21/2009
49 days

6/19/2009
78

3/4/2009
155

  1. Comparison of Numbers of Requests from Previous and Current Annual Report - Requests Received, Processed, and Backlogged

 

NUMBER OF REQUESTS RECEIVED

NUMBER OF REQUESTS PROCESSED

Number Received During Fiscal Year From Last Year's Annual Report

Number Received During Fiscal Year From Current Annual Report

Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Last Year's Annual Report

Number Processed During Fiscal Year From Current Annual Report

OSHA

12,646

8,328

12,509

8,618

ESA

2,996

2,427

3,096

2,418

-OMAP

3

3

4

3

-OFCCP

284

349

294

341

-OLMS

114

112

112

117

-OWCP

964

623

26

629

-WHD

1,743

1,340

1,739

1,328

MSHA

1,564

1,620

1,591

1,571

EBSA

2,123

2400

2,110

2319

ETA

817

1,212

946

1,194

OASAM

213

259

243

225

ALJ

156

120

162

125

VETS

107

116

107

116

OIG

46

82

56

66

BLS

31

25

32

23

Adj Bds

22

23

27

24

WB

15

8

19

8

ODEP

0

0

0

0

ASP

5

2

8

3

OCIA

3

0

7

0

ILAB

11

14

15

15

CFO

12

12

12

12

OPA

6

4

7

4

OSBP

11

0

9

2

SOL

9

25

6

18

JOB CORP

5

49

8

49

AGENCY OVERALL

20,798

16,726

20,970

16,810

BACKLOG REQUEST COMPARISONS

 

Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of Fiscal Year From Previous Annual Report

Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of the Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

OSHA

216

249

ESA

100

178

-OMAP

2

0

-OFCCP

14

9

-OLMS

0

3

-OWCP

0

0

-WHD

84

166

MSHA

29

41

EBSA

11

35

ETA

37

37

OASAM

12

57

ALJ

3

1

VETS

2

0

OIG

0

9

BLS

0

2

Adj Bds

0

0

WB

0

0

ODEP

0

0

ASP

0

0

OCIA

0

0

ILAB

1

0

CFO

0

0

OPA

0

0

OSBP

2

0

SOL

3

10

JOB CORP

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

416

619

  1. Comparison of Numbers of Administrative Appeals from Previous and Current Annual Report - Appeals Received, Processed, and Backlogged.

 

NUMBER OF APPEALS RECEIVED

NUMBER OF APPEALS PROCESSED

Number Received During Fiscal Year From Last Year's Annual Report

Number Received During Fiscal Year From Current Annual Report

Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Last Year's Annual Report

Number Processed During Fiscal Year From Current Annual Report

OSHA

175

147

176

173

ESA

124

92

145

93

-OMAP

10

5

12

8

-OFCCP

10

5

11

8

-OLMS

2

3

2

6

-OWCP

70

59

80

54

-WHD

32

20

40

17

MSHA

6

13

12

13

EBSA

9

6

9

9

ETA

25

52

13

43

OASAM

5

6

6

7

ALJ

0

0

0

0

VETS

1

10

2

10

OIG

-

3

2

1

BLS

3

1

5

1

Adj Bds

1

1

1

0

WB

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

ASP

0

0

0

0

OCIA

0

0

0

0

ILAB

0

0

0

0

CFO

1

0

0

0

OPA

1

0

0

0

OSBP

0

0

0

0

SOL

1

4

3

4

JOB CORP

0

1

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

360 [2] (8 'others')

349 (13 'others')

383 (9 'others')

369 (15 'others')

BACKLOG APPEALS COMPARISONS

 

Number of Backlogged Appeals As of End of the Fiscal Year from Previous Annual Report

Number of Backlogged Appeals As of End of the Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

OSHA

117

84

ESA

43

41

-OMAP

6

3

-OFCCP

7

3

-OLMS

3

0

-OWCP

14

19

-WHD

13

13

MSHA

4

4

EBSA

6

2

ETA

22

31

OASAM

5

4

ALJ

1

1

VETS

5

5

OIG

0

4

BLS

2

0

Adj Bds

0

1

WB

0

0

ODEP

0

0

ASP

0

0

OCIA

0

0

ILAB

0

0

CFO

1

1

OPA

0

0

OSBP

0

0

SOL

2

2

JOB CORP

0

1

AGENCY OVERALL

208

178

  1. Discussion of Other FOIA Activities (Optional)

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 21st day of January 2010.

___signed_________
Ronald G. Whiting
Acting Chief FOIA Officer


Footnotes

[1]    Due to restructuring of the agency, the Employment Standards Administration's (ESA) Number of Requests Pending at the Start of the Fiscal Year has increased from what was initially reported within last year's FOIA report. This report has subsequently been updated to reflect the change from 160 to 212 requests pending from last fiscal year.

[2]    The term 'others' denotes administrative closures.