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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ANNUAL REPORT
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016
October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Department of Labor (DOL) has a decentralized Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) program in which each component agency responds directly to FOIA requests implicating its programs and activities. This allows for more accurate, complete, and timely responses to the public. While this report reflects FOIA activities at the Departmental level, it also distinguishes the volume and timeliness of each DOL component as it carries out its respective responsibilities under the FOIA.

Although FOIA processes at DOL are decentralized, departmental oversight is provided by the Office of Information Services (OIS), which operates under the supervision of the Solicitor of Labor, the Department's Chief FOIA Officer. OIS provides agency-wide leadership and guidance to ensure compliance with FOIA, particularly to increase the quality and timeliness of FOIA responses; reduce the backlog of pending FOIA requests; and review the effectiveness of each agency's FOIA processes in order to benchmark best practices, and make recommendations for programmatic improvements. The Department is also revising its FOIA regulation to ensure compliance with the amended statute.

During FY2016, the Department received a total of 16,196 initial requests and processed 16,466 requests. Additional information about the Department's FOIA program is available online at http://www.dol.gov/dol/foia/.

I. Basic Information Regarding Report.

A. For questions concerning this report, please contact Ramona Branch Oliver, Director, Office of Information Services (OIS), Office of the Solicitor, Room N-2420, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone number (202) 693-5391, fax number 202-693-5389.

B. The electronic address for this report is http://www.dol.gov/dol/foia/main.htm.

C. You may obtain a paper copy of this report by visiting the DOL website or by contacting OIS using the information above.

II. How to Make a FOIA Request.

The Department of Labor is organized into divisions and agencies often referred to as components. 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.

The DOL "Guide to Submitting a Request Under FOIA" provides general information about the FOIA program at DOL and provides basic information on how to submit a FOIA request. The Guide also contains links to the DOL agency components in both the national and regional offices, a brief description of expected response times and reasons why some requests cannot be granted by DOL. This Guide is available on DOL's website at http://www.dol.gov/dol/foia/guide6.htm.

Requesters who cannot determine the proper disclosure officer to whom a request should be addressed may direct the request to the Office of Information Services (OIS), Office of the Solicitor, Division of Management and Administrative Legal Services, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N-2420, Washington, D.C. 20210, by e-mail to foiarequests@dol.gov or by fax to 202-693-5389.

A. 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 disclosure officer for each component is responsible for making records in the custody of that component available for inspection and copying, in accordance with the provisions of the FOIA. 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 (OSEC), (202) 693-7277
  2. Office of the Solicitor (SOL), (202) 693-5391
  3. Office of Administrative Law Judges (ALJ), 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 (OASAM), (202) 693-7277
  5. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP), (202) 693-5925
  6. Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), (202) 693-6806
  7. Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs (OCIA), (202) 693-4630
  8. Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), (202) 693-4930
  9. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), (202) 693-1145
  10. Office of Inspector General (OIG), (202) 693-5113
  11. Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS), (202) 693-0123
  12. Office of Public Affairs (OPA), (202) 693-4654
  13. Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), (202) 693-0934
  14. Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), (202) 693-4770
  15. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Postal Square Building, Room 4040, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20212-0001, (202) 691-7628
  16. Employment and Training Administration (ETA), (202) 693-3140
    Job Corps (part of ETA), 1-800-733-JOBS
  17. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 21st Floor, Arlington, Virginia 22209, (202) 693-9424
  18. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), (202) 693-1897
  19. Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), (202) 693-8655
  20. Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), (202) 693-4745
  21. Employees' Compensation Appeals Board (ECAB), (202) 693-5028
  22. Administrative Review Board (ARB), (202) 693-5028
  23. Benefits Review Board (BRB), (202) 693-5028
  24. Wage and Hour Division (WHD), (202) 693-0388
  25. Women's Bureau (WB), (202) 693-6735

The addresses and telephone numbers for the various regional offices for the Department's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM) are listed below.

Region I:

U.S. Department of Labor
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
One Congress Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02203
(617) 565-1991
(For 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 Office of Workers' Compensation (OWCP) in Region IV 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) in Region V 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 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in Region VII 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 in Region VII 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
90 7th Street, Suite 18-300
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 625-7804
(415) 625-7799 (fax)

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

(For Wage and Hour Division: Contact San Francisco)

B. Agency response time.

The agency's response time generally ranges from one to forty-eight days. Complex requests usually take more time.

C. 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. Further, 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.

III. Definitions of Terms and Acronyms Used in the Report

1. Agency-specific acronyms or other terms.

1.

ADJ BDS

Adjudicatory Boards includes the Administrative Review Board (ARB), Benefits Review Board (BRB), and Employees' Compensation Appeal Board (ECAB)

2.

ALJ

Office of Administrative Law Judges

3.

ASP

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy

4.

BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics

5.

CFO

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

6.

EBSA

Employee Benefits Security Administration

7.

ETA

Employment and Training Administration

8.

Exec Sec

Executive Secretariat

9.

ILAB

Bureau of International Labor Affairs

10.

MSHA

Mine Safety and Health Administration

11.

OASAM

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

12.

OCIA

Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

13.

ODEP

Office of Disability Employment Policy

14.

OFCCP

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

15.

OIG

Office of Inspector General

16.

OLMS

Office of Labor Management Standards

17.

OPA

Office of Public Affairs

18.

OSEC

Office of the Secretary

19.

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

20.

OWCP

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

21.

SOL

Office of the Solicitor

22.

VETS

Veterans' Employment and Training Service

23.

WB

Women's Bureau

24.

WHD

Wage and Hour Division

2. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Pending Request or Pending Administrative Appeal - a request or administrative appeal for which an agency has not taken final action in all respects.
  14. 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.
  15. Processed Request or Processed Administrative Appeal - a request or administrative appeal for which an agency has taken final action in all respects.
  16. Range in Number of Days - the lowest and highest number of days to process requests or administrative appeals.
  17. 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).

3. 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

IV. EXEMPTION 3 STATUTES

Statute

Type of Information Withheld

Case Citation

Agency / Component

Number of Times Relied Upon by Agency / Component

Total Number of Times Relied Upon By Agency Overall

42 U.S.C. ยง 2000e-5(b), 20003-8(e) (Civil Rights Act of 1964)

Information pertaining to charges of unlawful employment practices; information obtained by the EEOC in investigation charges of unlawful employment practices.

Frito-Lay v. EEOC, 964 F. Supp. 236, 240-43 (W.D. Ky. 1997); Am. Centennial Ins. Co. v. EEOC, 722 F. Supp 180, 184 (D.N.J. 1989).

OASAM

4

4

Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e), enacted by Act of July 30, 1977, Pub. L. No. 95-78, 91 Stat. 319

Certain records pertaining to grand jury proceedings.

Sussman v. USMS, 494 F. 3d 1106, 1113 (D.C. Cir. 2007); Fund for Constitutional Gov't v. Nat'l Archives & Records Serv., 656 F.2d 856, 867-68 (D.C. Cir. 1981); Durham v. U.S. Atty. Gen., No. 06-843, 2008 WL 620744, at *2 (E.D. Tex. Mar. 3, 2008); Cozen O'Connor v. U.S. Dep't of Treasury, 570 F. Supp. 2d 749, 776 (E.D. Pa. 2008)

OIG

5

5

DOL OVERALL

9

V. A. FOIA REQUESTS - RECEIVED, PROCESSED AND PENDING FOIA REQUESTS

Agency

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

ADJ BDS

1

34

35

0

ALJ

5

111

112

4

ASP

6

12

18

0

BLS

0

17

17

0

CFO

1

4

3

2

EBSA

51

674

660

65

ETA

100

1,360

1,407

53

EXEC SEC

0

1

1

0

ILAB

4

13

13

4

MSHA

115

1,037

1,074

78

OASAM

43

177

183

37

OCIA

24

23

41

6

ODEP

2

10

11

1

OFCCP

34

210

221

23

OIG

40

58

64

34

OLMS

11

82

86

7

OPA

1

2

3

0

OSEC

11

32

35

8

OSHA

535

9,126

9,213

448

OWCP

65

369

379

55

SOL

16

103

108

11

VETS

7

138

136

9

WB

1

14

15

0

WHD

490

2,5879

2,631

448

DOL OVERALL

1,563

16,196

16,466

1,293

During fiscal year 2016, as part of DOL's continuing review of SIMS-FOIA data, DOL identified 260 FOIA requests that were received during FY2015 but that were not placed into active processing and tracking status until after the end of fiscal year 2015. This means that the 1,303 FOIA requests that the FY2015 DOL Annual FOIA report reported as pending at the end of FY2015 must be increased by 260 requests, and so that the chart in this section reports that DOL had 1,563 requests pending at the start of FY2016.

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

Agency 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 TOTAL
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

ADJ BDS

13

0

0

17

0

3

0

1

0

1

0

0

35

ALJ

80

5

2

12

4

0

3

1

2

1

2

0

112

ASP

6

1

0

9

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

18

BLS

5

0

0

7

0

2

0

0

1

2

0

0

17

CFO

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

3

EBSA

153

91

29

196

113

21

6

3

3

3

42

0

660

ETA

134

517

4

541

56

26

38

1

30

36

24

0

1,407

EXEC SEC

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

ILAB

11

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

MSHA

275

571

55

70

0

51

25

3

1

5

18

0

1,074

OASAM

46

32

20

32

4

9

0

0

1

36

3

0

183

OCIA

32

6

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

41

ODEP

3

0

0

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

OFCCP

17

102

16

39

6

18

7

0

0

6

10

0

221

OIG

12

23

3

18

6

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

64

OLMS

20

21

10

20

0

0

0

0

4

11

0

0

86

OPA

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

OSEC

3

7

1

21

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

35

OSHA

393

4,251

1,513

1,913

201

224

64

48

61

136

409

0

9,213

OWCP

167

15

15

80

5

4

10

1

51

8

23

0

379

SOL

31

25

10

24

1

5

0

0

2

9

1

0

108

VETS

15

87

5

10

1

4

4

0

3

4

3

0

136

WB

3

0

0

10

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

15

WHD

74

1,406

134

578

7

151

10

5

28

82

156

0

2,631

DOL OVERALL

1,494

7,161

1,821

3,608

405

519

167

64

187

347

693

0

16,466

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

Agency / Component Description of "Other" Reasons for Denials from Chart B (1) Number of Times "Other" Reason Was Replied Upon TOTAL
ADJ BDS N/A 0 0
ALJ N/A 0 0
ASP N/A 0 0
BLS N/A 0 0
CFO N/A 0 0
EBSA N/A 0 0
ETA N/A 0 0
EXEC SEC N/A 0 0
ILAB N/A 0 0
MSHA N/A 0 0
OASAM N/A 0 0
OCIA N/A 0 0
ODEP N/A 0 0
OFCCP N/A 0 0
OIG N/A 0 0
OLMS N/A 0 0
OPA N/A 0 0
OSEC N/A 0 0
OSHA N/A 0 0
OWCP N/A 0 0
SOL N/A 0 0
VETS N/A 0 0
WB N/A 0 0
WHD N/A 0 0
DOL OVERALL 0 0

B. (3) Disposition of FOIA Requests - Number of Times Exemptions Applied

Agency 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

ADJ BDS

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ALJ

0 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ASP

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BLS

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

EBSA

0 1 0 9 20 65 22 1 37 1 28 0 0 0

ETA

0 0 0 53 9 504 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

EXEC SEC

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ILAB

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MSHA

0 0 0 24 160 144 103 2 477 57 7 0 0 0

OASAM

0 1 4 12 4 12 10 0 11 1 0 0 0 0

OCIA

0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ODEP

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFCCP

0 0 0 20 26 82 6 3 93 17 73 0 0 0

OIG

0 1 5 0 10 12 3 0 21 2 5 0 0 0

OLMS

0 0 0 11 13 5 6 1 16 15 13 0 0 0

OPA

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OSEC

0 0 0 0 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OSHA

0 11 0 2,853 2,272 1,144 1,894 71 3,833 1,936 108 1 0 0

OWCP

0 1 0 4 6 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOL

0 1 0 3 11 22 6 1 5 0 0 0 0 0

VETS

0 1 0 7 56 38 10 0 50 33 11 1 0 0

WB

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WHD

0 1 0 1,062 390 611 141 0 1,330 477 1,234 0 0 0

DOL OVERALL

0 17 9 4,062 2,984 2,679 2,201 80 5,874 2,539 1,479 2 0 0

VI. A. ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS OF INITIAL DETERMINATIONS OF FOIA REQUESTS - RECEIVED, PROCESSED AND PENDING ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS

Agency / Component Number of Appeals Pending as of Start of Fiscal Year Number of Appeals Received in Fiscal Year Number of Appeals Processed in Fiscal Year Number of Appeals Pending as of End of Fiscal Year
ADJ BDS 0 2 1 0
ALJ 0 2 1 1
ASP 0 0 0 0
BLS 0 0 0 0
CFO 0 0 0 0
EBSA 10 9 12 7
ETA 54 33 43 44
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0
ILAB 0 0 0 0
MSHA 24 12 17 19
OASAM 8 9 6 11
OCIA 0 0 0 0
ODEP 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 8 8 8 8
OIG 0 1 1 0
OLMS 7 5 2 10
OPA 0 0 0 0
OSEC 1 0 1 0
OSHA 196 145 128 213
OWCP 91 69 83 77
SOL 4 2 1 5
VETS 12 5 2 15
WB 0 0 0 0
WHD 31 30 31 30
DOL OVERALL 446 332 337 441

B. Disposition of Administrative Appeals - All Processed Appeals

Agency / Component Number Affirmed on Appeal Number Partially Affirmed & Partially Reversed/Remanded on Appeal Number Completely Reversed/Remanded on Appeal Number of Appeals Closed for Other Reasons TOTAL
ADJ BDS 0 0 1 0 1
ALJ 0 0 1 0 1
ASP 0 0 0 0 0
BLS 0 0 0 0 0
CFO 0 0 0 0 0
EBSA 3 0 3 6 12
ETA 0 0 13 30 43
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0 0
ILAB 0 0 0 0 0
MSHA 0 1 7 9 17
OASAM 0 0 2 4 6
OCIA 0 0 0 0 0
ODEP 0 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 0 1 1 6 8
OIG 0 0 0 1 1
OLMS 0 0 0 2 2
OPA 0 0 0 0 0
OSEC 0 0 0 1 1
OSHA 6 3 32 87 128
OWCP 1 0 32 50 83
SOL 0 0 0 1 1
VETS 0 0 0 2 2
WB 0 0 0 0 0
WHD 6 1 8 16 31
DOL OVERALL 16 6 100 215 337

C. (1) Reasons for Denial on Appeal - Number of Times Exemptions Applied

Agency / Component Ex. 1 Ex. 2 Ex. 3 Ex. 4 Ex. 5 Ex. 6 Ex. 7(A) Ex. 7(B) Ex. 7(C) Ex. 7(D) Ex. 7(E) Ex. 7(F) Ex. 8 Ex. 9
ADJ BDS 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
ASP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BLS 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
EBSA 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
ETA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
EXEC SEC 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
MSHA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OASAM 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
ODEP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
OIG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OLMS 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
OSEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OSHA 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 5 2 0 0 0 0
OWCP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SOL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VETS 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
WHD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DOL Overall 0 0 0 3 0 1 7 0 7 4 1 0 0 0

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

Agency / Component No Records Records Referred at Initial Request Level Request Withdrawn Fee- Related Reason Records not Reasonably Described Improper Request for Other Reasons Not Agency Record Duplicate Request or Appeal Request in Litigation Appeal Based Solely on Denial of Request for Expedited Processing Other
*Explain in chart below
ADJ BDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ALJ 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CFO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
EBSA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2
ETA 12 0 11 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 2
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ILAB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MSHA 0 0 6 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
OASAM 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
OCIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODEP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
OIG 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OLMS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
OPA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OSEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
OSHA 10 0 46 0 0 11 0 8 7 0 5
OWCP 0 0 9 0 0 24 2 5 0 0 10
SOL 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VETS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
WB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WHD 0 0 4 1 0 6 0 5 0 0 0
DOL Overall 25 0 87 1 0 48 2 25 8 0 22

C. (3) Reasons for Denial on Appeal - "Other" Reasons

Agency / Component Description of "Other" Reasons for Denial on Appeal from Chart C (2) Number of Times "Other" Reason Was Relied Upon TOTAL
ADJ BDS N/A 0 0
ALJ N/A 0 0
ASP N/A 0 0
BLS N/A 0 0
CFO N/A 0 0
EBSA Moot 2 2
ETA Moot 2 2
EXEC SEC N/A 0 0
ILAB N/A 0 0
MSHA N/A 0 0
OASAM Moot 2 2
OCIA N/A 0 0
ODEP N/A 0 0
OFCCP N/A 0 0
OIG N/A 0 0
OLMS N/A 0 0
OPA N/A 0 0
OSEC Moot 1 1
OSHA Moot 5 5
OWCP Moot 10 10
SOL N/A 0 0
VETS N/A 0 0
WB N/A 0 0
WHD (1) Constructive denial appeal moot
(1) Appeal abandoned
0 0
DOL Overall 22 22

C. (4) Response Time for Administrative Appeals

Agency / Component Median Number of Days Average Number of Days Lowest Number of Days Highest Number of Days
ADJ BDS 8 8 8 8
ALJ 44 44 44 44
ASP 0 0 0 0
BLS 0 0 0 0
CFO 0 0 0 0
EBSA 126 249.5 7 934
ETA 340 319.5 4 971
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0
ILAB 0 0 0 0
MSHA 415 365.5 10 819
OASAM 344 376.8 36 885
OCIA 0 0 0 0
ODEP 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 347 424.3 149 822
OIG 33 33 33 33
OLMS 310 310 123 497
OPA 0 0 0 0
OSEC 111 111 111 111
OSHA 206 252.7 1 965
OWCP 57 223.6 1 1,038
SOL 762 762 762 762
VETS 455 455 235 675
WB 0 0 0 0
WHD 88 200.5 1 812
DOL Overall 164 261.1 1 1,038

C. (5) Ten Oldest Pending Administrative Appeals

Agency/Component 10th
Oldest
Pending
Administrative
Appeal
9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd Oldest Appeal
ADJ BDS Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-02-05
166
ALJ Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-07-29
44
ASP Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
BLS Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
CFO Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
EBSA Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-01-15
180
2015-11-05
227
2015-09-16
263
2015-03-23
386
2014-03-27
633
2014-02-24
656
2013-09-26
756
ETA Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
2014-06-06
583
2014-04-24
613
2014-04-24
613
2014-02-24
656
2014-02-10
665
2013-12-20
696
2013-12-12
704
2013-12-12
704
2013-11-27
714
2013-08-09
783
EXEC SEC Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
ILAB Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
MSHA Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
2015-06-22
322
2015-06-10
330
2015-05-20
344
2015-01-20
429
2014-09-29
594
2014-09-29
594
2014-08-26
641
2014-08-08
653
2014-01-14
683
2013-03-18
891
OASAM Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
2016-07-29
44
2016-06-30
64
2016-05-11
99
2016-03-16
139
2015-10-16
241
2015-06-11
329
2014-06-30
567
2014-06-18
575
2014-06-13
578
2014-05-12
594
OCIA Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
ODEP Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OFCCP Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-09-22
6
2016-07-29
44
2016-06-29
65
2016-05-11
99
2015-12-11
203
2015-11-06
226
2015-11-06
226
2013-07-03
815
OIG Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OLMS Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
2016-09-13
13
2016-06-30
64
2016-02-05
166
2015-10-07
247
2015-07-21
302
2015-05-14
348
2015-03-16
391
2015-01-29
422
2014-10-27
485
2013-09-09
769
OPA Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OSEC Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OSHA Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
2013-09-18
762
2013-09-09
769
2013-08-16
784
2013-08-16
784
2013-08-09
789
2013-07-15
808
2013-07-15
808
2013-07-03
815
2013-07-03
815
2012-11-06
979
OWCP Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
2013-08-16
784
2013-07-23
802
2012-08-09
1040
2012-06-15
1078
2011-12-06
1211
2011-12-06
1211
2011-12-06
1211
2011-12-06
1211
2011-12-06
1211
2011-11-21
1211
SOL Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-09-22
6
2016-06-30
64
2015-05-08
352
2015-01-28
423
2013-09-09
769
VETS Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
2016-09-03
270
2015-08-24
278
2015-07-21
302
2015-07-21
302
2015-07-08
311
2015-05-20
344
2015-05-08
352
2015-04-14
370
2014-09-19
510
2014-06-18
575
WB Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
WHD Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
2015-05-20
344
2015-04-14
370
2015-01-20
429
2014-08-08
539
2014-07-03
564
2014-04-24
613
2014-01-14
638
2013-11-19
720
2013-10-22
739
2013-09-09
769
Agency Overall Date of Appeal
Number of Days Pending
2013-03-18
891
2012-11-06
979
2012-08-09
1040
2012-06-15
1078
2011-12-06
1211
2011-12-06
1211
2011-12-06
1211
2011-12-06
1211
2011-12-06
1211
2011-11-21
1221

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

A. Processed Requests - Response Time for All Processed Perfected Requests

Agency / Component

SIMPLE

COMPLEX

EXPEDITED PROCESSING

Median Number Of Days Average Number Of Days Lowest Number Of Days Highest Number Of Days Median Number Of Days Average Number Of Days Lowest Number Of Days Highest Number Of Days Median Number Of Days Average Number Of Days Lowest Number Of Days Highest Number Of Days
ADJ BDS 11 13.6 3 64 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ALJ 4 7.4 1 84 6 17.6 1 142 1.5 1.5 1 2
ASP 13.5 27 5 74 29 81.1 4 199 N/A N/A N/A N/A
BLS 19 18.6 7 26 21 27.7 5 85 N/A N/A N/A N/A
CFO 2 2 2 2 6 6 5 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A
EBSA 13 15.9 <1 179 20 40.2 <1 390 3 3 3 3
ETA 7 9.1 <1 165 10 14.5 <1 203 27 27 5 49
EXEC SEC N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 4 4 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ILAB N/A N/A N/A N/A 46 68.5 12 194 4 4 1 7
MSHA N/A N/A N/A N/A 9 22.7 <1 595 50.5 208.9 4 854
OASAM 21 40.5 <1 164 42 92.4 <1 2230 33 33 30 36
OCIA 132 121.7 45 188 89 107.9 9 633 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ODEP 17 19.77 11 31 18 47.1 4 154 6 6 6 6
OFCCP 14 22.4 1 135 19 38.6 <1 614 55 55 55 55
OIG 8 12 <1 111 378 327 11 901 19 19 19 19
OLMS 4 5.5 1 18 13 45 1 406 N/A N/A N/A N/A
OPA 349 349 22 676 4 4 4 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A
OSEC 5 5 5 5 54 124.3 2 2514 6 6 6 6
OSHA 5 13.5 <1 705 7 16.7 <1 402 4 16.4 <1>/td> 375
OWCP 5.5 17.6 <1 252 14 21.8 <1 403 256 256 256 256
SOL 3 6.3 3 19 37 63.3 1 657 N/A N/A N/A N/A
VETS 15 14.4 2 32 13 17.3 1 181 13 13.7 9 19
WB 23 54 7 142 109 92.5 4 130 N/A N/A N/A N/A
WHD 14 42.6 <1 1,509 15 36.6 <1 1479 6.5 9.4 1 59
DOL OVERALL 7 20.8 <1 1,509 10 23.6 <1 2,514 6 33.8 <1 854

Due to a system limitation, the charts in this section may contain information about unperfected requests.

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

Agency / Component SIMPLE COMPLEX EXPEDITED PROCESSING
Median Number Of Days Average Number Of Days Lowest Number Of Days Highest Number Of Days Median Number Of Days Average Number Of Days Lowest Number Of Days Highest Number Of Days Median Number Of Days Average Number Of Days Lowest Number Of Days Highest Number Of Days
ADJ BDS 10 15.1 4 64 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ALJ 4 7.1 1 84 5.5 18 1 133 1.5 1.5 1 2
ASP 16 27.7 11 56 16 58.8 4 199 N/A N/A N/A N/A
BLS 18 18 18 18 25 42.3 17 85 N/A N/A N/A N/A
CFO N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
EBSA 19 21.5 <1 179 25 53.2 <1 302 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ETA 9 14.4 <1 165 10 14.8 <1 203 49 49 49 49
EXEC SEC N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 4 4 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ILAB N/A N/A N/A N/A 45.5 66.2 12 194 4 4 1 7
MSHA N/A N/A N/A N/A 9 20.7 <1 595 17 226.4 4 854
OASAM 15.5 17.5 <1 41 41 49.7 <1 242 N/A N/A N/A N/A
OCIA 132 121.7 45 188 89 106.9 9 633 N/A N/A N/A N/A
ODEP N/A N/A N/A N/A 65 79 18 154 N/A N/A N/A N/A
OFCCP 23 33.6 11 135 24.5 46 1 614 55 55 55 55
OIG 32 14 <1 32 246 351 11 901 19 19 19 19
OLMS 4 3.9 1 8 45 75.9 3 406 N/A N/A N/A N/A
OPA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
OSEC N/A N/A N/A N/A 36 53.7 2 141 N/A N/A N/A N/A
OSHA 9 17.2 <1 705 14 21.6 <1 386 5 19.4 <1 375
OWCP 5 5 <1 11 15 20.8 <1 277 N/A N/A N/A N/A
SOL 13 13 13 13 51.5 76 2 657 N/A N/A N/A N/A
VETS 19 15 2 32 15.5 18.9 2 181 16 16 13 19
WB 39 39 39 39 114 114 111 117 N/A N/A N/A N/A
WHD 19 32.8 <1 1,084 15 29.6 <1 509 8 10.6 1 59
DOL OVERALL 12 20.9 <1 1,084 13 24.9 <1 654 7 37.1 <1 854

Due to a system limitation, the charts in this section may contain information about unperfected requests.

C I. Processed Simple Requests - Response Time in Day Increments

Agency / Component <1-20
Days
21-40
Days
41-60
Days
61-80
Days
81-100
Days
101-120
Days
121-140
Days
141-160
Days
161-180
Days
181-200
Days
201-300
Days
301-400
Days
401+
Days
TOTAL
ADJ BDS 29 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35
ALJ 29 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
ASP 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
BLS 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
CFO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
EBSA 153 32 8 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 198
ETA 686 37 3 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 732
EXEC SEC 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
MSHA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OASAM 14 6 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 28
OCIA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
ODEP 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
OFCCP 17 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
OIG 33 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41
OLMS 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
OPA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
OSEC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
OSHA 2,749 455 106 48 15 11 6 4 2 3 11 3 2 3,415
OWCP 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 22
SOL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
VETS 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29
WB 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
WHD 979 331 90 67 23 4 2 1 2 1 2 1 47 1,550
DOL OVERALL 4,775 892 212 124 43 21 11 7 7 5 14 4 50 6,165

Due to a system limitation, the charts in this section may contain information about unperfected requests.

C II. Processed Complex Requests - Response Time in Day Increments

Agency / Component <1-20
Days
21-40
Days
41-60
Days
61-80
Days
81-100
Days
101-120
Days
121-140
Days
141-160
Days
161-180
Days
181-200
Days
201-300
Days
301-400
Days
401+
Days
TOTAL
ADJ BDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ALJ 60 7 6 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 79
ASP 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 10
BLS 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
CFO 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
EBSA 229 78 63 52 6 1 3 6 3 4 13 3 0 461
ETA 558 92 15 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 673
EXEC SEC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ILAB 1 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11
MSHA 843 116 25 20 13 7 6 4 12 2 8 5 5 1,066
OASAM 46 24 39 15 5 3 0 1 3 0 9 4 3 152
OCIA 2 3 2 10 6 6 3 2 0 2 1 0 1 38
ODEP 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
OFCCP 101 42 25 6 3 1 4 4 2 1 2 2 1 194
OIG 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 10 22
OLMS 39 5 8 3 3 2 6 1 0 1 1 0 1 70
OPA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
OSEC 14 2 4 5 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 33
OSHA 4,499 784 188 83 54 30 26 16 10 7 39 8 1 5,745
OWCP 287 44 7 3 4 1 1 0 1 1 5 1 1 356
SOL 33 18 15 8 7 4 4 6 1 0 2 1 1 100
VETS 73 10 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 104
WB 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
WHD 659 188 93 33 22 7 5 4 2 2 29 6 8 1,058
DOL OVERALL 7,478 1,420 500 250 132 69 62 50 37 25 111 32 33 10,199

Due to a system limitation, the charts in this section may contain information about unperfected requests.

C III. Processed Requests Granted Expedited Processing - Response Time in Day Increments

Agency/ Component <1-20
Days
21-40
Days
41-60
Days
61-80
Days
81-100
Days
101-120
Days
121-140
Days
141-160
Days
161-180
Days
181-200
Days
201-300
Days
301-400
Days
401+
Days
TOTAL
ADJ BDS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ALJ 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
ASP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BLS 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
EBSA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ETA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ILAB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
MSHA 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8
OASAM 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
OCIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODEP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
OFCCP 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
OIG 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
OLMS 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
OSEC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
OSHA 39 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 47
OWCP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
SOL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VETS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
WB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WHD 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
DOL OVERALL 76 8 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 94

Due to a system limitation, the charts in this section may contain information about unperfected requests.

D. Pending Requests - All Pending Perfected Requests

Agency / Component

SIMPLE

COMPLEX

EXPEDITED PROCESSING

Number Pending Median Number Of Days Average Number Of Days Number Pending Median Number Of Days Average Number Of Days Number Pending Median Number Of Days Average Number Of Days
ADJ BDS 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A
ALJ 0 N/A N/A 4 47 31 0 N/A N/A
ASP 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A
BLS 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A
CFO 0 N/A N/A 2 236.5 213 0 N/A N/A
EBSA 17 12 337.1 47 26 57.1 1 532 532
ETA 4 58 10 49 11 21.9 0 N/A N/A
EXEC SEC 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A
ILAB 0 N/A N/A 4 287.5 99.8 0 N/A N/A
MSHA 0 N/A N/A 78 22 75.2 0 N/A N/A
OASAM 0 N/A N/A 37 52 117.3 0 N/A N/A
OCIA 0 N/A N/A 6 57 64.3 0 N/A N/A
ODEP 0 N/A N/A 1 167 156 0 N/A N/A
OFCCP 1 20 20 22 39 112.2 0 N/A N/A
OIG 1 138 138 33 86 275 0 N/A N/A
OLMS 0 N/A N/A 7 71 58.1 0 N/A N/A
OPA 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A
OSEC 0 N/A N/A 8 87 95.5 0 N/A N/A
OSHA 27 19 18.1 421 19 31 0 N/A N/A
OWCP 0 N/A N/A 55 75 60.8 0 N/A N/A
SOL 0 N/A N/A 11 24 165.6 0 N/A N/A
VETS 0 N/A N/A 9 8.5 10.6 0 N/A N/A
WB 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A 0 N/A N/A
WHD 9 37 308.6 439 138 178.1 0 N/A N/A
DOL OVERALL 60 17 153.6 1,233 43 97.7 1 532 532

E. Pending Requests - Ten Oldest Pending Perfected Requests

Agency / Component 10th Oldest
Request      
9th             8th             7th             6th             5th             4th             3rd             2nd             Oldest
Request      
ADJ BDS Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
ALJ Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-09-23
6
2016-09-01
12
2016-07-25
47
2016-07-07
48
ASP Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
BLS Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
CFO Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-01-25
156
2015-07-16
306
EBSA Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2015-12-16
200
2015-11-30
201
2015-11-25
202
2015-11-25
215
2015-11-10
219
2015-10-13
220
2015-10-01
252
2015-06-09
331
2015-02-22
404
2014-08-18
532
ETA Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2016-06-27
60
2016-06-17
61
2016-05-16
96
2016-05-16
96
2016-05-02
97
2016-03-03
98
2016-01-21
178
2016-01-12
182
2015-12-23
183
2015-05-15
184
EXEC SEC Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
ILAB Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-03-31
127
2015-10-23
237
2015-05-18
238
2012-04-04
940
MSHA Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2015-12-04
206
2015-11-10
219
2015-10-21
232
2015-10-20
240
2015-09-22
256
2015-05-22
257
2015-05-13
350
2015-05-07
354
2014-08-08
540
2014-05-27
592
OASAM Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2015-11-22
96
2015-11-18
218
2015-07-29
296
2015-07-15
297
2015-05-01
354
2015-05-01
354
2015-03-27
382
2013-11-19
719
2013-07-30
720
2013-07-29
791
OCIA Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-08-15
32
2016-07-06
57
2016-07-06
57
2016-07-06
57
2016-05-24
91
2016-05-10
92
ODEP Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-01-25
156
OFCCP Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2016-08-04
40
2016-07-21
49
2016-07-21
49
2016-07-07
57
2016-07-07
57
2016-04-19
116
2015-12-23
195
2015-02-06
328
2014-07-01
567
2013-12-02
710
OIG Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2015-05-12
350
2015-05-12
350
2015-04-16
368
2015-03-13
392
2015-01-24
422
2015-01-24
426
2014-12-12
453
2014-12-11
454
2014-12-08
457
2014-11-18
470
OLMS Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-08-24
25
2016-08-05
38
2016-07-22
48
2016-06-21
71
2016-06-21
72
2016-06-16
73
2016-06-09
80
OPA Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OSEC Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-08-24
19
2016-07-29
45
2016-07-05
63
2016-06-20
73
2016-05-10
101
2016-03-04
148
2016-03-02
150
2016-01-25
165
OSHA Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2014-11-17
2
2014-09-12
34
2014-07-29
544
2014-06-24
545
2014-05-22
594
2014-04-22
616
2013-09-11
768
2012-04-04
940
2010-08-13
1,255
2010-08-13
1,255
OWCP Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2015-05-06
19
2015-05-01
27
2014-10-01
480
2014-06-03
578
2014-02-10
580
2014-01-28
585
2014-01-28
900
2013-03-13
916
2013-01-15
920
2012-04-16
921
SOL Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2016-09-14
11
2016-09-14
11
2016-09-06
17
2016-09-06
17
2016-08-24
18
2016-08-22
20
2016-07-20
49
2016-01-15
179
2015-08-24
265
2015-05-04
354
VETS Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
2016-09-23
6
2016-09-22
7
2016-09-21
8
2016-09-21
8
2016-09-19
9
2016-09-15
11
2016-09-07
17
2016-09-02
19
2016-08-31
21
WB Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
WHD Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2013-09-25
758
2013-08-08
784
2013-07-29
790
2013-07-29
799
2013-07-23
800
2013-07-22
804
2013-06-11
805
2013-04-08
877
2012-03-27
1,136
2011-09-20
1,251
Agency Overall Date of Receipt
Number of Days Pending
2013-04-08
877
2013-03-13
916
2013-01-15
920
2012-04-16
921
2012-04-04
940
2012-04-04
940
2012-03-27
1,136
2011-09-20
1,251
2010-08-13
1,255
2010-08-13
1,255

Due to system limitations, the charts in this section may contain information about unperfected requests.

Some work day ranges reported appear to be out of sequence based on the date of the receipt of the request. However, this is attributed to requests that have been "tolled" for clarification or to resolve fee matters consistent with the provisions of the statute.

As a part of reviewing data in the Departmental FOIA tracking system, DOL located 260 initial FOIA requests that remained pending in the system as of the end of FY2015 and requiring further action, many of which were received in prior years. Whereas DOL's FY2015 report identified the 10 oldest pending requests it believed to be pending at the end of FY2014, with addition of the additional 260 FOIA requests identified as part of the data review, DOL has identified and this chart includes 1 request that should have been previously reported as among the 10 oldest pending requests.

VIII. REQUESTS FOR EXPEDITED PROCESSING AND REQUESTS FOR FEE WAIVER

A. Requests for Expedited Processing

Agency / Component Number Granted Number Denied Median Number of Days to Adjudicate Average Number of Days to Adjudicate Number Adjudicated Within Ten Days
ADJ BDS 0 2 1 1 2
ALJ 2 3 5 26.6 3
ASP 0 4 141 139.3 0
BLS 0 2 33 33 0
CFO 0 1 1 1 1
EBSA 1 18 8.5 29.2 10
ETA 1 36 9 31.1 19
EXEC SEC 0 0 N/A N/A 0
ILAB 2 0 5 5 2
MSHA 8 10 30 63.7 8
OASAM 0 17 37 61.4 2
OCIA 0 5 122 112.6 0
ODEP 1 2 25 24.3 1
OFCCP 1 16 12 25.9 8
OIG 1 3 1 1 3
OLMS 0 6 6 10.8 5
OPA 0 0 N/A N/A 0
OSEC 1 4 101 68.4 2
OSHA 34 85 6 26.8 75
OWCP 1 11 45 147 1
SOL 0 11 29 72.3 3
VETS 2 1 18 18 0
WB 0 2 99 99 0
WHD 20 76 19.5 66.9 33
DOL OVERALL 75 315 14 48.2 178

B. Requests for Fee Waiver

Agency / Component Number Granted Number Denied Median Number of Days to Adjudicate Average Number of Days to Adjudicate
ADJ BDS 0 3 1 13
ALJ 1 5 24 26.5
ASP 4 7 42 146.2
BLS 0 6 20 18
CFO 0 2 3 3
EBSA 2 44 32 53.8
ETA 16 136 8 13.4
EXEC SEC 0 0 N/A N/A
ILAB 5 1 20 56.8
MSHA 20 10 8.5 45.5
OASAM 16 24 49 61.2
OCIA 16 1 106 106.8
ODEP 2 2 18.5 19.3
OFCCP 1 47 12 24.2
OIG 14 1 1 3
OLMS 0 8 6.5 25.1
OPA 0 0 N/A N/A
OSEC 13 4 54 190.9
OSHA 131 111 8 37.7
OWCP 12 32 20 46.5
SOL 7 29 34.5 82.2
VETS 9 3 10.5 13.7
WB 1 3 70.5 69.8
WHD 154 169 22 41.1
DOL OVERALL 455 648 16 43.4

IX. FOIA PERSONNEL AND COSTS

Agency / Component PERSONNEL COSTS
Number of "Full-Time FOIA Employees" Number of "Equivalent Full-Time FOIA Employees" Total Number of "Full-Time FOIA Staff" Processing Costs Litigation-Related Costs Total Costs
ADJ BDS 0 0.45 0.45 $15,000.00 $0.00 $15,000.00
ALJ 1 0.5 1.5 $150,000.00 $0.00 $150,000.00
ASP 0 0.5 0.5 $46,279.00 $0.00 $46,279.00
BLS 0 0.3 0.3 $23,750.00 $0.00 $23,750.00
CFO 0 .25 .25 $40,000.00 $0.00 $40,000.00
EBSA 0 2.9 2.9 $343,976.00 $0.00 $343,976.00
ETA 11 7.02 18.02 $1,703,198.00 $0.00 $1,703,198.00
EXEC SEC 0 0.25 0.25 $42,000.00 $0.00 $42,000.00
ILAB 0 1 1 $7,600.00 $0.00 $7,600.00
MSHA 5 19.55 24.55 $2,901,721.00 $0.00 $2,901,721S.00
OASAM 0 9.99 9.99 5$944,046.00 $0.00 $944,046.00
OCIA 1 0 1 $96,501.00 $0.00 $96,501.00
ODEP 0 0.1 0.1 $6,000.00 $0.00 $6,000.00
OFCCP 1 5.2 6.2 $668,117.00 $0.00 $668,117.00
OIG 1 0 1 $138,000.00 $0.00 $138,000.00
OLMS 0 1 1 $87,537.00 $0.00 $87,537.00
OPA 0 0.5 0.5 $50,000.00 $0.00 $50,000.00
OSEC 0 0.16 0.16 $32,863.00 $0.00 $32,863.00
OSHA 5 55.83 60.83 $5,037,985.00 $0.00 $5,037,985.00
OWCP 2 0.9 2.9 $415,177.00 $0.00 $415,177.00
SOL 11 4.76 15.76 $1,293,756.00 $436,175.00 $1,729,931.00
VETS 1 99.86 100.86 $258,937.00 $0.00 $258,937.00
WB 0 0.3 0.3 $35,016.00 $0.00 $35,016.00
WHD 10 0.98 10.98 $789,229.00 $0.00 $789,229.00
AGENCY OVERALL 49 212.3 261.3 $15,126,688.00 $438,175.00 $15,562,863.00

X. FEES COLLECTED FOR PROCESSING REQUESTS

Agency / Component Total Amount of Fees Collected Percentage of Total Costs
ADJ BDS $0.00 0%
ALJ $1,307.92 0.87%
ASP $0.00 0%
BLS $0.00 0%
CFO $0.00 0%
EBSA $7,827.30 2.28%
ETA $2,689.30 0.16%
EXEC SEC $0.00 0%
ILAB $0.00 0%
MSHA $34,689.24 1.20%
OASAM $0.00 0%
OCIA $0.00 0%
ODEP $0.00 0%
OFCCP $5,322.90 0.80%
OIG $0.00 0%
OLMS $21.00 0.02%
OPA $0.00 0%
OSEC $0.00 0%
OSHA $141,491.32 2.81%
OWCP $2,279.70 0.55%
SOL $462.20 0.04%
VETS $3,582.25 1.38%
WB $0.00 0%
WHD $11,528.97 1.46%
DOL OVERALL $211,202.10 1.40%

XI. FOIA REGULATIONS

A. Number of Times Subsections (C) Used

Agency / Component Number of Times Subsection (C) Used
ADJ BDS 0
ALJ 0
ASP 0
BLS 0
CFO 0
EBSA 0
ETA 0
EXEC SEC 0
ILAB 0
MSHA 0
OASAM 0
OCIA 0
ODEP 0
OFCCP 0
OIG 0
OLMS 0
OPA 0
OSEC 0
OSHA 0
OWCP 0
SOL 0
VETS 0
WB 0
WHD 0
AGENCY OVERALL 0

B. Number of Subsection (A)(2) Postings

Agency / Component Number of (a)(2) Records Posted by the FOIA Office Number of (a)(2) Records Posted by the Program Office
ADJ BDS 0 0
ALJ 12 0
ASP 0 0
BLS 0 0
CFO 0 0
EBSA 8 0
ETA 14 0
EXEC SEC 0 0
ILAB 0 0
MSHA 13 0
OASAM 0 0
OCIA 0 0
ODEP 0 0
OFCCP 28 0
OIG 9 0
OLMS 10 0
OPA 0 0
OSEC 0 0
OSHA 17 0
OWCP 14 0
SOL 0 0
VETS 0 0
WB 0 0
WHD 0 0
AGENCY OVERALL 125 0

XII. BACKLOGS, CONSULTATIONS AND COMPARISONS

A. Backlogs of FOIA Requests and Administrative Appeals

Agency / Component Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of Fiscal Year Number of Backlogged Appeals as of End of Fiscal Year
ADJ BDS 0 1
ALJ 2 1
ASP 0 0
BLS 0 0
CFO 2 0
EBSA 29 7/td>
ETA 8 44
EXEC SEC 0 0
ILAB 2 0
MSHA 40 18
OASAM 25 10
OCIA 6 0
ODEP 1 0
OFCCP 13 7
OIG 33 0
OLMS 7 9
OPA 0 0
OSEC 7 0
OSHA 137 201
OWCP 17 76
SOL 5 4
VETS 2 15
WB 0 0
WHD 349 29
DOL OVERALL 685 422

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

Agency / Component Number of Consultations Received From Other Agencies That Were Pending at DOL 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 DOL During the Fiscal Year Number of Consultations Received from Other Agencies that Were Pending at DOL as of End of the Fiscal Year
ADJ BDS 0 1 1 0
ALJ 1 0 1 0
ASP 0 0 0 0
BLS 0 1 1 0
CFO 0 0 0 0
EBSA 0 7 7 0
ETA 0 1 1 0
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0
ILAB 0 0 0 0
MSHA 0 0 0 0
OASAM 0 3 3 0
OCIA 0 0 0 0
ODEP 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 0 0 0 0
OIG 0 0 0 0
OLMS 1 0 1 0
OPA 0 0 0 0
OSEC 0 3 3 0
OSHA 3 35 32 6
OWCP 0 0 0 0
SOL 0 5 5 0
VETS 0 0 0 0
WB 0 0 0 0
WHD 5 2 4 3
DOL OVERALL 10 57 58 9

After reviewing its databases, OLMS and WHD updated the number of consultations pending at the start of the Fiscal Year.

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

Agency /
Component
10th Oldest
Consultation
9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd Oldest
Consultation
ADJ BDS Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
ALJ Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
ASP Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
BLS Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
CFO Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
EBSA Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
ETA Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
EXEC SEC Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
ILAB Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
MSHA Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OASAM Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OCIA Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
ODEP Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OFCCP Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OIG Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OLMS Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OPA Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OSEC Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
OSHA Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-09-29
2
2016-09-12
11
2016-08-25
26
2016-08-24
27
2016-08-13
1,540
2016-08-13
1,540
OWCP Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
SOL Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
VETS Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
WB Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
WHD Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
N/A
0
2016-04-05
125
2015-01-28
422
2014-10-06
498
DOL OVERALL Date
Number of Days
N/A
0
2016-09-29
2
2016-09-12
11
2016-08-25
26
2016-08-24
27
2016-04-05
125
2015-01-28
422
2014-10-06
498
2010-08-13
1,540
2010-08-13
1,540

D (1). Comparison of Number of Requests from Previous and Current Annual Report - Requests Received, Processed, and Backlogged

Agency / Component 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
ADJ BDS 32 34 35 35
ALJ 121 111 117 112
ASP 11 12 17 18
BLS 38 17 39 17
CFO 3 4 3 3
EBSA 507 674 540 660
ETA 1,649 1,360 1,653 1,407
EXEC SEC 0 1 0 1
ILAB 13 13 17 13
MSHA 1,300 1,037 1,307 1,074
OASAM 169 177 157 183
OCIA 29 23 14 41
ODEP 7 10 6 11
OFCCP 183 210 185 221
OIG 83 58 60 64
OLMS 91 82 95 86
OPA 18 2 20 3
OSEC 55 32 50 35
OSHA 9,123 9,126 9,325 9,213
OWCP 430 369 410 379
SOL 53 103 64 108
VETS 144 138 150 136
WB 7 14 8 15
WHD 2,726 2,589 2,832 2,631
DOL OVERALL 16,792 16,196 17,104 16,466

D (2). Comparison of Numbers of Requests from Previous and Current Annual Report -- Backlogged Request

Agency / Component Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of the Fiscal Year
from Previous Annual Report
Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of the Fiscal Year
from Current Annual Report
ADJ BDS 0 0
ALJ 3 2
ASP 2 0
BLS 1 0
CFO 1 2
EBSA 41 29
ETA 9 8
EXEC SEC 0 0
ILAB 1 2
MSHA 42 40
OASAM 27 25
OCIA 19 6
ODEP 1 1
OFCCP 18 13
OIG 39 33
OLMS 6 7
OPA 4 0
OSEC 7 7
OSHA 97 137
OWCP 8 17
SOL 7 5
VETS 0 2
WB 1 0
WHD 259 349
DOL OVERALL 593 685

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

Agency / Component 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
ADJ BDS 0 2 0 1
ALJ 0 2 0 1
ASP 0 0 0 0
BLS 1 0 2 0
CFO 0 0 0 0
EBSA 14 9 14 12
ETA 43 33 32 42
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0
ILAB 0 0 0 0
MSHA 14 12 13 17
OASAM 5 9 10 6
OCIA 0 0 0 0
ODEP 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 5 8 5 8
OIG 1 1 1 1
OLMS 7 5 3 2
OPA 0 0 0 0
OSEC 1 0 0 1
OSHA 163 145 86 128
OWCP 83 69 79 83
SOL 4 2 2 1
VETS 12 5 6 2
WB 0 0 0
WHD 52 30 44 31
DOL OVERALL 404 332 297 337

E (2). Comparison of Numbers of Administrative Appeals from Previous and Current Annual Report -- Backlogged Appeals

Agency / Component 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
ADJ BDS 0 1
ALJ 0 1
ASP 0 0
BLS 0 0
CFO 0 0
EBSA 9 7
ETA 53 44
EXEC SEC 0 0
ILAB 0 0
MSHA 23 18
OASAM 8 10
OCIA 0 0
ODEP 0 0
OFCCP 7 7
OIG 0 0
OLMS 7 9
OPA 0 0
OSEC 0 0
OSHA 176 201
OWCP 79 76
SOL 4 4
VETS 11 15
WB 0 0
WHD 28 29
DOL OVERALL 405 422

F. Discussion of Other FOIA Activities (optional)

As a part of the overall improvement of DOL's decentralized FOIA program, under direction of the Chief FOIA Officer, OIS continues to promote initiatives that are aimed at improving the FOIA administrative processes across DOL. The Department continues to work towards: improved customer service to our internal and external customers by providing clear and consistent FOIA responses; increased transparency by continuing to make discretionary disclosures of information where there is no foreseeable harm; and expanding DOL affirmative disclosures through the agency website and other mechanisms. DOL has also established robust process measures to closely monitor the timeliness of FOIA processing and backlog reduction.

As discussed in prior reports DOL continues to analyze and review the data that resulted from our audit of the Department's FOIA data and located an additional number of FOIA requests that had not been properly logged into the FOIA tracking system. The success of this initiative reaffirms our commitment to providing and publishing the most accurate data for the purposes of FOIA reporting, ensured that all FOIA requests received by the Department are answered as accurately and completely as possible and gave an opportunity for OIS to continue addressing data reconciliation issues and make it a part of our regularly scheduled program reviews. In light of all this, the Department still managed to process more requests than it received, close all of the 10 oldest FOIA requests reported in the FY2012 report and exceed the required goals for backlog reduction.

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Chief FOIA Officer