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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ANNUAL REPORT
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018
October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018

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.

During FY2018, the Department received a total of 14,696 initial requests and processed 14,679 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 vast majority of requests received by the Department are fully processed within 40 working days of receipt. More complex requests take additional time to process.

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.
List Item number Agency Acroyn Acroyn definition

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 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.)
  7. Full Grant - an agency decision to disclose all records in full in response to a FOIA request.
  8. 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.
  9. Median Number - the middle, not average, number. For example, of 3, 7, and 14, the median number is 7.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Pending Request or Pending Administrative Appeal - a request or administrative appeal for which an agency has not taken final action in all respects.
  13. 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.
  14. Processed Request or Processed Administrative Appeal - a request or administrative appeal for which an agency has taken final action in all respects.
  15. Range in Number of Days - the lowest and highest number of days to process requests or administrative appeals.
  16. 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

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

0

26

25

1

ALJ

10

127

130

7

ASP

6

32

35

3

BLS

6

43

45

4

CFO

5

19

24

0

EBSA

85

529

581

33

ETA

57

873

873

57

EXEC SEC

0

0

0

0

ILAB

1

11

10

2

MSHA

58

756

734

80

OASAM

46

166

203

9

OCIA

2

12

14

0

ODEP

1

0

1

0

OFCCP

13

223

218

18

OIG

24

91

72

43

OLMS

9

65

73

1

OPA

0

0

0

0

OSEC

2

8

2

8

OSHA

566

8,792

8,750

608

OWCP

99

617

642

74

SOL

37

141

134

44

VETS

11

135

140

6

WB

2

14

13

3

WHD

443

2,016

1,960

499

Agency OVERALL

1,483

14,696

14,679

1,500

During fiscal year 2018, as part of DOL's continuing review of the data in the SIMS-FOIA system, DOL worked to evaluate all aspects of the data in the system to promote more accurate data for tracking and reporting purposes. As part of this evaluation, we continued to review the data to identify requests that were received during FY2017 but that were not placed into active processing and tracking status until after the end of the fiscal year. During FY2018, we also identified instances where the system contained data inaccuracies such as requests that had been fully processed during FY2017 but that were not closed correctly in the system. As a result of these reviews, DOL found 87 requests that were not placed into active processing status until the end of FY2017 and 82 requests that had been fully processed but not correctly closed out in the tracking system. These changes impacted the number of requests reported as pending at the end of FY2017. This means that the 1,479 FOIA requests that the FY2017 DOL Annual FOIA report reported as pending at the end of the fiscal year must be increased by four to 1,483 requests pending.


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

11

0

1

8

0

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

25

ALJ

86

19

2

12

0

4

0

0

0

2

5

0

130

ASP

7

5

0

18

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

35

BLS

13

5

8

18

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

45

CFO

13

0

0

8

2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

24

EBSA

151

97

23

78

127

43

8

2

4

2

46

0

581

ETA

84

219

11

441

18

10

25

2

20

16

27

0

873

EXEC SEC

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

1

0

0

7

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

10

MSHA

152

391

86

43

1

33

9

3

0

7

9

0

734

OASAM

48

41

18

18

14

10

1

4

1

27

21

0

203

OCIA

1

1

1

3

1

2

0

0

0

4

1

0

14

ODEP

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

OFCCP

67

81

16

31

0

2

5

1

2

3

10

0

218

OIG

6

19

18

18

7

2

0

1

0

0

1

0

72

OLMS

6

25

21

15

0

1

0

0

4

0

1

0

73

OPA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSEC

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

OSHA

330

4156

1256

1923

73

292

107

38

31

182

361

1

8750

OWCP

365

46

24

89

8

23

13

3

46

12

13

0

642

SOL

27

27

7

23

9

19

0

9

0

11

2

0

134

VETS

20

87

13

5

2

3

0

0

1

7

2

0

140

WB

4

0

0

8

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

WHD

67

1039

80

468

3

137

1

6

16

68

75

0

1960

AGENCY OVERALL

1461

6258

1585

3235

269

588

171

69

125

343

574

1

14679


V.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

Litigation

1

1

 

 

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

 

 

AGENCY OVERALL

1


V.B. (3) Disposition of FOIA Requests - 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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ALJ

0 0 0 9 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ASP

0 0 0 1 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BLS

0 0 8 4 7 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

CFO

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

EBSA

0 0 1 31 22 58 19 4 64 2 39 0 0 0

ETA

0 0 0 85 21 200 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 5 0 31 138 129 116 1 307 37 1 1 0 6

OASAM

0 5 0 16 8 21 9 2 7 1 0 0 0 0

OCIA

0 0 0 0 0 2 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 24 17 67 16 1 69 4 54 0 0 0

OIG

0 0 1 0 0 16 10 0 22 1 1 0 0 0

OLMS

0 0 0 4 6 14 13 0 23 2 18 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 2 0 2,630 1,779 905 1,579 20 3,806 1,962 81 0 0 0

OWCP

0 9 0 4 11 52 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOL

0 1 0 6 10 17 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

VETS

0 2 0 11 63 33 12 5 36 33 13 0 0 0

WB

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

WHD

0 0 0 861 272 805 97 1 967 465 923 0 0 0

DOL OVERALL

0 24 10 3,718 2,359 2,338 1,879 34 5,304 2,507 1,130 1 0 6

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 1 2 2 1
ALJ 6 2 1 7
ASP 0 1 1 0
BLS 0 0 0 0
CFO 0 0 0 0
EBSA 10 5 8 7
ETA 20 9 15 14
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0
ILAB 0 0 0 0
MSHA 22 9 14 17
OASAM 14 6 7 13
OCIA 0 0 0 0
ODEP 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 4 7 7 4
OIG 0 1 0 1
OLMS 11 6 8 9
OPA 0 0 0 0
OSEC 0 0 0 0
OSHA 192 120 131 181
OWCP 42 49 51 40
SOL 5 3 3 5
VETS 10 6 5 11
WB 0 0 0 0
WHD 26 13 18 21
DOL OVERALL 363 239 271 331

VI.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 1 2
ALJ 0 0 0 1 1
ASP 0 0 0 1 1
BLS 0 0 0 0 0
CFO 0 0 0 0 0
EBSA 0 0 3 5 8
ETA 0 0 4 11 15
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0 0
ILAB 0 0 0 0 0
MSHA 3 1 3 7 14
OASAM 0 0 2 5 7
OCIA 0 0 0 0 0
ODEP 0 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 1 0 1 5 7
OIG 0 0 0 0 0
OLMS 0 3 1 4 8
OPA 0 0 0 0 0
OSEC 0 0 0 0 0
OSHA 5 5 14 107 131
OWCP 0 0 12 39 51
SOL 2 0 0 1 3
VETS 0 1 0 4 5
WB 0 0 0 0 0
WHD 0 2 6 10 18
DOL OVERALL 11 12 47 201 271

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 1 2 0 1 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 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 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 3 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 3 0 4 0 5 4 0 0 0 0
OWCP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SOL 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VETS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
DOL Overall 0 0 0 2 5 3 7 0 12 5 0 0 0 0

VI.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 1 0 0
ALJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ETA 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 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 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
OASAM 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1
OIG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OLMS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
OPA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OSEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OSHA 4 1 81 1 0 11 1 5 2 0 1
OWCP 4 0 6 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 23
SOL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
VETS 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
WB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WHD 0 0 3 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 1
DOL Overall 11 3 109 4 0 22 1 11 8 0 32

VI.C. (3) Disposition of FOIA Requests - "Other" Reasons for " Denials on Appeal --"Other" Reasons
Agency / Component Description of "Other" Reasons for Denials on Appeal from Chart C (2) 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

Moot

1

1

 

 

ETA

Moot

2

2

 

 

EXEC SEC

N/A

0

0

 

 

ILAB

N/A

0

0

 

 

MSHA

Moot

1

1

 

 

OASAM

N/A

0

0

 

 

OCIA

N/A

0

0

 

 

ODEP

N/A

0

0

 

 

OFCCP

Moot

1

1

 

 

OIG

N/A

0

0

 

 

OLMS

Moot

1

1

 

 

OPA

N/A

0

0

 

 

OSEC

N/A

0

0

 

 

OSHA

Moot

1

1

 

 

OWCP

Moot

23

1

 

 

SOL

N/A

0

0

 

 

VETS

N/A

0

0

 

 

WB

N/A

0

0

 

 

WHD

Moot

1

1

 

 

AGENCY OVERALL

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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 106.00 106.00 29.00 183.00
ALJ 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00
ASP 41.00 41.00 41.00 41.00
BLS 0 0 0 0
CFO 0 0 0 0
EBSA 627.00 547.40 13.00 1,076.00
ETA 393.00 471.40 43.00 1,006.00
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0
ILAB 0 0 0 0
MSHA 551.00 532.40 12.00 981.00
OASAM 528 599.60 236.00 1,024.00
OCIA 0 0 0 0
ODEP 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 50.00 147.40 7.00 676.00
OIG 0 0 0 0
OLMS 326.00 428.00 20.00 887.00
OPA 0 0 0 0
OSEC 0 0 0 0
OSHA 607.00 538.90 17.00 1,201.00
OWCP 50.00 268.00 0 1,150.00
SOL 848.00 695.00 175.00 1,062.00
VETS 689.00 762.40 672.00 955.00
WB 0 0 0 0
WHD 287.00 391.40 7.00 1,052.00
DOL Overall 518.00 461.40 0 1,201.00

VI.C. (5) Ten Oldest Pending Administrative Appeals
Agency/
Component
  10th
Oldest
Appeal
9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd Oldest Appeal

ADJ BDS

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2/5/2016

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

666

ALJ

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

2018-03-16

2017-06-12

2017-02-06

2017-01-27

2016-12-16

2016-11-14

2016-07-29

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

137

327

415

421

448

471

544

ASP

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

BLS

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CFO

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

EBSA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

2018-09-18

2018-06-25

2018-05-31

2017-08-29

2017-06-16

2016-01-15

2015-11-05

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

8

67

84

272

323

680

727

ETA

Date of Appeal

2018-07-16

2018-06-29

2018-06-29

2017-10-11

2017-07-14

2016-10-19

2016-05-12

2016-01-15

2015-12-11

2015-02-24

Number of Days Pending

53

63

63

243

304

488

598

680

703

905

EXEC SEC

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MSHA

Date of Appeal

2017-11-17

2017-07-26

2017-03-02

2016-11-01

2016-10-14

2016-06-13

2016-05-12

2016-03-23

2015-06-22

2014-09-29

Number of Days Pending

217

296

398

479

491

577

598

634

822

1,004

OASAM

Date of Appeal

2017-11-20

2017-11-17

2017-10-17

2017-07-26

2017-01-27

2016-11-28

2016-07-29

2016-05-11

2016-03-16

2015-10-16

Number of Days Pending

216

217

239

296

421

462

544

599

639

741

OCIA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OFCCP

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2018-08-30

2017-11-17

2016-09-22

2015-11-06

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

20

217

506

726

OIG

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2018-06-26

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

66

OLMS

Date of Appeal

N/A

2018-05-31

2018-05-14

2018-02-22

2017-12-22

2017-12-04

2017-08-11

2016-06-30

2016-02-05

2014-10-27

Number of Days Pending

0

84

96

153

193

208

284

564

666

985

OPA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSEC

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSHA

Date of Appeal

2015-07-21

2015-06-22

2015-06-22

2015-06-11

2015-06-11

2015-04-27

2015-01-20

2014-11-18

2014-10-27

2014-07-07

Number of Days Pending

802

822

822

829

829

861

929

970

985

1063

OWCP

Date of Appeal

2015-02-24

2015-02-09

2012-08-09

2012-06-15

2011-12-06

2011-12-06

2011-12-06

2011-12-06

2011-12-06

2011-11-21

Number of Days Pending

905

915

1540

1578

1711

1711

1711

1711

1711

1711

SOL

Date-of-Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2018-08-06

2018-06-29

2017-12-13

2016-11-28

2016-10-05

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

38

63

200

462

497

VETS

Date of Appeal

2018-06-26

2018-05-14

2018-03-16

2018-02-16

2016-11-01

2016-07-29

2016-06-30

2015-12-16

2015-10-07

2015-09-15

Number of Days Pending

66

96

137

156

479

544

564

700

747

763

WB

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WHD

Date of Appeal

2016-11-06

2016-10-14

2016-08-22

2016-05-11

2015-12-16

2015-10-16

2015-08-31

2015-08-24

2015-07-21

2015-06-11

Number of Days Pending

479

491

528

599

700

741

773

778

802

829

AGENCY OVERALL

Date of Appeal

2014-09-29

2014-07-07

2012-08-09

2012-06-15

2011-12-06

2011-12-06

2011-12-06

2011-12-06

2011-12-06

2011-11-21

Number of Days Pending

1,004

1,063

1,540

1,578

1,711

1,711

1,711

1,711

1,711

1,771


VII.A. FOIA 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

11.5

12.6

<1

30

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

9

9.3

5

14

ADJ BDS

11.5

12.6

<1

30

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

9

9.3

5

14

ALJ

10

66.7

1

643

10

30.7

<1

195

48

33

1

50

ASP

15

15

10

20

13

36.7

<1

245

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

BLS

15

14.3

<1

24

18.5

22.7

4

50

38.5

38.5

35

42

CFO

12

12

12

12

18

76.7

<1

585

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

EBSA

7

12.2

<1

110

17

36.6

<1

714

62.5

290.3

9

1027

ETA

6

9.4

<1

343

15

22.9

<1

947

7

10.3

3

21

EXEC SEC

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

ILAB

24.5

22.2

1

36

20

24.3

10

47

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MSHA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

7

17.9

<1

798

235

204

31

346

OASAM

15

29.7

2

121

36

77.6

<1

1095

13

23.4

4

99

OCIA

5.5

9

2

20

82

72.3

20

141

2

2

2

2

ODEP

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

103

103

103

103

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

OFCCP

7.5

12

1

46

14

28.4

<1

613

2

3.8

1

10

OIG

7

8

<1

20

28

68

<1

571

15

15

15

15

OLMS

6

11.6

2

33

36.5

43.8

3

155

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

110

11

13

207

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

OSHA

5

11.9

<1

451

9

20.9

<1

2389

8

19.9

<1

280

OWCP

14

26.2

<1

747

16

25.8

<1

350

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

SOL

17.5

17.5

15

20

70

88.7

<1

516

47.5

47.5

22

73

VETS

19

17.1

6

31

14.5

15

<1

46

26

26

26

26

WB

8

10.7

2

28

32.5

37.3

<1

93

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

WHD

17

57.6

<1

1154

25

66.9

<1

1556

6

30.2

2

120

AGENCY OVERALL

7

24

<1

1154

12

28

<1

2389

11.5

42.8

<1

1027

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


VII.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

11

10.8

3

24

22

22

22

22

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

ALJ

13

15.1

7

30

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

7

7

5

9

ASP

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

26.5

59.9

5

245

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

BLS

13

12.3

<1

21

18

21.2

10

35

38.5

38.5

35

42

CFO

12

12

12

12

20.5

122.8

3

585

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

EBSA

14.5

17.4

<1

110

21

52.5

<1

714

9

348.3

9

1027

ETA

11

10.7

<1

21

15

23.4

<1

947

14

14

7

21

EXEC SEC

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

ILAB

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

23

23

23

23

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

MSHA

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

8

19.4

<1

798

235

204

31

346

OASAM

11

26.3

6

121

47.5

81.4

3

344

14

14

13

15

OCIA

6

6

6

6

85

85

85

85

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

ODEP

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

103

103

103

103

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

OFCCP

9

12

1

38

17

32.8

1

613

10

3

32

4

OIG

2

9

1

18

20

132

2

571

15

15

15

15

OLMS

63

8

2

22

44

54.6

4

155

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

207

207

207

207

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

OSHA

8

16

<1

198

14

22.9

<1

2057

6

18.7

<1

280

OWCP

17

26.2

<1

166

17.5

25.2

<1

350

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

SOL

17.5

17.5

15

20

84

100.5

<1

516

47.5

47.5

22

73

VETS

1919

17.3

6

31

15

16.1

<1

46

26

26

26

26

WB

22

22

22

22

61

53

5

93

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

WHD

24

54.4

<1

97.3

25

64.5

<1

1556

6

30.2

2

120

AGENCY OVERALL

13

26.2

<1

973

15

30.7

<1

2057

11

50.9

<1

1027

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


VII.C. 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 18 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
ALJ 32 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 48
ASP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
BLS 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
CFO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
EBSA 99 22 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 124
ETA 497 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 510
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ILAB 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
MSHA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OASAM 10 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
OCIA 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
ODEP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 34 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
OIG 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39
OLMS 16 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23
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 1 0 0 2
OSHA 2,187 247 80 38 16 10 3 3 0 2 3 0 1 2,590
OWCP 205 63 23 10 3 1 4 3 4 0 0 0 1 317
SOL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
VETS 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
WB 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
WHD 649 161 92 67 42 19 24 11 3 3 20 37 33 1,161
DOL OVERALL 3,843 537 198 117 62 33 32 19 10 8 26 40 38 4,963

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


VII.C. 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 48 13 6 3 2 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 79
ASP 20 6 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 34
BLS 10 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
CFO 14 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 23
EBSA 274 107 21 6 11 1 6 3 4 1 11 1 7 453
ETA 293 45 8 3 3 2 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 362
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ILAB 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
MSHA 615 44 26 13 9 10 1 1 1 5 3 1 1 730
OASAM 53 48 20 8 9 11 1 7 2 2 10 5 3 179
OCIA 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
ODEP 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
OFCCP 111 29 13 9 1 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 171
OIG 13 11 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 32
OLMS 14 16 9 4 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 50
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 4,601 901 292 124 68 46 32 12 9 5 19 6 13 6,128
OWCP 229 60 4 6 11 2 0 0 3 0 5 2 0 322
SOL 24 8 28 12 9 5 26 2 3 3 9 0 1 130
VETS 101 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 118
WB 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
WHD 344 184 69 48 30 14 23 10 5 3 20 18 26 794
DOL OVERALL 6,770 1,500 505 239 160 104 94 44 31 22 79 36 57 9,641

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


VII.C. 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 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ALJ 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
ASP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BLS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
CFO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
EBSA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
ETA 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
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 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
OASAM 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
OCIA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
ODEP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
OSHA 29 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 33
OWCP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SOL 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
VETS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
WB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WHD 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
DOL OVERALL 55 8 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 75

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


VII.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

1

13

13

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

ALJ

0

N/A

N/A

7

18

57.3

0

N/A

N/A

ASP

0

N/A

N/A

3

150

102.3

0

N/A

N/A

BLS

0

N/A

N/A

4

9.5

102.3

0

N/A

N/A

CFO

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

EBSA

3

93

109.3

26

59

55.6

3

445

12

ETA

0

N/A

N/A

57

10

36.9

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

2

431.5

16

0

N/A

N/A

MSHA

0

N/A

N/A

80

59.5

88.5

0

N/A

N/A

OASAM

0

N/A

N/A

9

17

80

0

N/A

N/A

OCIA

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

ODEP

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

0

N/A

N/A

OFCCP

0

N/A

N/A

18

37

81.5

0

N/A

N/A

OIG

0

N/A

N/A

43

228

323

0

N/A

N/A

OLMS

0

N/A

N/A

1

6

6

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

36

111.1

0

N/A

N/A

OSHA

13

81

41.7

589

21

27.6

0

N/A

N/A

OWCP

0

N/A

N/A

73

31

59

0

N/A

N/A

SOL

0

N/A

N/A

44

149.5

200.1

0

N/A

N/A

VETS

0

N/A

N/A

6

25

17.5

0

N/A

N/A

WB

0

N/A

N/A

3

22

10.7

0

N/A

N/A

WHD

3

88

78.7

489

97

129.6

2

443

5

AGENCY OVERALL

20

84.5

197

1463

40

76.3

5

445

9.2

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


VII.E. PENDING REQUESTS -- TEN OLDEST PENDING PERFECTED REQUESTS
Agency/
Component
  10th
Oldest
Appeal
9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd Oldest Appeal

ADJ BDS

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

08/28/2018

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

13

ALJ

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

09/12/2018

09/11/2018

08/22/2018

08/21/2018

02/05/2018

12/28/2017

05/15/2017

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

3

4

17

18

164

187

188

BLS

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

09/12/2018

09/12/2018

09/04/2018

08/31/2018

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

12

23

24

CFO

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

04/28/2017

01/25/2016

07/16/2015

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

101

406

555

EBSA

Date of Appeal

05/04/2018

05/01/2018

05/01/2018

06/01/2017

01/13/2017

12/20/2016

12/20/2016

12/20/2016

07/11/2016

10/13/2015

Number of Days Pending

0

96

96

329

430

464

464

464

478

781

ETA

Date of Appeal

01/11/2018

10/02/2017

10/02/2017

10/02/2017

07/26/2017

07/20/2017

07/05/2017

07/03/2017

12/23/2015

05/15/2015

Number of Days Pending

178

180

180

180

291

294

307

310

320

406

EXEC SEC

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

08/20/2018

05/18/2015

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

28

MSHA

Date of Appeal

11/20/2017

11/01/2017

10/31/2017

10/02/2017

07/26/2017

07/13/2017

07/13/2017

03/06/2017

03/06/2017

11/03/2016

Number of Days Pending

225

225

226

244

287

295

295

381

395

474

OASAM

Date of Appeal

N/A

09/13/2018

09/07/2018

09/05/2018

09/04/2018

08/29/2018

08/20/2018

08/17/2018

11/01/2017

01/05/2017

Number of Days Pending

0

2

6

8

9

17

18

22

225

427

OCIA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OFCCP

Date of Appeal

07/31/2018

07/30/2018

07/27/2018

07/27/2018

07/27/2018

07/26/2018

05/22/2018

01/04/2018

09/16/2017

04/19/2016

Number of Days Pending

37

37

39

39

39

40

89

161

257

615

OIG

Date of Appeal

10/06/2016

05/31/2016

03/17/2016

02/25/2016

01/28/2016

01/21/2016

08/12/2015

06/10/2015

06/09/2015

01/24/2015

Number of Days Pending

496

586

638

653

672

677

786

830

831

926

OLMS

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

09/07/2018

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

OPA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSEC

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

08/22/2018

08/22/2018

08/15/2018

08/13/2018

08/03/2018

03/14/2018

03/01/2018

05/10/2016

Number of Days Pending

0

0

26

26

31

33

39

121

130

600

OSHA

Date of Appeal

12/16/2015

12/14/2015

11/11/2015

10/21/2015

09/11/2015

05/11/2015

03/10/2015

02/26/2015

07/30/2014

06/24/2014

Number of Days Pending

4

4

4

6

6

6

6

887

998

1,001

OWCP

Date of Appeal

10/12/2017

09/13/2017

06/14/2017

05/18/2016

02/01/2016

08/19/2015

02/10/2014

01/28/2014

01/28/2014

03/13/2013

Number of Days Pending

238

249

273

593

670

780

1,017

1,053

1,061

1,500

SOL

Date of Appeal

07/24/2017

07/21/2017

07/21/2017

07/19/2017

07/17/2017

07/17/2017

06/22/2017

02/15/2017

01/26/2017

07/20/2016

Number of Days Pending

298

298

298

301

302

302

316

399

422

548

VETS

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

09/07/2018

08/20/2018

08/16/2018

08/15/2018

07/26/2018

06/28/2018

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

6

6

7

22

32

50

WB

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

09/07/2018

08/20/2018

08/15/2018

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

10

22

WHD

Date of Appeal

01/29/2016

01/25/2016

12/17/2015

11/23/2015

11/05/2015

09/03/2015

08/18/2015

11/18/2014

02/07/2014

07/22/2013

Number of Days Pending

662

667

697

716

727

752

782

966

1,045

1,303

AGENCY OVERALL

Date of Appeal

02/26/2015

11/18/2014

07/30/2014

06/24/2014

02/10/2014

02/07/2014

01/28/2014

01/28/2014

07/22/2013

03/13/2013

Number of Days Pending

887

966

998

1,001

1,017

1,045

1,053

1,061

1,303

1,500

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" once for clarification and/or " tolled" on one occasion or more to resolve fee matters consistent with the provisions of the statute.


VIII.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 2 1 3 11.7 2
ALJ 1 9 10 50.4 5
ASP 0 1 15 15 0
BLS 20 1 8 13.3 2
CFO 0 4 87.5 86.3 1
EBSA 4 13 10 67.7 9
ETA 0 16 16 41.3 5
EXEC SEC 0 0 N/A N/A 0
ILAB 0 0 N/A N/A 0
MSHA 3 6 9 15 5
OASAM 1 13 108 131.9 1
OCIA 1 0 2 2 1
ODEP 0 0 N/A N/A 0
OFCCP 0 7 11 33.1 3
OIG 1 2 10 10 3
OLMS 0 2 5 5 2
OPA 0 0 N/A N/A 0
OSEC 0 0 N/A N/A 0
OSHA 20 101 7 19.6 74
OWCP 0 15 139 164 4
SOL 2 13 139 164 1
VETS 0 2 12.5 12.5 1
WB 0 0 N/A N/A 0
WHD 3 42 22 93.5 18
DOL OVERALL 58 248 13 50.9 137

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


VIII.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 1 4 2 5.6
ALJ 4 6 30 40.9
ASP 0 17 23 52.5
BLS 11 4 3 5.3
CFO 0 8 14.5 42.1
EBSA 41 27 11 28.3
ETA 13 77 6 36
EXEC SEC 0 0 N/A N/A
ILAB 0 1 28 28
MSHA 18 8 10 13.1
OASAM 33 27 40 87.3
OCIA 2 1 18 25.3
ODEP 0 0 N/A N/A
OFCCP 2 20 16 19.6
OIG 4 0 0 0
OLMS 0 8 6 7.6
OPA 0 0 N/A N/A
OSEC 0 0 N/A N/A
OSHA 160 182 8 22.9
OWCP 4 38 27.5 67
SOL 10 26 112 116.4
VETS 6 4 10.5 11.1
WB 0 3 3 11.7
WHD 46 130 50 140.7
DOL OVERALL 355 591 15 56

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

0.5

0.5

$17,500.00

$0.00

$17,500.00

ALJ

0

2

2

$185,500

$0.00

$185,500.00

ASP

0

0.95

0.95

$99,789

$0.00

$99,789

BLS

0

0.55

0.55

$80,370

$0.00

$80,370

CFO

0

0.25

0.25

$35,000

$0.00

$35,000

EBSA

0

7.72

7.72

$800,143

$0.00

$800,143

ETA

8

13.87

21.87

$1,824,451

$0.00

$1,824,451

EXEC SEC

0

0

0

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

ILAB

0

0.1

0.1

$12,099

$0.00

$12,099

MSHA

5

17.21

22.21

$2,624,551

$0.00

$2,624,551

OASAM

0

11

11

$1,371,582

$0.00

$1,371,582

OCIA

0

0.33

0.33

$33,660

$0.00

$33,660

ODEP

0

0.01

0.01

$1,600

$0.00

$1,600

OFCCP

1

4.89

5.89

$713,007

$0.00

$713,007

OIG

1

0

1

$145,000

$0.00

$145,000

OLMS

0

1

1

$100,203

$0.00

$100,203

OPA

0

0.1

0.1

$7,700

$0.00

$7,700

OSEC

1

0

1

$96,970

$0.00

$96,970

OSHA

2

55.36

57.36

$5,040,810

$0.00

$5,040,810

OWCP

2

1.2

3.2

$336,021

$0.00

$336,021

SOL

9

6.39

15.39

$1,625,855

$511,796

$2,137,651

VETS

1

2.48

3.48

$324,000

$0.00

$324,000

WB

0

0.35

0.35

$44,450

$0.00

$44,450

WHD

12

0.69

12.69

$1,063,575

$0.00

$1,063,575

AGENCY OVERALL

42

126.95

168.95

$16,583,836

511796

$17,095,632


X. FEES COLLECTED FOR PROCESSING REQUESTS
Agency / Component Total Amount of Fees Collected Percentage of Total Costs
ADJ BDS $348.75 1.99%
ALJ $809.25 0.44%
ASP $0.00 0%
BLS $0.00 0%
CFO $0.00 0%
EBSA $8,071.75 1.01%
ETA $1,368.05 0.07%
EXEC SEC $0.00 0%
ILAB $0.00 0%
MSHA $9,832.75 0.37%
OASAM $0.00 0%
OCIA $0.00 0%
ODEP $0.00 0%
OFCCP $1,489.25 0.21%
OIG $0.00 0%
OLMS $0.00 0%
OPA $0.00 0%
OSEC $0.00 0%
OSHA $138,646.50 2.75%
OWCP $21,812.00 6.49%
SOL $240.00 0.01%
VETS $1,045.50 0.32%
WB $0.00 0%
WHD $4,869.00 0.46%
DOL OVERALL $188,532.80 1.14%

XI.A. NUMBER OF TIMES SUBSECTION (C) USED
Agency / Component Number of Times Subsection 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
DOL OVERALL 0

XI.B. NUMBER OF SUBSECTION (A)(2) POSTINGS
Agency / Component Number of Records Posted by the FOIA Office Number of Records Posted by Program Offices
ADJ BDS 0 0
ALJ 274 0
ASP 0 0
BLS 0 0
CFO 0 0
EBSA 0 0
ETA 0 0
EXEC SEC 0 0
ILAB 0 0
MSHA 41 0
OASAM 0 0
OCIA 0 0
ODEP 0 0
OFCCP 82 0
OIG 3 0
OLMS 344 0
OPA 0 0
OSEC 19 0
OSHA 0 0
OWCP 26 0
SOL 16 0
VETS 0 0
WB 0 0
WHD 53 0
DOL OVERALL 858 0

XII. BACKLOGS, CONSULTATIONS AND COMPARISONS


XII.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 3 7
ASP 2 0
BLS 0 0
CFO 0 0
EBSA 13 6
ETA 9 14
EXEC SEC 0 0
ILAB 0 0
MSHA 48 17
OASAM 4 13
OCIA 0 0
ODEP 0 0
OFCCP 13 3
OIG 40 1
OLMS 0 9
OPA 0 0
OSEC 7 0
OSHA 199 176
OWCP 50 37
SOL 36 5
VETS 1 11
WB 1 0
WHD 390 20
DOL OVERALL 816 320

XII.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 0 0 0
ALJ 0 0 0 0
ASP 0 0 0 0
BLS 0 1 1 0
CFO 0 0 0 0
EBSA 0 2 2 0
ETA 0 6 6 0
EXEC SEC 0 0 0 0
ILAB 0 0 0 0
MSHA 0 0 0 0
OASAM 0 0 0 0
OCIA 0 0 0 0
ODEP 0 0 0 0
OFCCP 0 0 0 0
OIG 0 8 7 1
OLMS 0 0 0 0
OPA 0 0 0 0
OSEC 0 0 0 0
OSHA 1 20 20 1
OWCP 0 2 2 0
SOL 0 1 1 0
VETS 0 1 1 0
WB 0 0 0 0
WHD 1 3 2 2
DOL OVERALL 2 44 42 4

At the end of FY2017, DOL reported six consultations pending with OSHA. During fiscal year 2017, as part of DOL's continuing review of SIMS-FOIA data, DOL identified that of the six consultations we reported pending with OSHA; one actually was being handled by SOL. This report has been updated to reflect that the number of consultations received from other agencies that were pending at DOL as of the start of FY2017, is five for OSHA and one for SOL.


XII.C. CONSULTATIONS ON FOIA REQUESTS -- TEN OLDEST CONSULTATIONS RECEIVED FROM OTHER AGENCIES AND PENDING AT THE AGENCY
Agency/
Component
  10th
Oldest
Appeal
9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd Oldest Appeal

ADJ BDS

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ALJ

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

BLS

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CFO

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

EBSA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ETA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

EXEC SEC

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ILAB

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MSHA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OASAM

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OCIA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ODEP

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OFCCP

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OIG

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

09/06/2018

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

34

OLMS

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OPA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSEC

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OSHA

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

09/11/2018

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

OWCP

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SOL

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

VETS

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WB

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WHD

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

08/06/2018

04/05/2016

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

38

374

AGENCY OVERALL

Date of Appeal

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

09/11/2018

09/08/2018

08/06/2018

04/05/2016

Number of Days Pending

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

34

38

374


XII.D.(1). COMPARISON OF NUMBERS OF REQUESTS FROM PREVIOUS AND CURRENT ANNUAL REPORT -- REQUESTS RECEIVED AND PROCESSED
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

26

26

26

25

ALJ

217

127

216

130

ASP

32

32

28

35

BLS

44

43

40

45

CFO

5

19

2

24

EBSA

722

529

704

581

ETA

1,343

873

1,366

873

EXEC SEC

0

0

0

0

ILAB

10

11

14

10

MSHA

1,066

756

1,096

734

OASAM

151

166

142

203

OCIA

32

12

37

14

ODEP

10

0

9

1

OFCCP

181

223

189

218

OIG

72

91

82

72

OLMS

77

65

77

73

OPA

1

0

1

0

OSEC

87

8

93

2

OSHA

9,078

8,792

9,097

8,750

OWCP

423

617

378

642

SOL

128

141

114

134

VETS

145

135

144

140

WB

14

14

12

13

WHD

2,229

2,016

2,237

1,960

AGENCY OVERALL

16,093

14,696

16,104

14,679

As reported above during fiscal year 2017, as part of DOL's continuing review of SIMS-FOIA data, DOL identified additional requests that were received during FY2016 but that were not placed into active processing and tracking status until after the end of fiscal year 2016. As a part of this review we determined that additional request may have been received and fully processed but not properly documented in the FOIA tracking system. Accordingly this section of the report has been revised to reflect that an additional 247 FOIA requests have been identified as being received by the Department during FY2016 and an additional 154 requests have been identified as being fully processed and closed during the same time period. Accordingly the number of requests received from last year's Annual Report has been revised from 16,196 to 16,470. Similarly, the number of processed requests from last year's Annual Report has been revised from 16,466 to 16,620.


XII.D.(2). COMPARISON OF NUMBERS OF REQUESTS FROM PREVIOUS AND CURRENT ANNUAL REPORT -- BACKLOGGED REQUESTS
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 0 3
ASP 0 2
BLS 2 0
CFO 3 0
EBSA 59 13
ETA 8 9
EXEC SEC 0 0
ILAB 0 0
MSHA 29 48
OASAM 21 4
OCIA 1 0
ODEP 1 0
OFCCP 5 13
OIG 24 40
OLMS 1 0
OPA 0 0
OSEC 1 7
OSHA 115 199
OWCP 21 50
SOL 18 36
VETS 3 1
WB 1 1
WHD 281 390
DOL OVERALL 594 816

XII.E.(1). COMPARISON OF NUMBERS OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS FROM PREVIOUS AND CURRENT ANNUAL REPORT -- APPEALS RECEIVED AND PROCESSED
Agency / Component NUMBER OF APPEALS RECEIVED NUMBER OF PROCESSED 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

2

ALJ

6

2

1

1

ASP

0

1

0

1

BLS

0

0

0

0

CFO

0

0

0

0

EBSA

9

5

6

8

ETA

21

9

45

15

EXEC SEC

0

0

0

0

ILAB

0

0

0

0

MSHA

10

9

7

14

OASAM

10

6

7

7

OCIA

0

0

0

0

ODEP

0

0

0

0

OFCCP

6

7

10

7

OIG

1

1

1

0

OLMS

7

6

6

8

OPA

0

0

0

0

OSEC

0

0

0

0

OSHA

109

120

130

131

OWCP

27

49

62

51

SOL

4

3

4

3

VETS

3

6

8

5

WB

0

0

0

0

WHD

15

13

19

18

AGENCY OVERALL

228

239

306

271


XII.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 1 1
ALJ 6 7
ASP 0 0
BLS 0 0
CFO 0 0
EBSA 10 6
ETA 19 14
EXEC SEC 0 0
ILAB 0 0
MSHA 20 17
OASAM 14 13
OCIA 0 0
ODEP 0 0
OFCCP 4 3
OIG 0 1
OLMS 11 9
OPA 0 0
OSEC 0 0
OSHA 184 176
OWCP 37 37
SOL 5 5
VETS 10 11
WB 0 0
WHD 25 20
DOL OVERALL 346 320

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. This ongoing 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, and exceed the required goals for backlog reduction.