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FISCAL YEAR 2012 REPORT OF THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ON ITS ADMINISTRATION OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552

I. Basic Information Regarding Report

1. Name, title, address and telephone number of person to be contacted with questions about the report

Stephanie D. Garner
Assistant Legal Counsel/FOIA Public Liaison
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Office of Legal Counsel
131 M Street, NE, Suite 5NW02E
Washington, D.C. 20507
(202) 663-4640
(202) 663-7026 (TTY)
(202) 663-4679 (fax)
FOIA@eeoc.gov (e-mail)

2. Electronic address for report: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/foia/index.cfm

3. How to obtain a copy of the report in paper form

A paper copy of the report may be requested by submitting a written request to:

Stephanie D. Garner
Assistant Legal Counsel/FOIA Public Liaison
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Office of Legal Counsel
131 M Street, NE, Suite 5NW02E
Washington, D.C. 20507
(202) 663-4640
(202) 663-7026 (TTY)
(202) 663-4679 (fax)
FOIA@eeoc.gov (e-mail)

II. How To Make A FOIA Request

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests should be made in accordance with the Commission's regulations at 29 C.F.R. §1610.7. The regulations can be accessed at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_10/29cfr1610_10.html

1. Names, address, and telephone numbers of all individual agency components and offices that receive FOIA requests

See 29 C.F.R. §1610.4 and the agency's FOIA web page at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2011-title29-vol4/xml/CFR-2011-title29-vol4-part1610.xml for the EEOC FOIA contacts.

2. Brief description of why some requests are not granted

The majority of fiscal year 2012 FOIA requests received by the Commission were for materials contained in the Commission's investigative case files that involved charges of discrimination filed pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e, et. seq. (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-633 (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-213 (ADA), the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d) (EPA), and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff, et seq.   Sections 706(b) and 709(e) of Title VII, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e-5(b) and 8(e), §107 of the ADA, 42 U.S.C. § 12117, and § 207(a)(1) of GINA, 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff-6 prohibit Commission employees from making Title VII,  ADA or GINA charges, conciliation materials, case file information and required reports public.  In certain instances, parties to the charge are entitled access to the disclosable portions of the charge file.  Examples of non-disclosable material in charge files are discussed in detail in section XII of this report.

III. Acronyms, Definitions, And Exemptions

1. Acronyms used in this report:

a. EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

b. E-FOIA - Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments, 5 U.S.C. § 552, Pub. L. No. 104-231, 110 Stat 3048.

c. FAQ - frequently asked questions

d. FTS - FOIA Tracking System. The FTS tracks all incoming FOIA requests and appeals, as well as requests submitted through the Requester Service Center. The FTS also captures information required for the Annual FOIA Report.

2. Definitions of Terms Used in this Report

a. 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.

b. 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.

c. 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.

d. 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.

e. 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 it. That agency, in turn, will then respond to the FOIA requester.

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

g. 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.)

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

i. 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.

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

k. 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.

i. 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.

ii. 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.

iii. 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.

l. 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.

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

n. 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.

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

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

q. Section 83 - refers to Section 83 of the EEOC Compliance Manual Volume I which provides for access to relevant case files by charging parties, aggrieved persons on whose behalf a charge has been filed, and entities against whom charges have been filed. 29 C.F.R. § 1610.17(d).

r. 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.Concise Descriptions of FOIA Exemptions

a. Exemption 1 - classified national defense and foreign relations information.

b. Exemption 2 - internal agency rules and practices.

c. Exemption 3 - information that is prohibited from disclosure by another federal law: (A) any Title VII , ADA or GINA charge file information requested by anyone other than the Charging Party or the Respondent to the charge, such as the charge file or information concerning the existence of charge files, (B) Title VII, ADA or GINA information requested by the Charge Party or the Respondent after the time limit for filing a lawsuit has expired and no lawsuit has been filed, (C) reference to other Title VII, ADA or GINA charges in the charge file, (D) EEO reports required to be filed under Title VII, if requester has not filed suit against the respondent, or (E) information submitted by unsuccessful bidders for contracts with the EEOC.

d. Exemption 4 - trade secrets and other confidential business information.

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

f. Exemption 6 - information involving matters of personal privacy.

g. 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.

h. Exemption 8 - information relating to the supervision of financial institutions.

i. Exemption 9 - geological information on wells.

IV. Exemption 3 Statutes

Statute

Type of Information withheld

Case Citation

Number of Times Relied upon per Component

Total Number of Times Relied upon by Agency

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

Information pertaining to charges of unlawful employment practices; information obtained by the EEOC in investigating charges of unlawful employment practices including conciliation materials; and specific reports and information required to be furnished to the EEOC.

EEOC  v. Associated Dry Goods Corp., 449 U.S. 590 (1981);  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)

ATLANTA

123

 

4,080

BIRMINGHAM

760

CHARLOTTE

22

CHICAGO

146

DALLAS

554

HOUSTON

89

INDIANAPOLIS

119

LOS ANGELES

536

MEMPHIS

116

MIAMI

536

NEW YORK

136

OLC/HDQ

365

PHILADELPHIA

250

PHOENIX

224

SAN FRANCISCO

112

ST. LOUIS

59

WFO

33

           


Statute

Type of Information withheld

Case Citation

Number of Times Relied upon per Component

Total Number of Times Relied upon by Agency

42 U.S.C. Sec.  12117

Information pertaining to charges of unlawful employment practices under the ADA, information obtained by the EEOC in investigating charges of unlawful employment practices including conciliation materials; and specific reports and information required to be furnished to the EEOC.

EEOC v. Associated Dry Goods Corp., 449 U.S. 590 (1981); 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)

ATLANTA

10

742

BIRMINGHAM

0

CHARLOTTE

2

CHICAGO

65

DALLAS

132

HOUSTON

15

INDIANAPOLIS

3

LOS ANGELES

0

MEMPHIS

44

MIAMI

38

NEW YORK

66

OLC/HDQ

171

PHILADELPHIA

10

PHOENIX

108

SAN FRANCISCO

56

ST. LOUIS

5

WFO

17

 

Statute

Type of Information withheld

Case Citation

Number of Times Relied upon per Component

Total Number of Times Relied upon by Agency

42 U.S.C. Sec. 2000ff-6 

Information pertaining to charges of unlawful employment practices under GINA; information obtained by the EEOC in investigating charges of unlawful employment practices including conciliation materials; and specific reports and information required to be furnished to the EEOC.

EEOC v. Associated Dry Goods Corp., 449 U.S. 590 (1981); 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)

ATLANTA

8

409

BIRMINGHAM

0

CHARLOTTE

0

CHICAGO

2

DALLAS

5

HOUSTON

0

INDIANAPOLIS

0

LOS ANGELES

0

MEMPHIS

10

MIAMI

0

NEW YORK

60

OLC/HDQ

143

PHILADELPHIA

4

PHOENIX

106

SAN FRANCISCO

54

ST. LOUIS

2

WFO

15

V.   FOIA Requests / A. Received, Processed and Pending FOIA Requests, both perfected and non-perfected

 

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

ATLANTA

60

899

859

100

BIRMINGHAM

155

1,321

1,358

118

CHARLOTTE

105

1,275

1,270

110

CHICAGO

44

1,012

1,008

48

DALLAS

138

1,845

1,823

160

HOUSTON

89

1,018

1,056

51

INDIANAPOLIS

111

2,309

2,278

142

LOS ANGELES

35

932

948

19

MEMPHIS

106

844

905

45

MIAMI

102

2,015

2,039

78

NEW YORK

239

808

925

122

OLC/HDQ

24

499

442

81

PHILADELPHIA

95

1,025

1,003

117

PHOENIX

53

608

637

24

SAN FRANCISCO

42

773

705

110

ST. LOUIS

47

1,320

1,236

131

WFO

30

223

236

17

AGENCY OVERALL

1,4751

18,726

18,728

1,473

V.B.1  Disposition of FOIA Requests - All Processed Requests

 

Number of Full Grants

Number of Partial Grants/
Partial Denials

Number of Full Denials Based on Exemptions

Number of Full Denials Based on Reasons Other than Exemptions

 

 

 

 

 

No Records

All Records Referred to Another Component or Agency

Request Withdrawn

Fee-Related Reason

Records not Reasonably Described

Improper FOIA Request for Other Reasons

Not Agency Record

Duplicate Request

Other

TOTAL

ATLANTA

4

564

43

2

1

14

3

1

27

1

69

130

859

BIRMINGHAM

7

1034

220

0

2

3

1

16

4

4

21

46

1,358

CHARLOTTE

12

1199

33

2

3

2

1

0

1

0

1

16

1,270

CHICAGO

47

720

143

13

1

1

2

0

18

0

15

48

1,009

DALLAS

50

1496

187

2

0

8

1

0

33

0

12

34

1,823

HOUSTON

17

844

87

14

1

8

3

3

5

0

28

46

1,056

INDIANAPOLIS

44

1785

170

74

60

7

0

7

10

0

37

84

2,278

LOS ANGELES

19

361

342

165

0

0

1

0

5

0

20

35

948

MEMPHIS

54

724

58

5

0

0

9

0

24

0

13

18

905

MIAMI

142

1079

439

50

2

10

0

1

7

0

25

284

2,039

NEW YORK

27

510

116

27

0

6

0

1

13

1

24

200

925

OLC/HDQ

67

46

177

59

14

3

2

6

17

1

50

0

442

PHILADELPHIA

14

742

55

3

45

6

0

5

2

0

24

107

1,003

PHOENIX

22

415

65

0

25

0

2

0

27

0

74

7

637

SAN FRANCISCO

49

426

98

70

0

6

1

0

24

0

13

18

705

ST. LOUIS

138

903

93

4

0

15

1

0

19

0

42

21

1,236

WFO

1

150

26

0

23

1

0

0

1

0

26

8

236

AGENCY OVERALL

714

12,998

2,352

490

177

90

27

40

237

7

494

1,102

18,728

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


Component

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

 Number of Times "Other" Reason was Relied Upon                                  

TOTAL

ATLANTA

 

Files Lost

69

130

Converted to Section 83

7

Files Destroyed

54

 

 

BIRMINGHAM

 

Files Lost

15

46

Converted to Section 83

13

Files Destroyed

18

 

 

CHARLOTTE

 

Files Lost

4

16

Converted to Section 83

0

Files Destroyed

12

 

 

CHICAGO

 

Files Lost

7

48

Converted to Section 83

0

Files Destroyed

41

 

 

DALLAS

 

Files Lost

4

34

Converted to Section 83

9

Files Destroyed

21

 

 

HOUSTON

 

Files Lost

15

46

Converted to Section 83

5

Files Destroyed

26

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS

 

Files Lost

54

84

Converted to Section 83

5

Files Destroyed

25

 

 

LOS ANGELES

 

Files Lost

14

35

Converted to Section 83

0

Files Destroyed

21

 

 

MEMPHIS

 

Files Lost

1

18

Converted to Section 83

6

Files Destroyed

11

 

 

 

MIAMI

 

Files Lost

246

284

Converted to Section 83

8

Files Destroyed

30

 

 

NEW YORK

 

Files Lost

33

200

Converted to Section 83

16

Files Destroyed

151

 

 

OLC/HDQ

 

Files Lost

0

0

Converted to Section 83

0

Files Destroyed

0

 

 

PHILADELPHIA

 

Files Lost

94

107

Converted to Section 83

0

Files Destroyed

13

 

 

PHOENIX

 

Files Lost

0

7

Converted to Section 83

0

Files Destroyed

7

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO

 

Files Lost

1

18

Converted to Section 83

0

Files Destroyed

17

 

 

ST. LOUIS

 

Files Lost

12

21

Converted to Section 83

3

Files Destroyed

6

 

 

WFO

 

Files Lost

0

4

Converted to Section 83

4

Files Destroyed

4

 

 

AGENCY OVERALL

 

 

1,102

V.B.3. Disposition of FOIA Requests - number of Times Exemptions Applied

 

Ex.
1

Ex.
2

Ex.
3

Ex.
4

Ex.
5

Ex.
6

Ex.
7(A)

Ex.
7(B)

Ex.
7(C)

Ex.
7(D)

Ex.
7(E)

Ex.
7(F)

Ex.
8

Ex.
9

ATLANTA

0

0

44

0

562

51

32

0

123

9

0

0

0

0

BIRMINGHAM

0

0

763

0

1019

0

24

0

955

0

0

0

0

0

CHARLOTTE

0

0

24

0

1196

0

11

0

469

7

0

0

0

0

CHICAGO

0

0

216

19

711

262

57

1

352

3

0

0

0

0

DALLAS

0

0

699

7

1461

126

149

0

899

20

0

0

0

0

HOUSTON

0

0

158

0

842

26

160

0

169

8

0

0

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

0

0

122

2

1,763

866

334

0

917

39

0

0

0

0

LOS ANGELES

0

0

555

0

347

325

68

0

8

0

0

0

0

0

MEMPHIS

0

0

170

0

679

490

81

0

509

6

0

0

0

0

MIAMI

0

0

577

0

1067

0

292

0

388

19

0

0

0

0

NEW YORK

0

0

290

0

505

18

78

0

271

2

0

0

0

0

OLC/HDQ

0

0

679

3

8

27

3

0

133

0

2

0

0

0

PHILADELPHIA

0

0

270

0

741

78

54

0

325

1

0

0

0

0

PHOENIX

0

0

438

6

409

295

129

0

338

5

0

0

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

0

0

222

4

420

267

93

0

302

2

0

0

0

0

ST. LOUIS

0

0

70

0

901

43

68

0

48

3

0

0

0

0

WFO

0

0

65

0

148

2

26

0

108

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

0

3

5,362

41

12,779

2,876

1,659

1

6,314

124

2

0

0

0

VI. Administrative Appeals of Initial Determinations of FOIA Requests

The EEOC Legal Counsel or designee adjudicates all administrative appeals.

VI.A. Received, Processed and Pending Administrative Appeals

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

OLC/HDQ

282

370

380

18

AGENCY OVERALL

28

370

380

18

VI.B.   Disposition of Administrative Appeals - All Processed Appeals

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

OLC/HDQ

215

112

53

0

380

AGENCY OVERALL

215

112

53

0

380

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

Component

Ex.
1

Ex.
2

Ex.
3

Ex.
4

Ex.
5

Ex.
6

Ex.
7(A)

Ex.
7(B)

Ex.

Ex.
7(D)

Ex.
7(E)

Ex.
7(F)

Ex.
8

Ex.
9

OLC/HDQ

0

0

63

0

144

27

57

1

94

1

1

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

0

0

63

0

144

27

57

1

94

1

1

0

0

0

VI.C.2.   Reasons for Denial on Appeal - Reasons Other than Exemptions

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
*See Chart at C.(3)

OLC/HDQ

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

VI.C.3. Reasons for Denial on Appeal - "Other" Reasons form Section VI.C.2 Chart

Component

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

TOTAL

OLC/HDQ

Files Lost

0

AGENCY OVERALL

Files Destroyed

0

VI.C.4. Response Time for Administrative Appeals

Component

Median Number of Days

Average Number of Days

Lowest Number of Days

Highest Number of Days

OLC/HDQ

18.00

15.80

11.00

19.00

AGENCY OVERALL

18.00

15.80

11.00

19.00

VI.C.5. Ten Oldest Pending Administrative Appeals

 

10th Oldest Appeal

9th

8th

7th

6th

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

Oldest Appeal

Date of Receipt of Ten Oldest Appeals

2012-09-21

2012-09-20

2012-09-19

2012-09-17

2012-09-13

2012-09-13

2012-09-11

2012-09-10

2012-09-05

2012-09-05

Number of Days Pending

5

6

7

9

11

11

13

14

17

17

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

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

ATLANTA

21

30.04

1

517

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

BIRMINGHAM

19

19.63

1

72

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHARLOTTE

19

18.52

1

30

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHICAGO

18

16.38

1

39

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

DALLAS

9

14.84

1

127

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HOUSTON

10

9.61

1

25

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

10

10.08

1

28

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

LOS ANGELES

9

9.85

1

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MEMPHIS

19

21.74

1

73

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MIAMI

19

18.62

1

88

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

NEW YORK

28

40.58

1

284

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OLC/HDQ

18

21.56

1

447

0

0

0

0

5

7.77

4

19

PHILADELPHIA

27

25.73

1

201

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PHOENIX

14

11.49

1

28

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

18

18.25

1

53

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ST. LOUIS

19

18.25

1

35

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WFO

18

15.83

1

23

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Agency Overall

17

18

1

517

0

0

0

0

5

7.77

4

19

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


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

ATLANTA

22

29.83

1

517

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

BIRMINGHAM

20

19.97

1

60

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHARLOTTE

19

18.99

1

30

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHICAGO

19

17.63

1

39

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

DALLAS

9

15.21

1

127

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HOUSTON

11

10.35

1

25

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

9

10.08

1

28

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

LOS ANGELES

7

8.16

1

18

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MEMPHIS

19

22.2

1

73

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MIAMI

20

19.95

1

39

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

NEW YORK

27

38.87

1

284

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OLC/HDQ

19

30.97

1

447

0

0

0

0

4

10

4

19

PHILADELPHIA

27

26.19

1

96

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PHOENIX

15

14.48

1

28

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

18.5

19.22

1

53

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ST. LOUIS

19

18.82

1

35

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WFO

19

17.76

1

23

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

18

18.35

1

517

0

0

0

0

4

10

4

19

VII.C. Processed Requests - Response Time in Day Increments for Perfected Requests - Simple Requests

 

1-20 Days

21-40 Days

41-60 Days

61-80 Days

81-100 Days

101-120 Days

121-140 Days

141-160 Days

161-180 Days

181-200 Days

201-300 Days

301-400 Days

401+ Days

TOTAL

ATLANTA

398

223

106

51

18

16

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

816

BIRMINGHAM

914

418

22

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1,357

CHARLOTTE

1098

168

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1,266

CHICAGO

771

131

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

902

DALLAS

1342

284

123

8

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1,760

HOUSTON

955

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

972

INDIANAPOLIS

1926

77

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2,003

LOS ANGELES

943

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

943

MEMPHIS

592

220

30

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

844

MIAMI

894

672

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1,569

NEW YORK

313

189

95

74

31

22

16

11

4

1

13

0

0

796

OLC/HDQ

250

122

14

6

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

1

397

PHILADELPHIA

333

561

67

8

2

0

0

1

1

0

1

0

0

974

PHOENIX

582

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

586

SAN FRANCISCO

475

182

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

668

ST. LOUIS

1053

144

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1,197

WFO

233

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

236

AGENCY OVERALL

13,072

3,415

470

152

52

41

19

14

6

1

15

0

2

17,259

Complex Requests*

 

1-20 Days

21-40 Days

41-60 Days

61-80 Days

81-100 Days

101-120 Days

121-140 Days

141-160 Days

161-180 Days

181-200 Days

201-300 Days

301-400 Days

401+ Days

TOTAL

ATLANTA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

BIRMINGHAM

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHARLOTTE

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHICAGO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

DALLAS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HOUSTON

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

LOS ANGELES

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MEMPHIS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MIAMI

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

NEW YORK

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OLC/HDQ

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PHILADELPHIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PHOENIX

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ST. LOUIS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WFO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Requests Granted Expedited Processing

 

1-20 Days

21-40 Days

41-60 Days

61-80 Days

81-100 Days

101-120 Days

121-140 Days

141-160 Days

161-180 Days

181-200 Days

201-300 Days

301-400 Days

401+ Days

TOTAL

ATLANTA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

BIRMINGHAM

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHARLOTTE

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHICAGO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

DALLAS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

HOUSTON

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

LOS ANGELES

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MEMPHIS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MIAMI

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

NEW YORK

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

OLC/HDQ

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

PHILADELPHIA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

PHOENIX

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ST. LOUIS

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

WFO

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

VII.D.   Pending Requests - All Pending Perfected Requests*

 

SIMPLE

COMPLEX

EXPEDITED PROCESSING

Number Pending

Median Number of Days

Average Number of Days

Number Pending

Median Number of Days

Average Number of Days

Number Pending

Median Number of Days

Average Number of Days

ATLANTA

99

29

27.1010101

0

0

0

0

0

0

BIRMINGHAM

118

22

23.4152542

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHARLOTTE

88

19

20.3068182

0

0

0

0

0

0

CHICAGO

47

19

19.2553191

0

0

0

0

0

0

DALLAS

145

17

22.7517241

0

0

0

0

0

0

HOUSTON

50

17

13.04

0

0

0

0

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

130

16

13.8846154

0

0

0

0

0

0

LOS ANGELES

18

8

8.22222222

0

0

0

0

0

0

MEMPHIS

43

19

20.0465116

0

0

0

0

0

0

MIAMI

75

18

20.4

0

0

0

0

0

0

NEW YORK

23

47

56.2173913

0

0

0

0

0

0

OLC/HDQ

24

18.5

24.0416667

0

0

0

0

0

0

PHILADELPHIA

99

37

38.6767677

0

0

0

0

0

0

PHOENIX

22

15

15.0454545

0

0

0

0

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

84

20.5

32.5833333

0

0

0

0

0

0

ST. LOUIS

115

19

19.7826087

0

0

0

0

0

0

WFO

16

18

18.0625

0

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

1196

19

23.2148829

0

0

0

0

0

0

VII.E.   Pending Requests - Ten Oldest Pending Perfected Requests

 

Sub-Row Heading

10th Oldest Request and Number of Days Pending

9th

8th

7th

6th

5th

4th

3rd

2nd

Oldest Request and Number of Days Pending

ATLANTA

 

 

Date of Receipt

2012-09-04

2012-09-04

2012-09-01

2012-08-27

2012-08-24

2012-08-24

2012-08-17

2012-08-15

2012-08-08

2012-07-19

 

Number of Days Pending

18

18

19

23

24

24

29

31

36

50

BIRMINGHAM

 

 

 

Date of Receipt

2012-08-31

2012-08-31

2012-08-31

2012-08-31

2012-08-31

2012-08-31

2012-08-31

2012-08-31

2012-08-31

2012-08-24

 

Number of Days Pending

19

19

19

19

19

19

19

19

19

24

CHARLOTTE

 

 

Date of Receipt

2012-08-23

2012-08-23

2012-08-22

2012-08-22

2012-08-22

2012-08-21

2012-08-21

2012-08-21

2012-08-20

2012-08-20

 

Number of Days Pending

25

25

26

26

26

27

27

27

28

28

CHICAGO

 

Date of Receipt

2012-09-07

2012-09-07

2012-09-06

2012-09-06

2012-09-06

2012-09-05

2012-09-04

2012-09-04

2012-08-30

2012-08-30

 

Number of Days Pending

15

15

16

16

16

17

18

18

20

20

DALLAS

 

 

Date of Receipt

2012-08-23

2012-08-22

2012-08-22

2012-08-22

2012-08-22

2012-08-22

2012-08-21

2012-08-20

2012-08-20

2012-08-16

 

Number of Days Pending

25

26

26

26

26

26

27

28

28

30

HOUSTON

 

 

Date of Receipt

2012-09-18

2012-09-18

2012-09-17

2012-09-17

2012-09-14

2012-09-14

2012-09-13

2012-09-11

2012-09-10

2012-09-04

 

Number of Days Pending

8

8

9

9

10

10

11

13

14

18

 

INDIANAPOLIS

 

Date of Receipt

2012-09-12

2012-09-12

2012-09-12

2012-09-11

2012-09-11

2012-09-10

2012-09-10

2012-09-10

2012-09-06

2012-08-27

 

Number of Days Pending

12

12

12

13

13

14

14

14

16

23

LOS ANGELES

 

Date of Receipt

2012-09-28

2012-09-27

2012-09-27

2012-09-27

2012-09-25

2012-09-25

2012-09-25

2012-09-25

2012-09-21

2012-09-12

 

Number of Days Pending

0

1

1

1

3

3

3

3

5

12

MEMPHIS

 

Date of Receipt

2012-09-18

2012-09-17

2012-09-14

2012-09-11

2012-09-11

2012-09-07

2012-09-07

2012-09-07

2012-09-07

2012-08-20

 

Number of Days Pending

8

9

10

11

11

15

15

15

15

28

MIAMI

 

Date of Receipt

2012-09-07

2012-09-07

2012-09-07

2012-09-07

2012-09-07

2012-09-07

2012-09-06

2012-09-06

2012-08-29

2012-08-16

 

Number of Days Pending

15

15

15

15

15

15

16

16

29

30

NEW YORK

 

Date of Receipt

2012-08-09

2012-08-01

2012-07-26

2012-07-19

2012-07-18

2012-07-11

2012-07-11

2012-07-09

2012-05-01

2012-05-01

 

Number of Days Pending

35

41

45

50

51

56

56

58

105

105

OLC/HDQ

 

Date of Receipt

2012-09-16

2012-09-13

2012-09-13

2012-09-11

2012-09-06

2012-09-04

2012-08-30

2012-08-28

2012-08-13

2012-06-14

 

Number of Days Pending

10

11

11

13

16

18

19

22

33

693

PHILADELPHIA

 

Date of Receipt

2012-07-31

2012-07-30

2012-07-24

2012-07-24

2012-07-24

2012-07-24

2012-07-24

2012-07-19

2012-07-17

2012-07-17

 

Number of Days Pending

42

43

47

47

47

47

47

50

52

52

PHOENIX

 

Date of Receipt

2012-09-19

2012-09-18

2012-09-18

2012-09-12

2012-09-12

2012-09-11

2012-09-11

2012-09-10

2012-09-04

2012-09-04

 

Number of Days Pending

7

8

8

12

12

13

13

14

18

18

SAN FRANCISCO

 

Date of Receipt

2012-07-11

2012-07-11

2012-07-11

2012-07-11

2012-07-11

2012-07-10

2012-07-09

2012-07-05

2012-07-05

2012-06-22

 

Number of Days Pending

56

56

56

56

56

57

58

60

60

68

ST. LOUIS

 

Date of Receipt

2012-08-27

2012-08-27

2012-08-27

2012-08-27

2012-08-27

2012-08-22

2012-08-21

2012-08-21

2012-08-20

2012-08-20

Number of Days Pending

23

23

23

23

23

26

27

27

28

28

WFO

 

Date of Receipt

2012-09-19

2012-09-19

2012-09-13

2012-09-12

2012-09-12

2012-09-11

2012-09-11

2012-09-05

2012-09-05

2012-09-05

 

Number of Days Pending

7

7

11

12

12

13

13

17

17

17

AGENCY OVERALL

Date of Receipt

2012-07-11

2012-07-10

2012-07-09

2012-07-09

2012-07-05

2012-07-05

2012-06-13

2012-06-13

2012-05-01

2012-05-01

 

Number of Days Pending

56

57

58

58

60

60

68

68

105

105

VIII.A.   Requests for Expedited Processing

 

Number Granted

Number Denied

Median Number of Days to Adjudicate

Average Number of Days to Adjudicate

Number Adjudicated Within Ten Calendar Days

ATLANTA

0

0

0

0

0

BIRMINGHAM

0

2

28

28

0

CHARLOTTE

0

0

0

0

0

CHICAGO

0

0

0

0

0

DALLAS

0

3

19

21.33333333

0

HOUSTON

0

0

0

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

0

0

0

0

0

LOS ANGELES

0

0

0

0

0

MEMPHIS

0

0

0

0

0

MIAMI

0

0

0

0

0

NEW YORK

0

1

124

124

0

OLC/HDQ

9

1

1

1

9

PHILADELPHIA

0

0

0

0

0

PHOENIX

0

0

0

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

0

0

0

0

0

ST. LOUIS

0

0

0

0

0

WFO

0

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

9

7

23.5

10.25490196

9

VIII.B.   Requests for Fee Waiver*

 

Number Granted

Number Denied

Median Number of Days to Adjudicate

Average Number of Days to Adjudicate

ATLANTA

0

0

0

0

BIRMINGHAM

0

0

0

0

CHARLOTTE

0

0

0

0

CHICAGO

0

0

0

0

DALLAS

0

1

0

0

HOUSTON

0

0

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

0

0

0

0

LOS ANGELES

0

0

0

0

MEMPHIS

1

0

1

1

MIAMI

0

0

0

0

NEW YORK

0

0

0

0

OLC/HDQ

9

0

1

1

PHILADELPHIA

0

0

0

0

PHOENIX

0

0

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

0

0

0

0

ST. LOUIS

0

0

0

0

WFO

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

10

1

1

1

IX.   FOIA Personnel and Costs

 

PERSONNEL

COSTS

 

Number of "Full-Time FOIA Employees"

Number of "Equivalent Full-Time FOIA Employees"

Total Number of Full-Time FOIA Staff"

Processing Costs

Litigation-Related Costs

Total Costs

ATLANTA

1

0.66

1.66

$95,022.05

$0.00

$95,022.05

BIRMINGHAM

1

0

1

$50,037.28

$0.00

$50,037.28

CHARLOTTE

1

0

1

$56,473.30

$0.00

$56,473.28

CHICAGO

1

0.09

1.09

$76,969.74

$0.00

$76,969.74

DALLAS

2

1.02

3.02

$155,800.60

$0.00

$155,800.60

HOUSTON

2

0.83

2.83

$127,838.09

$0.00

$127,838.09

INDIANAPOLIS

3

0.53

3.53

$176,360.75

$0.00

$176,360.75

LOS ANGELES

1

0.78

1.78

$81,978.58

$320.004

$82,298.58

MEMPHIS

1

0.64

1.64

$113,326.03

$0.00

$113,326.03

MIAMI

4

0.25

4.25

$254,236.11

$0.00

$254,236.11

NEW YORK

1

0

1

$74,252.05

$0.00

$74,252.05

OLC/HDQ

6

1.057

7.057

$783,398.21

$0.00

$783,398.21

PHILADELPHIA

3

0

3

$152,515.48

$0.00

$152,515.48

PHOENIX

1

0

1

$81,623.02

$0.00

$81,623.02

SAN FRANCISCO

1

0.2

1.2

$109,701.30

$0.00

$109,701.30

ST. LOUIS

1

0

1

$65,518.75

$0.00

$65,518.75

WFO

1

0

1

$86,457.35

$0.00

$86,457.35

AGENCY OVERALL

31

6.057

37.057

$2,541,508.69

$320.00

$2,541,828.69

X.   Fees Collected For Processing Requests

Component

Total Amount of Fees Collected

Percentage of Total Costs

ATLANTA

$2,137.69

2.25%

BIRMINGHAM

$959.87

1.92%

CHARLOTTE

$4,820.06

8.54%

CHICAGO

$2,357.00

3.06%

DALLAS

$752.69

0.48%

HOUSTON

$9,275.19

7.26%

INDIANAPOLIS

$9,416.33

5.34%

LOS ANGELES

$1,841.80

2.25%

MEMPHIS

$12,956.25

11.43%

MIAMI

$51.45

0.02%

NEW YORK

$1,184.60

1.60%

OLC/HDQ

$1,837.14

0.23%

PHILADELPHIA

$826.10

0.54%

PHOENIX

$5,731.80

7.02 %

SAN FRANCISCO

$4,756.68

4.34%

ST. LOUIS

$109.00

0.17%

WFO

$1,500.35

1.74%

AGENCY OVERALL

                                  $60,514.00

2.38%

XI.       FOIA Regulations

EEOC FOIA regulations can be accessed at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_10/29cfr1610_10.html

XII.     Backlogs, Consultations, and Comparisons

A. Backlogs of FOIA Requests and Administrative Appeals

 

Number of Backlogged Requests as of End of Fiscal Year

Number of Backlogged Appeals as of End of Fiscal Year

ATLANTA

7

0

BIRMINGHAM

1

0

CHARLOTTE

11

0

CHICAGO

0

0

DALLAS

26

0

HOUSTON

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

1

0

LOS ANGELES

0

0

MEMPHIS

1

0

MIAMI

2

0

NEW YORK

11

0

OLC/HDQ

3

0

PHILADELPHIA

36

0

PHOENIX

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

22

0

ST. LOUIS

10

0

WFO

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

131

0

XII.B. Consultations of FOIA Requests - Received, Processed, and Pending Consultations

 

Number of Consultations Received from Other Agencies that Were Pending EEOC 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 EEOC During the Fiscal Year

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

ATLANTA

0

0

0

0

BIRMINGHAM

0

0

0

0

CHARLOTTE

0

0

0

0

CHICAGO

0

0

0

0

DALLAS

0

0

0

0

HOUSTON

0

0

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

0

0

0

0

LOS ANGELES

0

0

0

0

MEMPHIS

0

0

0

0

MIAMI

0

0

0

0

NEW YORK

0

0

0

0

OLC/HDQ

0

0

0

0

PHILADELPHIA

0

0

0

0

PHOENIX

0

0

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

0

0

0

0

ST. LOUIS

0

0

0

0

WFO

0

0

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

0

0

0

0

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

Note:    EEOC had no consultations with other agencies or components during Fiscal Year 2012

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

 

NUMBER OF REQUESTS RECEIVED

NUMBER OF REQUESTS PROCESSED

Component

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

Number Received During Fiscal Year from Current Report

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

Number Processed During Fiscal Year from Current Annual Report

ATLANTA

628

899

652

859

BIRMINGHAM

1,384

1,321

1,338

1,358

CHARLOTTE

1,172

1,275

1,199

1,270

CHICAGO

811

1,012

815

1,008

DALLAS

1,897

1,845

1,886

1,823

HOUSTON

1,127

1,018

1,130

1,056

INDIANAPOLIS

2,399

2,309

2,421

2,278

LOS ANGELES

967

932

933

948

MEMPHIS

817

844

751

905

MIAMI

2,187

2,015

2,152

2,039

NEW YORK

703

808

654

925

OLC/HDQ

395

499

411

442

PHILADELPHIA

1,106

1,025

1,150

1,003

PHOENIX

793

608

759

637

SAN FRANCISCO

756

773

756

705

ST. LOUIS

1,093

1,320

1,120

1,236

WFO

189

223

170

236

AGENCY OVERALL

                   18,424

                    18,726

                     18,297

                     18,728

XII.D.2. Comparison of Backlogged Requests from Previous and Current Annual Report

 

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

ATLANTA

0

7

BIRMINGHAM

3

1

CHARLOTTE

6

11

CHICAGO

0

0

DALLAS

9

26

HOUSTON

0

0

INDIANAPOLIS

0

1

LOS ANGELES

0

0

MEMPHIS

24

1

MIAMI

1

2

NEW YORK

112

11

OLC/HDQ

8

3

PHILADELPHIA

11

36

PHOENIX

0

0

SAN FRANCISCO

2

22

ST. LOUIS

0

10

WFO

0

0

AGENCY OVERALL

176

131

XII. E.1.  Comparison of Numbers of Administrative Appeals from Previous and Current Annual Report

 

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 Year Annual Report

OLC/HDQ

598

370

602

380

AGENCY OVERALL

598

370

602

380

XII.E.2. Comparison of Backlogged Administrative Appeals from Previous and Current Annual Report

 

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

OLC/HDQ

2

0

AGENCY OVERALL

XII. F. Discussion of Other FOIA Activities (Optional)


Footnoes

1 The difference between the number of requests pending at the end of FY 2011 and the number pending at the beginning of FY 2012 is attributed to the failure to enter 62 requests into the FOIA Tracking System (FTS) timely.  The FTS database was updated with the missing 62 requests in FY 2012.

2 The number of appeals pending at the end of the fiscal year 2011 (33) is different from the number of appeals pending at the start of fiscal year 2012 (28) because five appeals from decisions on charge investigations were mischaracterized as FOIA appeals.  During an audit of the FOIA tracking system the five mischaracterized appeals were deleted from the FOIA database.

3 The oldest request for OLC/HDQ is 69 days. Although the request was received 9-14-2012, it was tolled for five days.

4 EEOC expended $320.00 preparing a responsive brief to a FOIA law suit filed against the Los Angeles District Office.