FOIA Reports

Quarterly Reports

On December 4, 2012, the Office of Information Policy at the Department of Justice notified agencies and the public that beginning January 2013 all agencies will be required to provide quarterly reporting of four key FOIA statistics to the Department of Justice that will be posted on FOIA.gov. The four key statistics are:

  • The number of requests received during the reporting period
  • The number of requests processed during the reporting period
  • The number of requests in an agency’s backlog at the end of the reporting period
  • The progress being made to close the agency’s ten overall oldest pending FOIA requests from the previous Fiscal Year
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FOIA Quarterly Report Q1, FY16 PDF | JSON/XML (ZIP)
FOIA Quarterly Report Q4, FY15 PDF | JSON/XML (ZIP)
FOIA Quarterly Report Q3, FY15 PDF | JSON/XML (ZIP)
FOIA Quarterly Report Q2, FY15 PDF | JSON/XML (ZIP)
FOIA Quarterly Report Q1, FY15 PDF | JSON/XML (ZIP)
FOIA Quarterly Report Q4, FY14 PDF | JSON/XML (ZIP)
FOIA Quarterly Report Q3, FY14 PDF | JSON/XML (ZIP)
FOIA Quarterly Report Q2, FY14 PDF | JSON/XML (ZIP)
FOIA Quarterly Report Q1, FY14 PDF | JSON/XML (ZIP)

Annual Reports

In accordance with the Electronic FOIA Amendments of 1996, each federal agency is required to submit annual reports regarding FOIA activities and make these reports electronically available. These reports contain basic information such as how and where to make FOIA requests, program costs, and processing statistics.

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FOIA Annual Report - 2015 PDF | XML
FOIA Annual Report - 2014 PDF | XML
FOIA Annual Report - 2013 PDF | XML
FOIA Annual Report - 2012 PDF | XML
FOIA Annual Report - 2011 PDF | XML
FOIA Annual Report - 2010 PDF | XML
FOIA Annual Report - 2009 PDF | CSV
FOIA Annual Report - 2008 PDFCSV

Chief FOIA Officer Reports

On March 19, 2009, Attorney General Holder issued new FOIA guidelines which called on all agencies to reaffirm the government’s “commitment to accountability and transparency. In accordance with these commitments, the Attorney General directed agency Chief FOIA Officers to review “all aspects of their agencies' FOIA administration” and to report each year to the Department of Justice on the steps taken “to improve FOIA operations and facilitate information disclosure.”

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Chief FOIA Officer Report - 2015 PDF
Chief FOIA Officer Report - 2014 PDF
Chief FOIA Officer Report - 2013 PDF
Chief FOIA Officer Report - 2012 PDF
Chief FOIA Officer Report - 2011 PDF
Chief FOIA Officer Report - 2010 PDF
Chief FOIA Officer Report - 2009 PDF

Last updated: May 20, 2016

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