FOIA Advisor

Fiscal Year 2015 FOIA Data Now Available

FOIA News (2015-16)Kevin SchmidtComment

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Here's the highlights from DOJ OIP:

OIP is currently in the process of compiling its Summary of Agency Annual FOIA Reports for FY 2015. However, from the data uploaded onto we can already see that the government overall has achieved significant accomplishments this past year. For example:

  • The government overall reported processing a record high 769,903 FOIA requests, which is an increase of 19% from FY 2014, and the first time agencies have reported processing numbers over 700,000 requests.
  • As a result of these record high processing numbers, the government also reduced its backlog of pending FOIA requests by just over 35%.  
  • Seventy-one agencies reported having a backlog of fewer than 100 requests, and 29 report have no backlog at all.
  • This also marks the seventh year in a row where agencies released information in full or in part for more than 91% of the requests processed for a disclosure determination.