Backlog Reduction Goals for FY08, FY09, and FY10 in furtherance of Executive Order 13,392, “Improving Agency Disclosure of Information”

 

 

The U.S. Postal Service establishes the following goals with respect to the numbers of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and administrative appeals to be processed for the next three fiscal years as well as the number of requests and number of appeals it expects to be pending beyond the statutory time period at the end of each fiscal year for Fiscal Years 2008, 2009, and 2010.

 

The Postal Service Law Department, which handles administrative appeals for the Postal Service and the Postal Inspection Service, reports no backlog of pending appeals for the beginning of FY 2008.  The Office of Inspector General reports no backlog of pending FOIA requests or administrative appeals for the beginning of FY 2008.

 

 

U.S. Postal Service

Backlog Reduction Goals – FOIA Requests

 

Fiscal Year

Number of Pending Requests at Beginning of FY

Estimated Number of Requests Incoming During FY

Agency’s Goal for Number of Requests to be Processed During FY

Agency's Goal for Number of Requests Pending Beyond Statutory Time Period (Backlog) at End of FY

2008

89*

861

890

60

*This number represents requests received in the Postal Service Records Office at Headquarters.  It does not include pending requests sent to and received by records custodians located in field or other Headquarters offices.  Requests received in field or other Headquarters offices are reported to the Records Office for inclusion in the FOIA/PA Tracking System at the time a request is completed.

 

 

Fiscal Year

Projected Number of Requests Pending Beyond Statutory Time Period (Backlog) at Beginning of FY

Estimated Number of Requests Incoming During FY

Agency’s Goal for Number of Requests to be Processed During FY

Agency's Goal for Number of Requests Pending Beyond Statutory Time Period (Backlog) at End of FY

2009

60

861

891

30

2010

30

861

891

  0

 

 

 

 

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Backlog Reduction Goals – FOIA Reqests

 

Fiscal Year

Number of Pending Requests at Beginning of FY

Estimated Number of Requests Incoming During FY

Agency’s Goal for Number of Requests to be Processed During FY

Agency's Goal for Number of Requests Pending Beyond Statutory Time Period (i.e., Backlog) at End of FY

2008

5

395

395

5

 

 

 

Fiscal Year

Projected Number of Requests Pending Beyond Statutory Time Period (Backlog) at Beginning of FY

Estimated Number of Requests Incoming During FY

Agency’s Goal for Number of Requests to be Processed During FY

Agency's Goal for Number of Requests Pending Beyond Statutory Time Period (Backlog) at End of FY

2009

5

395

397

3

2010

3

395

395

0

 

 

 

 

 

___________________________________                          __________________________

Delores J. Killette                                                                    Date

Chief FOIA Officer and Consumer Advocate

 

 

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