VIII. COMPARISONS WITH PREVIOUS
A. Comparison of numbers of requests
57,346 in FY04 vs. 53,904
in FY03, a 6.4% increase
B. Comparison of number of requests
56,865 in FY03 vs. 54,583 in
FY03, a 4.25% increase
C. Comparison of median numbers
of days requests were pending as of end of fiscal year:
Varied by component.
D. Other statistics significant to
257 requests for expedited
processing received; 134 requests for expedited processing granted.
E. Other narrative statements describing
component efforts to improve timeliness of FOIA performance and to make records
available to the public (e.g., backlog-reduction efforts; specification of average
number of hours per processed request; training activities; public availability
of new categories of records):
Drug Enforcement Admininstration
DEA is currently in the process
of implementing an electronic redaction program.
Office of the Federal Detention
OFDT is continuing its efforts
to make available on its Web site different categories of records.
United States Parole Commission (USPC)
The following efforts were made
to improve timeliness:
(1) Working with requesters
to narrow the scope of requests in order to avoid fees;
(2) Providing additional in-house training.
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