The Office of Information Policy (OIP) has released its Summary of Annual FOIA Reports for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This summary provides an overview of FOIA activities across the government during the previous fiscal year, looks at key statistics in FOIA administration, and identifies trends in FOIA processing. Each summary serves as a resource for both agencies and the public to gain an understanding of overall FOIA administration.
As highlighted in this year's summary, the government received over 928,300 requests during FY 2022 – the highest number of requests ever received. Agencies responded to this demand by processing a record-setting 878,420 requests and continuing to receive and process over 15,400 administrative appeals. Agencies also reported a significant increase in required proactive disclosure postings during the fiscal year as compared to FY 2021.
OIP's latest summary is available on its Reports page, where it can be compared with previous summaries dating back to FY 2006. As previously announced on March 2, 2023, all agencies subject to the FOIA finalized their FY 2022 Annual FOIA Report data. This information can be easily viewed, compared, and analyzed on FOIA.gov's Data page. Subscribe to FOIA Post email updates to receive additional FOIA updates from OIP.