United States Mint
Freedom of Information Act Annual Report to Congress
FOIA Data Submission Form for Treasury Bureaus
Fiscal Year 2000
(October 1, 1999 - September 30, 2000)
Response time in FY 2000 averaged approximately 15 days for all responses.
The most common reason why requests for records could not be granted are: 1) the Mint maintains no responsive records, and 2) records requested are in deliberative process stage, pursuant to Title 5 of the United States Code, Section 552(b)(5).
Agencies should count days from the time at which a request is "perfected." You may separately report each track of a multi-track system, as well as an "expedited processing" track. Following are examples for obtaining the "median" number: Given 7 requests completed during the fiscal year, aged 10, 25, 35, 65, 75, 80 and 400 days from date of perfection to date of completion, the total number of requests completed during the fiscal year would be 7 and the median age of the completed requests would be 65 days. If there were 6 pending cases aged 10, 20, 30, 50, 120 and 200 days from date of perfection to date of completion, the total number of requests completed would be 6 and the median age would be 40 days (the average of the 2 middle numbers).