Congressional Request to Analyze EEOC Non-Career Officials' Involvement in Agency FOIA Program

This is in response to your letter of June 23, 2015 requesting that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) analyze
non-career officials' involvement, if any, in the EEOC's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) response process for the period of January 1, 2007 to the present. Specifically,
you asked the OIG to analyze whether non-career officials' involvement resulted in any undue delay of a response to any FOIA request or the withholding of any document or portion of any document that would have otherwise been released but for the non-career official's involvement in the process. Additionally, you requested that we seek a written certification from the agency's chief FOIA officer that 1) no non-career officials were involved in the agency's response to any FOIA request or 2) if such involvement occurred, the involvement of non-career officials has never resulted in undue delay of a response to a FOIA request or the provision of less information than would have been provided but for the involvement of the non-career officials.