Require each agency to publish OIA performance data

Government agencies and Ministers offices should be required to publish data on their OIA performance on a 6 monthly basis: 

Number of OIA requests received

Number of OIA requests transferred

Number of OIA requests responded to within 20 days

Number of OIA requests where an extension has been applied

Number of OIA requests results in a complaint

 Table of number of requests and number of days to respond

Number of proactive releases of information

Why the contribution is important

There is  growing concern about the lack of compliance with the OIA by governmet entities and Ministers. Publication of the data will provide transparency on the statistics, and if published as open data, will allow analyses of performance, such as that done in the UK:

http://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/14493/the-responsiveness-ranking-which-departments-reply-to-politicians-and-the-public-on-time/

 

by LaurenceMillar on August 21, 2016 at 02:43PM

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  • Posted by IdiotSavant August 22, 2016 at 12:00

    Low-hanging fruit, but it provides something to build on. You can't manage what you don't measure, and better information will let us know which areas we need to improve.
  • Posted by JohnJacobson August 23, 2016 at 22:10

    Very low hanging fruit, and should be a no-brainer for agencies to support. I would add that the agencies should also report the number of requests where:

    * all the information requested was released
    * all the information requested was refused
    * some of the information requested was released, and some refused
  • Posted by camfindlay August 24, 2016 at 17:27

    Public dashboard for this would be great :D
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