September 12, 1989
||ALAN C. McMILLAN|
Acting Assistant Secretary
||Requests for Enforcement Data from the IMIS System|
It has come to my attention that requests for enforcement data from the
Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) are being sent to and
processed by more than one office within our Agency. These requests are
coming from within as well as outside OSHA. I am concerned that inconsistent
and misinterpreted data is being sent in response to these requests because
the requests are being directed to the wrong, or sometimes several, offices.
There should be only one source of IMIS enforcement data, and that source is
the custodian of the data, the Office of Management Data Systems.
Effective immediately, any Office or Directorate needing IMIS enforcement
data to respond to a FOIA or with some other external or internal need for
such data, shall respond to the requestor and advise him that his request has
been sent to the Office of Management Data Systems. No other office shall
provide such data to requestors outside their own Office or Directorate. The
Office of Field Programs will continue to be available to provide data
interpretation, upon request.