List of United States federal agencies

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This is a list of agencies of the United States federal government.

Legislative definitions of a federal agency are varied, and even contradictory, and the official United States Government Manual offers no definition.[2][3] While the Administrative Procedure Act definition of "agency" applies to most executive branch agencies, Congress may define an agency however it chooses in enabling legislation, and subsequent litigation, often involving the Freedom of Information Act and the Government in the Sunshine Act, further cloud attempts to enumerate a list of agencies.[4][5]

The executive branch of the federal government includes the Executive Office of the President and the United States federal executive departments (whose secretaries belong to the Cabinet). Employees of the majority of these agencies are considered civil servants.

The majority of the independent agencies of the United States government are also classified as executive agencies (they are independent in that they are not subordinated under a Cabinet position). There are a small number of independent agencies that are not considered part of the executive branch, such as the Library of Congress and Congressional Budget Office, which are administered directly by Congress and thus are legislative branch agencies. The status of these agencies is an open question, however, as Judge Brett Kavanaugh noted in a brief concurrence in SoundExchange, Inc. v. Librarian of Congress. There is one independent agency in the judicial branch.

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Legislative branch[edit]

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Agencies within the legislative branch:

Judicial branch[edit]

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Agencies within the judicial branch:

Executive branch[edit]

Executive Office of the President[edit]

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United States Department of Agriculture[edit]

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United States Department of Commerce[edit]

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United States Department of Defense[edit]

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United States Department of Education[edit]

2013 Department of Education Structure
Office of the Secretary (OS)
Office of the Under Secretary (OUS)
Office of the Deputy Secretary (ODS) / Chief Operating Officer
Associated federal organizations
Federally aided organizations

United States Department of Energy[edit]

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United States Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

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United States Department of Homeland Security[edit]

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Agencies[edit]

Offices[edit]

Management[edit]

National Protection and Programs[edit]

Science and Technology[edit]

Portfolios[edit]
Divisions[edit]
Offices and Institutes[edit]

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development[edit]

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Agencies[edit]

Offices[edit]

Corporation[edit]

United States Department of the Interior[edit]

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United States Department of Justice[edit]

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United States Department of Labor[edit]

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Agencies and Bureaus[edit]

Boards[edit]
Offices[edit]

United States Department of State[edit]

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Agencies and Bureaus[edit]

Reporting to the Secretary[edit]
Reporting to the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources[edit]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security[edit]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs[edit]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs[edit]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Management[edit]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs[edit]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs[edit]

Permanent Diplomatic Missions[edit]

United States Department of Transportation[edit]

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Agencies[edit]

United States Department of the Treasury[edit]

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Agencies and Bureaus[edit]

Offices[edit]

  • Office of Domestic Finance
  • Office of Economic Policy
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Office of Tax Policy
  • Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
  • Treasurer of the United States

United States Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

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Agencies[edit]

Boards and offices[edit]

  • Board of Veterans' Appeals
  • Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
  • Center for Minority Veterans
  • Center for Veterans Enterprise
  • Center for Women Veterans
  • Office of Advisory Committee Management
  • Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication
  • Office of Survivors Assistance
  • Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
  • Veterans Service Organizations Liaison

Independent agencies and government-owned corporations[edit]

Article I, Section 4[edit]

Elections[edit]

Article I, Section 8[edit]

Administrative agencies[edit]

Civil Service agencies[edit]

Commerce regulatory agencies[edit]

Education agencies[edit]

Energy and science agencies[edit]

Foreign investment agencies[edit]

Interior agencies[edit]

Labor agencies[edit]

Monetary and financial agencies[edit]

Postal agencies[edit]

Retirement agencies[edit]

Federal Property and Seat of Government agencies[edit]

Transportation agencies[edit]

Volunteerism agencies[edit]

Article II, Section 1[edit]

Defense and Security agencies[edit]

Amendment 14[edit]

Civil Rights[edit]

Proposed government-owned corporation[edit]

Inspectors general[edit]

Quasi-official agencies[edit]

Private regulatory corporations[edit]

Government entities created by acts but are independent or other entities[edit]

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]