List of federal agencies in the United States

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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.[1][2] 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. These further cloud attempts to enumerate a list of agencies.[3][4]

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.

Contents

Legislative[edit]

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Agencies and other entities within the legislative branch:

Judicial branch[edit]

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Agencies within the judicial branch:

Specialty Courts[edit]

Executive branch[edit]

Executive Office of the President[edit]

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)[edit]

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United States Department of Commerce[edit]

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United States Department of Defense (DOD)[edit]

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United States Department of Education[edit]

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  • United States Secretary of Education
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Education
      • United States Under Secretary of Education
        • United States Deputy Under Secretary of Education
Department of Education structure
Office of the Secretary (OS)
Office of the Under Secretary (OUS)
Office of the Deputy Secretary (ODS)
Other federal agencies, centers, boards, clearinghouses

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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  • United States Secretary of Homeland Security
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Agencies and Offices, Library and Coast Guard and Teams and schools[edit]

Offices and Councils[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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  • United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Agencies[edit]

Offices and Centers and Library and University[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 (DOL)[edit]

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  • United States Secretary of Labor
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Labor

Agencies and Bureaus and Corporation and Center and Program and Library and University[edit]

Boards[edit]
Offices and Offices of[edit]
  • Office of Security
  • Energy
  • Defense
  • Veterans Affairs
  • General Counsel
  • Labor
  • Commerce
  • Ethics
  • Compliance
  • NA Affairs
  • Agriculture
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Homeland Security
  • Health
  • Labor Policy
  • Administrative Law
  • State
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Interior
  • White House Liaison
  • Public Affairs
  • Education
  • Civil Rights
  • Treasury
  • Transportation
  • Justice
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Office of Labor Intelligence
  • Office of Administrative Law Judges
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Communications
  • CPO
  • CISO
  • CHCO
  • CHRO
  • CTO
  • Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
  • Office of Labor-Management Standards
  • Office of the Solicitor
  • Office of Worker's Compensation Program
  • Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
  • Wirtz Labor Library

United States Department of State (DOS)[edit]

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  • United States Secretary of State
    • United States Deputy Secretary of State

Agencies and Bureaus and Offices and Library and Boards and Councils and schools[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 Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights[edit]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment[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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  • United States Secretary of Transportation
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation

Agencies, Offices and Corporations and Board and Library and University[edit]

United States Department of the Treasury[edit]

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Agencies and bureaus[edit]

Offices and agencies[edit]

United States Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

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  • United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    • United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Agencies and university[edit]

Boards and offices and library[edit]

  • National Veterans Affairs Library
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Office of Security
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Office of Veterans Affairs Statistics
  • Office Of Veterans Affairs Intelligence
  • DOVA Office of the Inspector General
  • 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
  • Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction
  • Office of Information and Technology
  • Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
  • Veterans Service Organizations Liaison

Independent agencies and government-owned corporations[edit]

Established under United States Constitution Article I, Section 4[edit]

Elections[edit]

Established under Article I, Section 8[edit]

Administrative agencies[edit]
Civil Service agencies[edit]
Commerce regulatory agencies[edit]

Government Commissions and Committees and Consortium[edit]

Education and broadcasting 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]

Authority under Article II, Section 1[edit]

Defense and security agencies[edit]

Authority under Amendment XIV[edit]

Civil rights agencies[edit]

Other agencies and corporations[edit]

Joint programs and interagency agencies[edit]

  • Joint Fire Science Program
  • National Interagency Fire Center

Special Inspector General Office[edit]

Quasi-official agencies[edit]

Arts & cultural agencies[edit]

Museum agencies[edit]

Commerce & technology agencies[edit]

Defense & diplomacy agencies[edit]

Human service & community development Agencies[edit]

Interior agencies[edit]

Law & justice agencies[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]