United States federal executive departments

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United States federal executive departments
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{{redirect|Executive Department|text=For the idea of executive departments in general, see Cabinet (politics).}}The United States federal executive departments are the principal units of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States. They are analogous to ministries common in parliamentary or semi-presidential systems but (the United States being a presidential system) they are led by a head of government who is also the head of state. The executive departments are the administrative arms of the President of the United States. There are currently 15 executive departments.The heads of the executive departments receive the title of Secretary of their respective department, except for the Attorney-General who is head of the Justice Department (and the Postmaster General who until 1971 was head of the Post Office Department). The heads of the executive departments are appointed by the President and take office after confirmation by the United States Senate, and serve at the pleasure of the President. The heads of departments are members of the Cabinet of the United States, an executive organ that normally acts as an advisory body to the President. In the Opinion Clause (Article II, section 2, clause 1) of the U.S. Constitution, heads of executive departments are referred to as "principal Officer in each of the executive Departments".The heads of executive departments are included in the line of succession to the President, in the event of a vacancy in the presidency, after the Vice President, the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate.">

Current departments {| class"wikitable sortable" style"text-align:center; width: 100%;"

! rowspan=2 style="width:120px;" class="unsortable" | Seal! rowspan=2 | Department! rowspan=2 data-sort-type=date| Formed! rowspan=2 data-sort-type=number| Employees! rowspan=2 data-sort-type=currency| Annual budget! colspan=3 | Head
! style="width:90px;" | Portrait ! Name {{small|and title}}
90px)United States Department of State>State | July 27, 1789 69,000{{smallUnited States Foreign Service>Foreign Service}}{{smallUnited States civil service>Civil Service}}{{small|45,000 local}}(2015)}}80px)Mike Pompeo{{small>Secretary of State}}
90px)United States Department of Treasury>Treasury | September 2, 1789(2014)}}(2019)}}80px)Steven Mnuchin{{small>Secretary of the Treasury}}
90px)United States Department of Defense>Defense September 18, 1947}} 2.86 million(2019)}}alt=|100x100px)Mark Esper{{small>Secretary of Defense}}
90px)United States Department of Justice>Justice | July 1, 1870(2012)}}(2019)}}80px)William Barr{{small>Attorney General}}
90px)United States Department of the Interior>Interior | March 3, 1849(2012)}}(2013)}}80px)David Bernhardt{{small>Secretary of the Interior}}
90px)United States Department of Agriculture>Agriculture | May 15, 1862(June 2007)}}(2019)}}80px)Sonny Perdue{{small>Secretary of Agriculture}}
90px)United States Department of Commerce>Commerce | February 14, 1903(2011)}}(2018)}}80px)Wilbur Ross{{small>Secretary of Commerce}}
90px)United States Department of Labor>Labor | March 4, 1913(2014)}}(2012)}}80px)Patrick Pizzella{{small>Secretary of Labor}}
90px)United States Department of Health and Human Services>Health and Human Services | April 11, 1953(2015)}}| $1,171 billion(2019)80px)Alex Azar{{small>Secretary of Health and Human Services}}
90px)United States Department of Housing and Urban Development>Housing and Urban Development | September 9, 1965(2014)}}(2014)}}80px)Ben Carson{{small>Secretary of Housing and Urban Development}}
90px)United States Department of Transportation>Transportation | April 1, 1967| 58,622| $72.4 billion80px)Elaine Chao{{small>Secretary of Transportation}}
90px)United States Department of Energy>Energy | August 4, 1977(2014)}}(2015)}}80px)Rick Perry{{small>Secretary of Energy}}
90px)United States Department of Education>Education | October 17, 1979(2018)}}(2016)}}80px)Betsy DeVos{{small>Secretary of Education}}
90px)United States Department of Veterans Affairs>Veterans Affairs | 21 July 1930(2016)}}(2017)}}80px)Robert Wilkie{{small>Secretary of Veterans Affairs}}
90px)United States Department of Homeland Security>Homeland Security | November 25, 2002(2017)}}(2018)}}80px)Kevin McAleenan{{small>Secretary of Homeland Security(Acting)}}

Former departments {| class"wikitable" style"text-align:center; width: 100%;"

! rowspan=2 style="width:120px;" | Seal! rowspan=2 | Department! rowspan=2 | Formed! rowspan=2 | Abolished! rowspan=2 | Superseded by! colspan=3 | Last head
! style="width:90px;" | Portrait ! Name {{small|and title}}
90px)United States Department of War>War | August 7, 1789National Security Act of 1947>September 18, 1947United States Department of the Army>Department of the ArmyDepartment of the Air Force80px)Kenneth C. Royall{{small>Secretary of War}}
90px)United States Department of the Army>Army September 18, 1947 August 10, 1949 Department of Defense(as executive department)becomes military department75px)Gordon Gray (politician)>Gordon GraySecretary of the Army
90px)United States Department of the Air Force>Air Force75px)Stuart Symington>W. Stuart Symington{{smallUnited States Secretary of the Air Force>Secretary of the Air Force}}
90px)United States Department of the Navy>Navy| April 30, 179875px)Francis P. Matthews{{small>Secretary of the Navy}}
90px)United States Post Office Department>Post Office | February 20, 1792Postal Reorganization Act>July 1, 1971United States Postal Service>Postal Service80px)Winton M. Blount{{small>Postmaster General}}

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