List of federal agencies in the United States

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, administered directly by Congress and thus are legislative branch agencies.

Contents

Legislative Branch[]

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Agencies and other entities within the legislative branch:

Judicial Branch[]

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Agencies within the judicial branch:

Specialty Courts[]

Executive Branch[]

Executive Office of the President[]

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)[]

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United States Department of Commerce[]

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United States Department of Defense (DOD)[]

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United States Department of Education[]

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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[]

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United States Department of Health and Human Services[]

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United States Department of Homeland Security[]

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

Offices and Councils[]

Management[]

National Protection and Programs[]

Science and Technology[]

Portfolios[]
Divisions[]
Offices and institutes[]

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development[]

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Agencies[]

Offices and Centers and Library and University[]

Corporation[]

United States Department of the Interior[]

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United States Department of Justice[]

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United States Department of Labor (DOL)[]

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

Boards[]
Offices and Offices of[]

United States Department of State (DOS)[]

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Agencies and Bureaus and Offices and Library and Boards and Councils and schools[]

Reporting to the Secretary[]
Reporting to the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources[]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security[]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights[]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment[]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Management[]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs[]
Reporting to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs[]

Permanent Diplomatic Missions[]

United States Department of Transportation[]

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Operating Administrations[]

United States Department of the Treasury[]

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Bureaus[8]

United States Department of Veterans Affairs[]

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Agencies and university[]

Boards and offices and library[]

Independent agencies and government-owned corporations[]

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

Elections[]

Established under Article I, Section 8[]

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

Government Commissions and Committees and Consortium[]

Education and broadcasting agencies[]
Energy and science agencies[]
Foreign investment agencies[]
Interior agencies[]
Labor agencies[]
Monetary and financial agencies[]
Postal agencies[]
Retirement agencies[]
Federal Property and Seat of Government agencies[]
Transportation agencies[]
Volunteerism agencies[]

Authority under Article II, Section 1[]

Defense and security agencies[]

Authority under Amendment XIV[]

Civil rights agencies[]

Other agencies and corporations[]

Joint programs and interagency agencies[]

Special Inspector General Office[]

Quasi-official agencies[]

Arts & cultural agencies[]

Museum agencies[]

Commerce & technology agencies[]

Defense & diplomacy agencies[]

Human service & community development Agencies[]

Interior agencies[]

Law & justice agencies[]

See also[]

References[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ Fischer 2011, pp. 1-2.
  2. ^ Federal Register 2013.
  3. ^ Lewis & Selin 2013, pp. 13-14.
  4. ^ Kamensky 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Our Administrations". US Department of Transportation. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2017-12-17. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Office of the Secretary". US Department of Transportation. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2017-12-17. 
  7. ^ "Governance and Oversight". U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2017-12-17. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Bureaus". www.treasury.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-17. 
  9. ^ "IBM Cognos software". www.fedscope.opm.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-17. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Organizational Structure". www.treasury.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-17. 
  11. ^ a b "Offices". www.treasury.gov. Retrieved 2017-12-17. 

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