List of Federal Departments

The Federal Government is broken down into fifteen departments, each of which consists of a number of sub-departments and organizational groups tasked with accomplishing the Department's overall goals.

This table lists the fifteen departments by total yearly outlay in billions (from highest to lowest), as well as number of employees and the year in which the department was established. Click on any department for more details.

Department Seal Department Name Budget Employees Creation Year
Department of Health and Human Services$879.2B85,3281953
Department of Defense$651.16B3,000,0001947
Department of Labor$137.97B15,8891913
Department of Agriculture$134.12B96,5671862
Department of Veterans Affairs$97.7B365,6871989
Department of Interior$90B69,7571849
Department of Transportation$73.2B54,7691966
Department of Justice$46.2B114,7761870
Department of Education$45.4B4,2591980
Department of Housing and Urban Development$40.53B8,2091965
Department of Homeland Security$40B187,1302002
Department of Energy$24.1B15,1071977
Department of Treasury$19.56B91,2081789
Department of State$16.39B12,6941789
Department of Commerce$15.77B47,3781903
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