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$879.2B84,5051953
Department of Defense$651.16B3,000,0001947
Department of Labor$137.97B14,8331913
Department of Agriculture$134.12B84,3151862
Department of Veterans Affairs$97.7B383,0401989
Department of Interior$90B62,1881849
Department of Transportation$73.2B54,5811966
Department of Justice$46.2B115,3971870
Department of Education$45.4B4,0071980
Department of Housing and Urban Development$40.53B7,7981965
Department of Homeland Security$40B202,4272002
Department of Energy$24.1B14,6721977
Department of Treasury$19.56B86,9481789
Department of State$16.39B12,0881789
Department of Commerce$15.77B47,2531903
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