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$879.2B86,4431953
Department of Defense$651.16B3,000,0001947
Department of Labor$137.97B15,7211913
Department of Agriculture$134.12B96,4041862
Department of Veterans Affairs$97.7B372,5611989
Department of Interior$90B70,8731849
Department of Transportation$73.2B54,9821966
Department of Justice$46.2B116,4711870
Department of Education$45.4B4,3301980
Department of Housing and Urban Development$40.53B7,9981965
Department of Homeland Security$40B183,9152002
Department of Energy$24.1B15,1001977
Department of Treasury$19.56B91,8731789
Department of State$16.39B13,1011789
Department of Commerce$15.77B45,8891903
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