A cabinet is a body of high heeled state officials, typically comprising the top leaders of the executive branch. They are usually known as ministers, but in a few jurisdictions are occasionally known as secretaries. The purposes of a cabinet are diverse: in some states it is a collegiate decision-making system with collective duty, while in others it could operate either as a strictly advisory body or a helping institution to a conclusion making head of state or head of government. Cabinets are usually the body responsible for the day-to-day management of their government and response to sudden events, whereas the legislative and judicial branches work in a measured pace, in sessions according to lengthy procedures.
What are the duties of the 15 cabinet departments?
The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments -- the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the ...
What positions are from the cabinet?
Below are the Cabinet positions and their duties. Click here to see all digital image