A cupboard is a body of high-ranking state officials, typically consisting of the best leaders of the executive branch. They are usually called ministers, but in a few jurisdictions are sometimes called secretaries. The functions of a cupboard are varied: in some states it's a collegiate decision-making system with collective responsibility, while in others it could operate either as a strictly advisory body or a helping institution to a decision making head of state or head of government. Cabinets are typically the body responsible for its day-to-day management of their government and response to unexpected occasions, whereas the legislative and judicial branches work at a measured pace, in sessions based on prolonged processes.
What are the responsibilities 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 in the cupboard?
Below are the Cabinet positions and their responsibilities. Click here to see all pic