A cupboard is a body of high-ranking state officials, typically consisting of the best leaders of the executive branch. They are normally called ministers, but in some jurisdictions are occasionally called secretaries. The functions of a cupboard are varied: in some countries it's a collegiate decision-making body with collective duty, while in others it may function either as a strictly advisory body or an helping institution to a decision making head of state or head of government. Cabinets are usually the body responsible for the daily management of the authorities and response to sudden events, whereas the legislative and legislative branches work at a measured rate, 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 in the cupboard?
Below are the Cabinet positions and their duties. Click here to see all digital photograph