A cupboard is a body of high-ranking state officials, typically comprising the top leaders of the executive branch. They are normally called ministers, but in a few jurisdictions are occasionally called secretaries. The functions of a cupboard are diverse: in some states it's a collegiate decision-making system with collective responsibility, while in others it could operate either as a purely advisory body or a assisting institution to a decision making head of state or head of government. Cabinets are usually the body responsible for the day-to-day management of the authorities and response to unexpected occasions, whereas the legislative and legislative branches operate 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, in Addition to the ...
What positions are in the cupboard?
Below are the Cabinet positions and their responsibilities. Click here to see all digital photograph