The Office of Presidential Personnel assists President Biden in recruiting, vetting, and nominating thousands of highly qualified appointees who work to advance the Biden-Harris agenda in federal agencies across the United States, with the goal of creating a government that represents and serves all Americans.
Presidential appointees are at the forefront of the Administration’s efforts to address the greatest challenges of our time, including the worst pandemic in over a century, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the urgent call for racial justice, and the undeniable realities and escalating threats of climate change. The Office of Presidential Personnel works to fill roles with appointees who have the skill, experience, and expertise to get the job done for the American people at any moment during the Administration.
People are policy, as our staff understands. We seek appointees who are dedicated to public service and good governance, and whose personal and professional backgrounds will inform their efforts to further the President’s objectives. We also emphasize the President’s commitment to assembling an Administration that reflects America’s great diversity by recruiting and appointing appointees who reflect our country’s rich variety.
The President of the United States of America is both the head of state and the head of government, as well as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
The President is responsible for carrying out and enforcing the laws passed by Congress, according to Article II of the Constitution. The federal government’s day-to-day administration is carried out by fifteen executive departments, each overseen by a member of the President’s Cabinet.
They are participated in this by other leading organizations, for example, the CIA and Environmental Protection Agency, the heads of which are not pieces of the Cabinet, but rather are under the full power of the President. The President likewise designates the heads of in excess of 50 autonomous government commissions, for example, the Federal Reserve Board or the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as administrative adjudicators, representatives, and other bureaucratic workplaces. The Executive Office of the President (EOP) comprises of the prompt staff of the President, alongside substances, for example, the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
The President has the power either to sign regulation into regulation or to reject bills established by Congress, in spite of the fact that Congress might supersede a denial with a 66% vote of the two houses. The Executive Branch conducts strategy with different countries and the President has the ability to arrange and sign deals, which the Senate confirms. The President can give leader orders, which direct bosses or explain and additionally existing regulations. The President likewise has the ability to broaden absolutions and mercies for felonies.
With these powers come a few obligations, among them a protected prerequisite to “every once in a while provide for the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and prescribe to their Consideration such Measures as he will pass judgment on fundamental and practical.” Although the President might satisfy this necessity in any capacity the person picks, Presidents have generally given a State of the Union location to a joint meeting of Congress every January (besides in debut years) illustrating their plan for the approaching year.
The Constitution records just three capabilities for the Presidency — the President should be something like 35 years old, be a characteristic conceived resident, and probably lived in the United States for no less than 14 years. Furthermore, however a huge number of Americans vote in an official political decision like clockwork, the President isn’t, truth be told, straightforwardly chosen by individuals. All things considered, on the primary Tuesday after the principal Monday in November of each and every fourth year, individuals choose the individuals from the Electoral College. Allotted by the populace to the 50 states — one for every individual from their legislative designation (with the District of Columbia getting 3 votes) — these Electors then, at that point, cast the decisions in favor of the President. There are presently 538 balloters in the Electoral College.
President Joseph R. Biden is the 46th President of the United States. He is, nonetheless, just the 45th individual ever to act as President; President Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms, and accordingly is perceived as both the 22nd and the 24th President. Today, the President is restricted to two four-year terms, however until the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, endorsed in 1951, a President could serve a limitless number of terms. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was chosen President multiple times, serving from 1932 until his demise in 1945; he is the main President ever to have served multiple terms.
By custom, the President and the First Family live in the White House in Washington, D.C., additionally the area of the President’s Oval Office and the workplaces of their ranking staff. At the point when the President goes via plane, their airplane is assigned Air Force One; the President may likewise utilize a Marine Corps helicopter, known as Marine One while the President is ready. For ground travel, the President utilizes a protected official limousine.
The Vice President
The essential obligation of the Vice President of the United States is to be prepared immediately to accept the Presidency on the off chance that the President can’t play out their obligations. This can be a direct result of the President’s passing, renunciation, or brief weakening, or on the other hand on the off chance that the Vice President and a greater part of the Cabinet judge that the President is presently not ready to release the obligations of the administration.
The Vice President is chosen alongside the President by the Electoral College. Every balloter makes one choice for President and one more for Vice President. Before the endorsement of the twelfth Amendment in 1804, balloters just decided in favor of the President, and the individual who got the second most prominent number of votes became Vice President.
The Vice President likewise fills in as the President of the United States Senate, where the person makes the choosing choice on account of a tie. But on account of tie-breaking votes, the Vice President seldom really directs the Senate. All things being equal, the Senate chooses one of their own individuals, generally junior individuals from the greater part party, to direct the Senate every day.
Kamala D. Harris is the 49th Vice President of the United States. She is the primary lady and first lady of variety to be chosen for this position. The obligations of the Vice President, beyond those listed in the Constitution, are at the carefulness of the ongoing President. Every Vice President moves toward the job distinctively — some interpretation of a particular strategy portfolio, others serve just as a top counsel to the President. Of the 48 past Vice Presidents, nine have prevailed to the Presidency, and five have been chosen for the Presidency by their own doing.
The Vice President has an office in the West Wing of the White House, as well as in the close by Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Like the President, the person additionally keeps an authority at home, at the United States Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington, D.C. This quiet manor has been the authority home of the Vice President beginning around 1974 — already, Vice Presidents had resided in their own confidential homes. The Vice President likewise has their own limousine, worked by the United States Secret Service, and flies on a similar airplane the President utilizes — however, when the Vice President is on board, the art is alluded to as Air Force Two and Marine Two.
Executive Office of the President
Consistently, the President of the United States is confronted with scores of choices, each with significant ramifications for America’s future. To furnish the President with the help that the person needs to administer really, the Executive Office of the President (EOP) was made in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The EOP has liability regarding errands going from imparting the President’s message to the American nation to advancing our exchange advantages abroad.
The EOP, supervised by the White House Chief of Staff, has generally been home to large numbers of the President’s nearest counselors. While Senate affirmation is expected for certain consultants, like the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, most are named with full Presidential watchfulness. The singular workplaces that these guides direct have filled in size and number since the EOP was made. Some were shaped by Congress, others as the President has required them — they are continually moving as every President distinguishes their necessities and needs. Maybe the most apparent pieces of the EOP are the White House Communications Office and Press Secretary’s Office. The Press Secretary gives everyday briefings to the media on the President’s exercises and plans. Less apparent to most Americans is the National Security Council, which prompts the President on international strategy, knowledge, and public safety.
There are likewise various workplaces answerable for the reasonable items of keeping up with the White House and offering strategic help for the President. These incorporate the White House Military Office, which is liable for administrations going from Air Force One to the feasting offices, and the Office of Presidential Advance, which gets ready locales remote from the White House for the President’s appearance.
Numerous senior counsels in the EOP work close to the President in the West Wing of the White House. Nonetheless, most of the staff is housed in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, only a couple of steps away and a piece of the White House compound.
The Cabinet is a warning body comprised of the top of the 15 leader divisions. Designated by the President and affirmed by the Senate, the individuals from the Cabinet are many times the President’s dearest friends. As well as running significant government organizations, they assume a significant part in the Presidential line of progression — after the Vice President, Speaker of the House, and Senate President start temp ore, the line of progression goes on with the Cabinet workplaces in the request where the divisions were made. Every one of the individuals from the Cabinet takes the title Secretary, with the exception of the top of the Justice Department, who is styled Attorney General.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The U.S. Division of Agriculture (USDA) creates and executes strategies for cultivating farming, and food. Its points incorporate gathering the requirements of ranchers and farmers, advancing horticultural exchange and creation, guaranteeing food handling, safeguarding woodlands and other regular assets, cultivating rustic flourishing, and finishing hunger in America and abroad.
The USDA utilizes almost 100,000 individuals and has a yearly spending plan of around $150 billion. It comprises 16 organizations, including the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Food and Nutrition Service, and the Forest Service. The heft of the division’s financial plan goes towards obligatory projects that offer types of assistance legally necessary, for example, programs intended to give sustenance help, advance horticultural commodities, and monitor our current circumstances.
The USDA additionally assumes a significant part in abroad guide programs by giving overflow food varieties to non-industrial nations. The United States Secretary of Agriculture directs the USDA.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
The Department of Commerce is the public authority organization entrusted with making the circumstances for financial development and opportunity.
The division upholds U.S. business and industry through various administrations, including gathering monetary and segment information, giving licenses and brand names, working on comprehension of the climate and maritime life, and guaranteeing the viable utilization of logical and specialized assets. The organization additionally plans media communications and innovation strategy and advances the U.S. sends out by helping and implementing a worldwide economic alliance.
The United States Secretary of Commerce supervises an $8.9 billion financial plan and in excess of 41,000 representatives.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
The mission of the Department of Defense (DOD) is to give the tactical powers expected to stop the war and safeguard the security of our country. The division’s base camp is at the Pentagon.
The DOD comprises the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as numerous organizations, workplaces, and orders, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the National Security Agency, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. The DOD possesses by far most of the Pentagon working in Arlington, Virginia.
The DOD is the biggest government organization, with more than 1.4 million people training for deployment, in excess of 700,000 regular citizen staff, and 1.1 million residents who serve in the National Guard and Reserve powers. Together, the military and regular citizen arms of DOD safeguard public interests through war-battling, giving helpful guides, and performing peacekeeping and fiasco alleviation administrations.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The mission of the Department of Education is to advance understudy learning and groundwork for school, professions, and citizenship in a worldwide economy by encouraging instructive greatness and guaranteeing equivalent admittance to instructive open doors.
The Department controls administrative monetary guide for advanced education, regulates instructive projects and social equality regulations that advance value in understudy learning open doors, gathers information and patrons research on America’s schools to direct upgrades in training quality, and attempts to supplement the endeavors of state and neighborhood legislatures, guardians, and understudies. The U.S. Secretary of Education supervises the Department’s 4,200 workers and $68.6 billion financial plan.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
The mission of the Department of Energy (DOE) is to propel the public, monetary, and energy security of the United States.
The DOE advances America’s energy security by empowering the improvement of dependable, clean, and reasonable energy. It oversees government financing for logical exploration to add the objective of revelation and advancement — guaranteeing American monetary intensity and working on the personal satisfaction for Americans. The DOE is likewise entrusted with guaranteeing America’s atomic security, and with safeguarding the climate by giving a dependable goal to the tradition of atomic weapons creation.
The United States Secretary of Energy regulates a financial plan of roughly $23 billion and a greater number than 100,000 government and agreement workers.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s important organization for safeguarding the strength of all Americans and offering fundamental human types of assistance, particularly for the people who are least ready to help themselves. Organizations of HHS direct wellbeing and sociology research, work to forestall illness flare-ups, guarantee food and medication security, and give health care coverage.
As well as regulating Medicare and Medicaid, which together give well-being inclusion to one of every four Americans, HHS likewise manages the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control.
The Secretary of Health and Human Services supervises a financial plan of roughly $700 billion and around 65,000 workers. The Department’s projects are controlled by 11 working divisions, remembering eight offices for the U.S. General Health Service, two human administration offices, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) safeguards the American nation from a great many unfamiliar and homegrown dangers. DHS has an expansive and different mission set, including forestalling and upset fear-based oppressor assaults, safeguarding basic framework and regular citizen PC organizations, working with legal exchange and travel, answering and recuperating from cataclysmic events, safeguarding our lines, and managing the movement of people to and from our country.
The third biggest Cabinet division, DHS utilizes in excess of 250,000 individuals and sends a $58 billion yearly financial plan across in excess of 20 parts, including the U.S. Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, U. S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Movement and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 laid out the Department because of the fear-based oppressor assaults of September 11, 2001, and united 22 presidential branch organizations.
The Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and the Secretary of Homeland Security coordinate strategy, including through the Homeland Security Council at the White House and in collaboration with other guard and knowledge organizations.
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
The Department of the Treasury is liable for advancing comprehensive financial flourishing for all Americans.
The Department propels the U.S. furthermore, worldwide monetary development to increase American expectations of living, support networks, advance racial equity, battle environmental change, and encourage monetary soundness. The Department works frameworks that are basic to the country’s monetary foundation, for example, the development of mint pieces and money, the dispensing of installments owed to the American public, the assortment of vital assessments, and the getting of assets expected by legislative institutions to run the central government. The Treasury Department likewise plays out a basic job in upgrading public safety by protecting our monetary frameworks, carrying out monetary authorizations against unfamiliar dangers to the U.S., and distinguishing and focusing on monetary encouraging groups of people that compromise our public safety.
The Secretary of the Treasury regulates a spending plan of roughly a billion and a staff of in excess of 100,000 workers.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
The Department of Veterans Affairs is answerable for regulating benefit programs for veterans, their families, and their survivors. These advantages incorporate annuity, schooling, incapacity remuneration, home credits, extra security, professional restoration, survivor support, clinical consideration, and entombment benefits. Veterans Affairs turned into a bureau-level division in 1989.
Of the million veterans at present alive, almost three of each and every four served during a conflict or an authority time of antagonism. About a fourth of the country’s populace — roughly a million individuals — are possibly qualified for V.A. advantages and administrations since they are veterans, relatives, or overcomers of veterans.
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs supervises a financial plan of roughly billion and a staff of roughly 235,000 representatives.