Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Decimating Cabinet Agencies: A Generic Template

Decimating cabinet agencies is a multistage process.  There is massive duplication and overlapping both within and across cabinet agencies.  In order to decimate redundant activities, it is first necessary to identify all agencies that duplicate or overlap with others.  This is no easy task.

Take, for example, offices of diversity (and female inclusion).  By itself, the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill established 28 separate diversity offices.  There are doubtless hundreds of such offices scattered throughout cabinet agencies.  This is absurd quite apart from the merits of diversity offices.  (Thoughtful Ideas could not find a source stating the total number of diversity offices in the federal government.)

There is only one Internal Revenue Service.  Each year, a higher percentage of tax returns is filed on-line.  The IRS provides an organizational model to deal with the multitude of diversity offices.

One centralized web site would suffice to replace hundreds of individual diversity offices embedded in the federal bureaucracy.  Uniform diversity reporting requirements for public offices, private firms, and non-profit organizations would be submitted on-line.  Those deficient in compliance would be flagged by a specifically written algorithm, similar to that used by the IRS to select tax returns for audit. (Compliance would not be subject to human whim.)   Penalties defined in law would be assessed.  Challenges would be dealt with by trained officers in the centralized office.  Inspectors could be sent into the field when necessary.  This approach would eliminate over 90% of the cost and personnel currently enforcing diversity requirements.

We know from Congressional statements that there are dozens of separate worker training programs, poverty programs, and educational programs.  Subsequent posts in this series of “Decimating Cabinet Agencies” will review the list of agencies and sub-agencies within and across cabinet departments to illustrate the process of shrinking the federal bureaucracy.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Decimating Executive Agencies, Step One

Let’s start with the Executive Office of the President.  The Council of Economic Advisers, which does little other than prepare an annual report on the economy (also prepared by numerous private organizations), the National Economic Council, the Domestic Economic Council, and the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board should be collapsed into one office with the best people from each of the four.  The number of staff should be cut by three-quarters.  If the president wants to hear different opinions on domestic policy, one staff person can compile a daily sample from internet postings and blogs.  See how easy this is.

There is no need for the Council on Environmental Quality given the various agencies in the departments of Energy, Interior, and Justice dealing with environmental issues.

The Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is not a proper function of the federal government.  It is an entity that was established to satisfy a narrow political constituency.

The Office of National AIDS Policy is readily subsumed within any of several agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services.  Ditto for the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

It is a straightforward exercise to eliminate 7 of the 20 agencies in the Executive Office of the President.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Decimating the Executive Branch of the Federal Government

This post presumes the election of Mitt Romney as president on November 6, 2012.  Assuming he is genuinely intent on reducing the scope, size, and cost of government, he should adopt as his symbol the “ax,” not the “scalpel.”  Trimming agency personnel and budgets is not durable.  Only eliminating agencies can remove their cost and the harmful effects of their intervention in the private affairs of individuals and enterprises.

It is important not to announce in advance of taking office those agencies targeted for elimination.  Advance notice would give them time to mobilize supporters around the country to lobby against elimination or massive cuts in funding.

A minimum goal the day after inauguration should be decimation, defunding and eliminating ten percent of all executive agencies.  Any truly vital activity conducted within any of the decimated agencies can be transferred to another department, but survival should be the exception rather than the rule.  Thereafter, a carefully chosen team by the president should recommend another one or more a month for termination, or merger into another department, without input from the agencies.  This shock approach will have the salutary effect of agency heads volunteering to do with less money and personnel to avoid the ax.

Different persons will compile distinct lists, but consensus on which agencies to eliminate is less important than the need to cut right away.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Enormity of U. S. Federal Agencies, Part Four

This post concludes the three-part series that enumerates U.S. federal agencies.

Those of you who want to learn more about the scope of federal agencies, Thoughtful Ideas suggests you look up the budget and number of employees in each agency.  Then, based on the stated mission and activities of each agency, try to estimate the additional harm these agencies cause as they intrude in the private affairs of individuals and enterprises.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Enormity of Federal Agencies, Part Three

The third post in this series concludes the list of U.S. federal agencies that has sprung up and flourished under a succession of Congresses and presidents.  In subsequent posts, Thoughtful Ideas will address the task of paring down the Medusa-like creature that has been steadily transmogrified away from government of, for, and by the people.

Boards and Commissions

    Administrative Committee of the Federal Register
    American Battle Monuments Commission
    Appalachian Regional Commission
    Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (United States Access Board)
    Arctic Research Commission
    Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee
    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
    Broadcasting Board of Governors
    Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
    Chief Acquisition Officers Council
    Chief Financial Officers Council
    Chief Human Capital Officers Council
    Chief Information Officers Council
    Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
    Commission of Fine Arts
    Commission on International Religious Freedom
    Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (United States Helsinki Commission)
    Commission on Wartime Contracting (Will sunset sixty days after issuing final report)
    Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
    Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
    Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States
    Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Defense Acquisition University
    Delaware River Basin Commission
    Denali Commission
    Endangered Species Committee
    Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
    Federal Advisory Committees
    Federal Executive Boards
    Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
    Federal Financing Bank
    Federal Geographic Data Committee
    Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
    Federal Interagency Committee on Education
    Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
    Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
    Federal Library and Information Center Committee
    Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
    Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
    Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission
    Indian Arts and Crafts Board
    Interagency Alternate Dispute Resolution Working Group
    Interagency Council on Homelessness
    Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
    J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
    James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
    Japan-United States Friendship Commission
    Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
    Joint Fire Science Program
    Marine Mammal Commission
    Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
    Millennium Challenge Corporation
    Mississippi River Commission
    Morris K. Udall Foundation
    National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
    National Indian Gaming Commission
    National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
    National Park Foundation
    Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Northwest Power Planning Council)
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
    Preserve America
    Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
    President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
    Presidents Management Council
    Presidio Trust
    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
    Regulatory Service Center (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs)
    Social Security Advisory Board
    Susquehanna River Basin Commission
    Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Veterans Day National Committee
    Vietnam Educational Foundation
    White House Commission on Presidential Scholars (Presidential Scholars Program)
    White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance

Quasi-Official Agencies

    Legal Services Corporation
    Smithsonian Institution
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    State Justice Institute
    United States Institute of Peace
    American Institute in Taiwan

Private Regulatory Corporation

    Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Self-Regulatory Boards

    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
    Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
    National Futures Association
    North American Electric Reliability Corporation

Government Enterprises

    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac)
    Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
    Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
    NeighborHood Reinvestment Corporation (NeighborWorks America)


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Enormity of U. S. Federal Agencies, Part Two

A second tranche of federal agencies consists of almost 70 bodies known as “Independent Agencies and Government Agencies.”  Some are regulatory, some deal with similar issues to those under the ambit of executive departments but are administratively separate from them, some deal with racial and cultural matters, and so forth. 

Independent Agencies and Government Corporations

    Administrative Conference of the United States
    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
    African Development Foundation
    Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
    Central Intelligence Agency
    Commission on Civil Rights
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Corporation for National and Community Service
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting
        Public Broadcasting Service
        National Public Radio
    Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
    Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
    Election Assistance Commission
    Environmental Protection Agency
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Export-Import Bank of the United States
    Farm Credit Administration
    Federal Communications Commission
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Federal Election Commission
    Federal Housing Finance Board
    Federal Labor Relations Authority
    Federal Maritime Commission
    Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
    Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
    Federal Reserve System
        Consumer Financial Protection Agency
    Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
    Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
    General Services Administration
    Institute of Museum and Library Services
    Inter-American Foundation
    International Broadcasting Bureau
    Merit Systems Protection Board
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    National Archives and Records Administration
        Office of the Federal Register
    National Capital Planning Commission
    National Council on Disability
    National Credit Union Administration
        Central Liquidity Facility
    National Endowment for the Arts
    National Endowment for the Humanities
    National Labor Relations Board
    National Mediation Board
    National Science Foundation
        United States Antarctic Program
    National Transportation Safety Board
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
    Office of Compliance
    Office of Government Ethics
    Office of Personnel Management
        Federal Executive Institute
    Office of Special Counsel
    Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive
    Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    Panama Canal Commission
    Peace Corps
    Postal Regulatory Commission
    Railroad Retirement Board
    Securities and Exchange Commission
    Securities Investor Protection Corporation
    Selective Service System
    Small Business Administration
    Social Security Administration
    Tennessee Valley Authority
    U.S. Trade and Development Agency
    United States Agency for International Development
    United States International Trade Commission
    United States Postal Service


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Enormity of U.S. Federal Agencies, Part One

With this year’s tax filing date of April 16, 2016, nearly upon us, it is stunning to see the full list of federal agencies financed by taxes (and borrowing).  This post itemizes Executive Branch agencies.  Others that follow will list Independent Agencies and Government Corporations, Inspectors General, Boards and Commissions, Quasi-Official Agencies, White House Czars, and others.  (It will take a while to read the full list.  Try to imagine the president and his aides and the Congress and its aides knowing what is going on in the federal government.)

Agencies within the Executive Office of the President:

    Council of Economic Advisers
    Council on Environmental Quality
    Domestic Policy Council
    National Economic Council
    National Security Council
    Office of Administration
    Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
    Office of Management and Budget
    Office of National AIDS Policy
    Office of National Drug Control Policy
    Office of Intergovermental Affairs and Public Engagment
    Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Office of the First Lady
    Office of the Vice President
        Office of the Second Lady
    President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board
    President's Intelligence Advisory Board
    United States Trade Representative
    White House Office
    White House Military Office

Agencies within the Department of Agriculture:

    Agricultural Marketing Service
    Agricultural Research Service
    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
    Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
    Economic Research Service
    Farm Service Agency
        Commodity Credit Corporation
    Food and Nutrition Service
    Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Foreign Agricultural Service
    Forest Service
    Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
    National Agricultural Statistics Service
    National Institute of Food and Agriculture
    Natural Resources Conservation Service
    Risk Management Agency
        Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
    Office of Rural Development
    Rural Housing Service
    Rural Utilities Service

Agencies within the Department of Commerce:

    Bureau of the Census
    Bureau of Economic Analysis
    Bureau of Industry and Security
    Economic Development Administration
    Economics and Statistics Administration
    International Trade Administration
        Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
    Minority Business Development Agency
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
        National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
        National Marine Fisheries Service
        National Oceanic Service
        National Weather Service
    National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    Patent and Trademark Office
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
        National Technical Information Service

Agencies within the Department of Defense:

    Department of the Army
        Army Corps of Engineers
    Department of the Navy
        Marine Corps
    Department of the Air Force
    Joint Chief of Staff
    National Guard Bureau
        Air National Guard
        Army National Guard
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
    Defense Commissary Agency
    Defense Contract Audit Agency
    Defense Contract Management Agency
    Defense Finance and Accounting Service
    Defense Information Systems Agency
    Defense Intelligence Agency
    Defense Logistics Agency
    Defense Security Cooperation Agency
    Defense Security Service
    Defense Technical Information Center
    Defense Threat Reduction Agency
    Missile Defense Agency
    National Security Agency
        Central Security Service
    National Reconnaissance Office
    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
    Naval Criminal Investigative Service
    Pentagon Force Protection Agency
    United States Pentagon Police
    American Forces Information Service
    Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
    Department of Defense Education Activity
    Department of Defense Dependents Schools
    Defense Human Resources Activity
    Office of Economic Adjustment
    TRICARE Management Activity
    Washington Headquarters Services

Agencies within the Department of Education:

    Federal Student Aid
    Institute of Education Sciences
    National Center for Education Statistics
        National Assessment of Educational Progress
        Education Resources Information Center
    Office for Civil Rights
    Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Office of Postsecondary Education
    Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
    Office of Vocational and Adult Education

Agencies within the Department of Energy:

    Energy Information Administration
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    National Laboratories & Technology Centers
    National Nuclear Security Administration
    Power Marketing Administrations:
        Bonneville Power Administration
        Southeastern Power Administration
        Southwestern Power Administration
        Western Area Power Administration

Agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services:

    Administration on Aging
    Administration for Children and Families
        Administration for Children, Youth and Families
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
        National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
            National Center for Health Statistics
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Food and Drug Administration
    Health Resources and Services Administration
    Patient Affordable Healthcare Care Act Program {to be implemented fully in 2014}
    Indian Health Service
    National Institutes of Health
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

United States Department of Homeland Security Agencies

    Federal Emergency Management Agency
        U.S. Fire Adminstration
        National Flood Insurance Program
    Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
    Transportation Security Administration
    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
    United States Coast Guard (Transfers to Department of Defense during declared war or national emergency)
        National Ice Center
    United States Customs and Border Protection
        U.S. Border Patrol
    United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    United States Secret Service


    Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
    Office of Health Affairs
        Office of Component Services
        Office of International Affairs and Global Health Security
        Office of Medical Readiness
        Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Biodefense
    Office of Intelligence and Analysis
    Office of Operations Coordination
    Office of Policy
        Homeland Security Advisory Council
        Office of International Affairs
        Office of Immigration Statistics
        Office of Policy Development
        Office for State and Local Law Enforcement
        Office of Strategic Plans
        Private Sector Office


    Directorate for Management

National Protection and Programs

    National Protection and Programs Directorate
        Federal Protective Service
        Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
            National Communications System
            National Cyber Security Division
                United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team
            Office of Emergency Communications
        Office of Infrastructure Protection
        Office of Risk Management and Analysis
        United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)

Science and Technology

    Science and Technology Directorate
        Environmental Measurements Laboratory


    Innovation/Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
    Office of Research
        Office of National Laboratories
        Office of University Programs
        Program Executive Office, Counter Improvised Explosive Device
    Office of Transition
        Commercialization Office
        Long Range Broad Agency Announcement Office
        Product Transition Office
        Safety Act Office
        Technology Transfer Office


    Border and Maritime Security Division
    Chemical and Biological Division
    Command, Control and Interoperability Division
    Explosives Division
    Human Factors Division
    Infrastructure/Geophysical Division

Offices and Institutes

    Business Operations Division
        Executive Secretariat Office
        Human Capital Office
        Key Security Office
        Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
        Office of the Chief Information Officer
        Planning and Management
    Corporate Communications Division
    Interagency and First Responders Programs Division
    International Cooperative Programs Office
    Operations Analysis Division
        Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
        Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute
    Strategy, Policy and Budget Division
    Special Programs Division
    Test & Evaluation and Standards Division

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Agencies

    Federal Housing Administration
    Federal Housing Finance Agency


    Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (HUD)
    Departmental Enforcement Center
    Office of Community Planning and Development
    Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations
    Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
    Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
    Office of Field Policy and Management
    Office of the General Counsel
    Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control
    Office of Hearings and Appeals
    Office of Labor Relations
    Office of Policy Development and Research
    Office of Public Affairs
    Office of Public and Indian Housing
    Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
    Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities


    Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)

United States Department of the Interior

    Bureau of Indian Affairs
    Bureau of Land Management
    Bureau of Reclamation
    Fish and Wildlife Service
    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (formerly Minerals Management Service)
    National Park Service
    Office of Insular Affairs
    Office of Surface Mining
        National Mine Map Repository
    United States Geological Survey

United States Department of Justice

    Antitrust Division
    Asset Forfeiture Program
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
    Civil Division
    Civil Rights Division
    Community Oriented Policing Services
    Community Relations Service
    Criminal Division
    Diversion Control Program
    Drug Enforcement Administration
    Environment and Natural Resources Division
    Executive Office for Immigration Review
    Executive Office for Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces
    Executive Office for United States Attorneys
    Executive Office for United States Trustees
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
    INTERPOL - United States National Central Bureau
    Justice Management Division
    National Crime Information Center
    National Drug Intelligence Center
    National Institute of Corrections
    National Security Division
    Office of the Associate Attorney General
    Office of the Attorney General
    Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management
    Office of the Chief Information Officer
    Office of the Deputy Attorney General
    Office of Dispute Resolution
    Office of the Federal Detention Trustee
    Office of Information Policy
    Office of Intergovernmental and Public Liaison
    Office of Justice Programs
        Bureau of Justice Assistance
        Bureau of Justice Statistics
        Community Capacity Development Office
        National Criminal Justice Reference Service
        National Institute of Justice
        Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
        Office for Victims of Crime
    Office of Legal Counsel
    Office of Legal Policy
    Office of Legislative Affairs
    Office of the Pardon Attorney
    Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties
    Office of Professional Responsibility
    Office of Public Affairs
    Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking
    Office of the Solicitor General
    Office of Special Counsel
    Office of Tribal Justice
    Office on Violence Against Women
    Professional Responsibility Advisory Office
    Tax Division
    United States Attorneys
    United States Marshals
    United States Parole Commission
    United States Trustee Program

United States Department of Labor Agencies and Bureaus

    Bureau of International Labor Affairs
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (DOL)
    Employee Benefits Security Administration
    Employment and Training Administration
    Job Corps
    Mine Safety and Health Administration
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    Veterans' Employment and Training Service
    Wage and Hour Division
    Women's Bureau


    Administrative Review Board
    Benefits Review Board
    Employees' Compensation Appeals Board


    Office of Administrative Law Judges
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
    Office of the Chief Financial Officer
    Office of the Chief Information Officer
    Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
    Office of Disability Employment Policy
    Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
    Office of Labor-Management Standards
    Office of the Solicitor
    Office of Worker's Compensation Program
    Ombudsman for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program

United States Department of State Agencies and Bureaus

 Reporting to the Secretary

    Bureau of Intelligence and Research
    Bureau of Legislative Affairs
    Office of the Legal Adviser

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources

    Executive Secretariat
    Office of the Chief of Protocol
    Office of Civil Rights
    Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
    Office of the United States Global AIDS Coordinator
    Office of War Crimes Issues
    Policy Planning Staff

Reporting to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security

    Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation
    Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
    Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation

Reporting to the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs

    Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
    Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
    Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
    Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Reporting to the Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs

    Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs

Reporting to the Under Secretary for Management

    Bureau of Administration
    Bureau of Consular Affairs
        Office of Overseas Citizens Services
    Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS)
        Diplomatic Security Service (DSS)
        Office of Foreign Missions (OFM)
        Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
    Bureau of Human Resources
        Family Liaison Office
    Bureau of Information Resource Management
    Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
    Bureau of Resource Management
    Foreign Service Institute
    Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing and Innovation

Reporting to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs

    Bureau of African Affairs
    Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
    Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
    Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
    Bureau of International Organization Affairs
    Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
    Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
    Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Reporting to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

    Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
    Bureau of International Information Programs
    Bureau of Public Affairs
        Office of the Historian
    Office of Policy, Planning and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Permanent Diplomatic Missions

    United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna
    United States Mission to the European Union
    United States Mission to the International Civil Aviation Organization
    United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    United States Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
    United States Mission to the Organization of American States
    United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
    United States Mission to the United Nations
    United States Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome
    United States Mission to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva
    United States Observer Mission to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
    United States Permanent Mission to the United Nations Environment Program and the United Nations Center for Human Settlements

United States Department of Transportation Agencies

    Bureau of Transportation Statistics
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Federal Highway Administration
    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    Federal Railroad Administration
    Federal Transit Administration
    Maritime Administration
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
    Research and Innovative Technology Administration
    Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
    Surface Transportation Board

United States Department of the Treasury Agencies and Bureaus

    Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
    Bureau of Engraving and Printing
    Bureau of the Public Debt
    Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
    Federal Consulting Group
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
    Financial Management Service
    Internal Revenue Service
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
        Office of Thrift Supervision
    Office of Financial Stability
    United States Mint


    Office of Domestic Finance
    Office of Economic Policy
    Office of International Affairs
    Office of Tax Policy
    Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
    Treasurer of the United States

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Agencies

    National Cemetery Administration
    Veterans Benefits Administration
    Veterans Health Administration

Boards and Offices

    Board of Veterans' Appeals
    Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
    Center for Minority Veterans
    Center for Veterans Enterprise
    Center for Women Veterans
    Office of Advisory Committee Management
    Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication
    Office of Survivors Assistance
    Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
    Veterans Service Organizations Liaison