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{{Short department profile
|name = Department of Health and Human Services
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|name = Department of Transportation
|image = US-DeptOfHHS-Logo.svg
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|image = US-DeptOfState-Seal.svg
|secretary = [[Kathleen Sebelius]]
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|secretary = [[Anthony Foxx]]
|deputy secretary = Daniel Poneman
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|deputy secretary =  
|budget = $892 billion (2012)
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|budget =  
|employment = 14,126 (2011)
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|employment =  
|year =  1977
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|year =   
|website = http://www.hhs.gov/
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|website = http://www.dot.gov/
}}{{tnr}}{{ExecDeptsbox}}The '''Department of Health and Human Services''' is a United States executive department established in 1977The Department was formed to address energy challenges using scientific solutions.<ref name="hist"/><ref name="mission"/>  The Department is led by the current Secretary of Health and Human Services, [[Kathleen Sebelius]].
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}}{{tnr}}{{ExecDeptsbox}}The '''Department of Transportation''' is a United States executive department formed in 1789 to assist the president in foreign and domestic diplomatic affairsThomas Jefferson was the first Secretary of State appointed by President Washington in 1790.<ref name="DOShist">[http://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/short-history ''U.S. Department of State'', "A Short History of the Department of State," accessed July 8, 2013]</ref>  The current Secretary of State is [[John Kerry]], who was confirmed by the Senate on January 29, 2013.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/29/john-kerry-confirmed-as-secretary-of-state/ ''Washington Post'', "John Kerry confirmed as secretary of state," January 29, 2013]</ref>
  
The Department employs 14,126 employees.<ref name="bestplaces">[http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/detail/DN00 ''Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'', "Energy Department," accessed October 4, 2013]</ref> The operating budget for fiscal year 2012 was $892 billion.<ref name="budget">[http://www.hhs.gov/about/budget/fy2012/fy2012bib.pdf ''HHS.gov'', "FY 2012 budget in brief," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref> The Department oversees agencies including, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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The Department of State current employs about 24,000 people both in the U.S. and abroad.<ref name="BestPlaces">[http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/detail/ST00 ''The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government'', "Agency Report: Department of State," accessed July 10, 2013]</ref>
 
==History==
 
==History==
The Department was formed as the cabinet-level Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) in 1953 under President Eisenhower. In 1979 the Department of Education split from HEW, and the Department of Health and Human Services was formed. Below is a list of events throughout the Department's history:<ref>[http://www.hhs.gov/about/hhshist.html ''Department of Health and Human Services'', "Historical Highlights," accessed December 9, 2013]</ref>
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Thomas Jefferson was the first Secretary of State. He was appointed by President Washington in 1790.<ref name="DOShist"/> Jefferson and President Washington lobbied Congress for funding to establish overseas consulates and diplomatic missions. As a result, 16 consulates were established as well as 5 diplomatic missions outside of the United States by 1792.<ref name="DOShist"/> The missions were established as the official diplomatic representatives of the United States sending regular news reports on political and economic developments in their base countries and carrying out directives sent from the United States.<ref name="DOShist"/> The consulates were established to assist U.S. citizens abroad as well as commercial issues.<ref name="DOShist"/> Jefferson's staff included six positions posted in the United States: a chief clerk who wrote all correspondence, three more clerks, one translator and one messenger.  Overseas diplomats were paid small amounts and would usually be resigned to spending their personal fortunes in order to attain high status in their stationed countries.<ref name="DOShist"/> 
*1953: Salk polio vaccine licensed
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*1964: First Surgeon General's report on smoking and health
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During the early 1800s, the Department of State brought significant changes to the geography of the United States, obtaining the Louisiana Purchase, Florida and land bordering Canada on the 49th parallel west to the Rocky Mountains.  President James Monroe and Secretary of State John Quincy Adams established the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, essentially threatening force against those wishing to further colonize the Western Hemisphere.<ref name="DOShist"/>
*1965: Medicare and Medicaid programs created
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*1979: Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education split from (HEW)
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*1984: National Organ Transplantation Act became law
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*1990: Human Genome Project established
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*1996: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) became law
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*1997: State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) created
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*1999: Anti-bioterrorism initiative launched
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*2003: Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act enacted
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*2010: Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law
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==Structure==
 
==Structure==
 
===Mission===
 
===Mission===
The Department of Health and Human Services website states the mission:<ref name="mission">[http://www.hhs.gov/about/ ''HHS.gov'', "About," accessed November 18, 2013]</ref>
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[[File:State Department.jpg|thumb|220px|The United States Department of State building]]
{{Quote|The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services is to help provide the building blocks that Americans need to live healthy, successful lives.}}
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The official Department mission statement is as follows:
 
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{{Quote|Advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.<ref>[http://www.state.gov/s/d/rm/index.htm#mission ''U.S. Department of State'', "Bureau of Budget and Planning," accessed July 8, 2013]</ref>}}
 
===Leadership===
 
===Leadership===
The current Secretary of Health and Human Services is [[Kathleen Sebelius]].
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The Secretary of State is the top advisor to the President on foreign policy. The duties of the Secretary of State include:
 
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*advising the President on diplomatic representatives
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*negotiating, interpreting and terminating treaties and international agreements
 
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*providing information to U.S. citizens and Congress on relations and welfare of foreign countries
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*representing the U.S. in international conferences, organizations and agencies
[[File:HHS org chart.jpg|750px]]
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*administering the Department of State
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*issuing passports to U.S. citizens and foreign diplomatic representatives
  
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===Organizational chart===
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[[File:DOS org chart.jpg]]
 
==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
 
===Budget===
 
===Budget===
The Department of Health and Human Services had a budget of $29.5 billion for the fiscal year 2012. The Department's request for fiscal year 2013 was $27.2 billion, a 7.7% decrease.<ref name="budget"/>
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The requested budget for the 2014 fiscal year is $47.8 billion,<ref>[http://www.state.gov/r/pa/pl/2013/207212.htm ''U.S. Department of State'', "The State Department and USAID Budget," April 10, 2013]</ref> down from the 2013 budget of $51.6 billion.<ref>[http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/02/183808.htm ''U.S. Department of State'', "State and USAID - FY 2013 Budget," February 13, 2012]</ref>
 
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===Employment===
 
===Employment===
Employment trends for the Department are not available.
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''The Best Places to work in the Federal Government'' is a website that tracks workforce trends in federal agencies.  According to their analysis, from 2005-2011, the Department of State has added an average of 94 jobs per year.<ref name="BestPlaces"/>
 
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===Sequester===
==Recent news==
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The Department of State determined furloughs would not be necessary in reaction to the cuts needed during sequestration.  While the budget was originally thought to be cut by $850 million in 2013, the final number only came to $400 million.  The cuts were achieved by lowering travel costs and conferences, a slow down in hiring and adjusting the temperatures of office buildings.<ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/no-sequester-furloughs-state-department-150509516.html ''Yahoo News'', "No sequester furloughs at State Department," May 3, 2013]</ref>
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term '''U.S. + Department + Health + Human + Services'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.hhs.gov/ Official Department of Health and Human Services website]
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*[http://www.state.gov/ Official Department of State website]
*[http://www.hhs.gov/secretary/about/index.html Department of Health and Human Services blog]
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*[http://blogs.state.gov/ Department of State blog]
*[https://www.facebook.com/HHS Official Facebook page]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/usdos Department of State on Facebook]
*[https://twitter.com/HHSGov Official Twitter page]
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*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/statephotos Department of State on Flickr]
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/USGOVHHS Official Youtube channel]
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*[http://plus.google.com/+StateDept Department of State on Google+]
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/hhsgov/ Official Flickr account]
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*[http://statedept.tumblr.com/ Department of State Tumblr]
 
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*[http://twitter.com/StateDept Department of State on Twitter]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/statevideo Department of State Youtube channel]
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Executive departments of the United States]]
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Revision as of 11:35, 13 December 2013

Department of Transportation
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Secretary:Anthony Foxx
Official website:http://www.dot.gov/

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Executive Departments of the United States

Executive Departments
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Department Secretaries
Chuck HagelJohn KerryJeh JohnsonEric HolderPenny PritzkerArne DuncanJack LewTom VilsackErnest MonizTom PerezAnthony FoxxSally JewellSylvia Mathews BurwellJulian Castro
The Department of Transportation is a United States executive department formed in 1789 to assist the president in foreign and domestic diplomatic affairs. Thomas Jefferson was the first Secretary of State appointed by President Washington in 1790.[1] The current Secretary of State is John Kerry, who was confirmed by the Senate on January 29, 2013.[2]

The Department of State current employs about 24,000 people both in the U.S. and abroad.[3]

History

Thomas Jefferson was the first Secretary of State. He was appointed by President Washington in 1790.[1] Jefferson and President Washington lobbied Congress for funding to establish overseas consulates and diplomatic missions. As a result, 16 consulates were established as well as 5 diplomatic missions outside of the United States by 1792.[1] The missions were established as the official diplomatic representatives of the United States sending regular news reports on political and economic developments in their base countries and carrying out directives sent from the United States.[1] The consulates were established to assist U.S. citizens abroad as well as commercial issues.[1] Jefferson's staff included six positions posted in the United States: a chief clerk who wrote all correspondence, three more clerks, one translator and one messenger. Overseas diplomats were paid small amounts and would usually be resigned to spending their personal fortunes in order to attain high status in their stationed countries.[1]

During the early 1800s, the Department of State brought significant changes to the geography of the United States, obtaining the Louisiana Purchase, Florida and land bordering Canada on the 49th parallel west to the Rocky Mountains. President James Monroe and Secretary of State John Quincy Adams established the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, essentially threatening force against those wishing to further colonize the Western Hemisphere.[1]

Structure

Mission

The United States Department of State building

The official Department mission statement is as follows:

Advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.[4][5]

Leadership

The Secretary of State is the top advisor to the President on foreign policy. The duties of the Secretary of State include:

  • advising the President on diplomatic representatives
  • negotiating, interpreting and terminating treaties and international agreements
  • providing information to U.S. citizens and Congress on relations and welfare of foreign countries
  • representing the U.S. in international conferences, organizations and agencies
  • administering the Department of State
  • issuing passports to U.S. citizens and foreign diplomatic representatives

Note: Votes marked "N/A" represent voice votes or unrecorded votes. Missing votes will be filled as they are researched.

Organizational chart

DOS org chart.jpg

Analysis

Budget

The requested budget for the 2014 fiscal year is $47.8 billion,[6] down from the 2013 budget of $51.6 billion.[7]

Employment

The Best Places to work in the Federal Government is a website that tracks workforce trends in federal agencies. According to their analysis, from 2005-2011, the Department of State has added an average of 94 jobs per year.[3]

Sequester

The Department of State determined furloughs would not be necessary in reaction to the cuts needed during sequestration. While the budget was originally thought to be cut by $850 million in 2013, the final number only came to $400 million. The cuts were achieved by lowering travel costs and conferences, a slow down in hiring and adjusting the temperatures of office buildings.[8]

External links

References