Executive Offices and Their Duties

There are an estimated 12 state executive offices throughout the United States. But not all executive offices actually exist in all states. Of those offices,nine are located in five states: California,Hawaii,Illinois,Maryland and Massachusetts. Additionally,five executive offices are located in District of Columbia (including two located at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office),and five executive offices are located in the District of Columbia (two located in the Department of Commerce). Two executive offices are located in the Northern Mariana Islands; one is located in Puerto Rico and the other in the Dominican Republic. In addition,the District of Columbia has a separate division of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Although there are no specific requirements for being considered an Executive Office,each executive office must have an Office of Legal Policy or Office of Policy. An Office of Policy is required to be in place during the term of office for the District of Columbia State Superintendent of Schools. Also,an Office of Policy is required to be in place for the District of Columbia Attorney General. An Office of Policy is also required for the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Secretary of Labor. The Office of Policy is also required for the Director of the U.S. Department of Education. An Office of Policy is also required for the Department of the Interior (including the U.S. Minerals Management Service and the U.S. Forest Service). Each executive office must also maintain an Office of Policy.
It is important to remember that some executive offices are actually private offices while others are government agencies. Some executive offices are independent,while some are part of a larger agency. As you research which offices are located in your home or business,check with the Federal Register to find out the name of the executive office that is currently in operation and the name of its current leadership. Then contact the office and ask about its responsibilities and other information. Ask if you can take any tour or tours of the office so that you can see what the office looks like. Once you are satisfied with the office,make arrangements to tour it.

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