executive branch

enforces laws

Duties of the executive branch

The executive branch is responsible for enforcing the laws passed by the legislative branch. The governor is the chief executive officer of the state that shares control of the state's executive branch with other elected officials. The executive officer provides the programs and operations of the state government and more directly serves the people.

department of civil service

This department is a uniform system of pay schedules and promotion is dependent upon objective factors, such as length of service. The department has been working to give state agencies more flexibility in hiring and in pay.


The department of public safety and corrections is required to appoint a deputy secretary for public safety services and a deputy secretary for correction services. The department of public safety and corrections has an office of management and finance for public safety services and an office of management and finance for correction services.

appointed board and commissions

the executive branch has 500 plus boards and commissions, with new boards being created every year. They have the responsibility of a great number of programs.

22 executive departments

The Cabinet- has 15 executive departments

Department of Agriculture- develops policy on farming and agriculture and food.

The Department of Commerce- improves living standards for all Americans by promoting economic development and technological innovation.

Department of defense- provides military forces to protect and secure out Country.

Department of education- fosters education excellence and equal access to education.

Department of energy- advances the national, economic, emery security of the US.

Department of health and human services- works to prevent disease outbreaks, assure food and drug safety and provide health insurance.

Department of home land security- prevents terrorist attacks and protects American people.

Department of housing and Urban development- addresses america's housing needs.

Department of the interior- protects American natural resources, offers recreation opportunities and protect fish and wild life.

Department of Justice- enforce the law and defends the interest of the US according to the law.

Department of Labor- address job training, safe working conditions, and fair pay.

Department of State- employments the president foreign policy.

Department of transportation- insures fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation.

Department for the Treasury- is responsible for economic prosperity.

Department of veterans affairs- administers benefits for veterans and their family's.