Bureaus & Offices

The U.S. Department of the Interior is a Cabinet-level agency that manages America's vast natural and cultural resources. Our department employs some 70,000 people, including expert scientists and resource-management professionals, in eleven technical bureaus:

In addition to our eleven bureaus, there are a number of offices that fall under the Office of the Secretary, the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, Solicitor's Office and Office of Inspector General:

Interior bureaus and offices maintain lists of significant guidance documents as called for by the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Bulletin No. 07-02: Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices. This Bulletin establishes policies and procedures for agencies within the Executive Branch to apply in their development, issuance, and use of these significant guidance documents.