Office of the Secretary

Secretary Haaland speaks at a podium next to White House Press Secretary.

The Office of the Secretary includes the Immediate Office of the Secretary, certain secretarial officers, designated staff immediately serving those officials and offices which serve department-wide functions or perform program functions directly on behalf of the Secretary.

About the Secretary

Secretary Haaland leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees who are stewards for 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges and other public lands. The Department oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters, is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 western states and upholds trust responsibilities to the 574 federally recognized American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives. 

Secretary Deb Haaland on Social Media

  • Secretary Haaland speaks with Norah O’Donnell for CBS Evening News.
    Secretary Deb Haaland made history when she became the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary. She is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and a 35th generation New Mexican.

    Meet the Secretary

  • Wildflower bloom at Slinkard Wilderness Study Area at sunset.
    The Department of the Interior plays a central role in how the United States stewards its public lands, increases environmental protections, pursues environmental justice, and honors our nation-to-nation relationship with Tribes.


  • Snow-capped mountains under a cloudy sky at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.
    Learn about leadership in the Office in the Secretary.

    Leadership in the Office of the Secretary

  • Red Cliffs National Conservation Area showcases scenic desert vistas.
    Learn about the offices that report to the Secretary.

    Offices Reporting to the Secretary