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United States Government Information @ Pitt: Independent Agencies

This guide will assist you in locating and using U.S. government information.

What is an independent agency?

Independent agencies of the United States federal government are those agencies that exist outside of the federal executive branch . More specifically, the term is used to describe agencies that, while constitutionally part of the executive branch, are independent of presidential control, usually because the president's power to dismiss the agency head or a member is limited.

Independent Agencies

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