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The Cabinet of the United States of JBR (shortened as the Cabinet) is composed of the most senior officials of the Executive Branch of the United States of JBR and are the top advisers to the President and Monarch. The Cabinet is divided into separate departments and those departments may be separated into agencies. The nominal head of the Cabinet is the King while the actual head is the Cabinet President who is the most senior official in the Cabinet. Cabinet officials are all appointed by the President and serve at his pleasure without the discretion of the Congress. Likewise, they (he/she) may also dismiss or suspend an official at any given time, at their (his/her) own will. Departments can be created, dissolved, or merged by the President and the salary of the all people working in the Cabinet (governmental officials and civilian workers alike) are determined by the Monarch. All of the heads of each department (except the Department of Offense, Defense, and Peace) are referred as Secretary while their immediate assistants are referred as Under Secretary.
Constitutional and legal basisEdit
Article One, section two, sub-section two, clause two states that the President
|“||shall have the power to make treaties (with at least two-thirds of the Congress present at the signing), appoint ambassadors, public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and other officers of the United States of JBR with the approval of the Congress. The President may independently set and appoint their own Cabinet members and people for the High Executive Committee which shall be members of the Branch from the rank of Colonel to the President themselves.||”|
While the President requires Congress approval to appoint non-Cabinet level officers, the Constitutions allows the President to personally appoint any officers in the Cabinet without any approval from the Congress. It is possible that any sitting Cabinet official can be retained to incoming Presidents.
Other constitutional referencesEdit
The Constitution does not provide any other references regarding the Cabinet and allows the President, Congress, and the People's Branch to decide on the function and structure of the Cabinet. In the Charter of Aligned Governors and Officials, a secondary constitutional document, under Article Three, Section One, it states that no sitting member within the Congress or Supreme Court may become appointed by the President. For these people to become appointed, they are required to resign their positions before becoming a potential nominee. This ensures that no legislative or judicial member obtains additional benefits and power from the Cabinet and being able to gain a disdainful advantage of gaining additional votes in the Congress (this is especially true for those part of the Congress itself).
Under the JBRican Code, the President is prohibited from appointing family members to the Cabinet. Family-shared power was ensured that it would be exclusively used within the Royal Family and the Lower Royal Family only.
As with most government officials, all Cabinet officials receive their salaries as determined by the King and Queen. The default salary for all Cabinet officials is $100,000 and can be adjusted accordingly to their experience, merits, and contributions.
Precedence and successionEdit
Order of precedenceEdit
During Presidential meetings that include the Cabinet, members are seated according to their order of precedence, with higher-ranking officials seated to the right of the table. Hence, the President is always at the right end of the table while the Secretary of Communications and Virtual Interaction to the left end of the table. The King must always be to the right of the President (hence, as the President's right-hand man) and the Vice King to the left of the President.
Order of successionEdit
The Cabinet is part of the line of succession, which determines the order in which Cabinet officials succeed to the office of the president following the death, impeachment, resignation, or disappearance of the president. At the top of the order of succession are the Vice President, the Chancellor, the Supreme Field Marshal, and the Senate Officer, the President pro tempore, and the Cabinet President. It is a common practice not to have the entire Cabinet in one location including ceremonial occasions, where at least three members do not attend. These three officials are the designated survivors and are secured in an undisclosed location. In the event that the President, Vice President, Chancellor, and the heads of the Congress, and the rest of the Cabinet are killed, the designated survivor with the higher order of precedence will assume Presidency and the latter two their respective posts (Vice President and Chancellor). The members of the Royal Families are not included in the order of succession and thus, will not interfere with the order whether alive or dead. In the event that all members die including the designated survivors, the Royal Families must still remain within their posts. An election is held and the highest official alive (not including the Monarchies) will assume as Acting President until a new designator is chosen.
|Department||Office||Incumbent||Image||in office since|
|Department of Offense, Defense, and Peace||Supreme Field Marshal||James Chor||—||October 16, 2010|
|Department of Diplomacy and State|| Vice President (nominal) |
| Hayden Painter (nominal) |
|—||June 16, 2011|
|Department of Treasury, Commerce, and Mint||Secretary of Treasury, Commerce, and Mint||George Thompson||October 16, 2010|
|Department of Law and Justice||Secretary of Law and Justice||Lisa Hue||October 16, 2010|
|Department of National Preservation and Environment||Secretary of National Preservation and Environment||Barry Hudson||October 19, 2010|
|Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Artificial Production||Secretary of Agriculture, Trade, and Artificial Production||Carey Sawyer||October 16, 2010|
|Department of Labor||Secretary of Labor||Gary Oaks||October 16, 2010|
|Department of Health, Human Services, and Nourishment||Secretary of Health, Human Services, and Nourishment||David Quach||—||October 24, 2010|
|Department of Housing, Urban Development, and Construction||Secretary of Housing, Urban Development, and Construction||Hugo Santos||November 29, 2010|
|Department of Transportation and Space Exploration||Secretary of Transportation and Space Exploration||Eric Gates||October 17, 2010|
|Department of Energy and Resources||Secretary of Energy and Resources||Barry Hudson II||December 11, 2010|
|Department of Veteran and Disabled Affairs||Secretary of Veteran and Disabled Affairs||Freddy McKenzie||November 9, 2010|
|Department of Homeland Security, Immigration, and Naturalization||Secretary of Homeland Security, Immigration, and Naturalization||Farrell Forrest||April 29, 2011|
|Department of Culture, Ethnics, and Religious Liberty||Secretary of Culture, Ethnics, and Religious Liberty||Hilda Warren||January 9, 2011|
|Department of Community and Local Affairs||Secretary of Community and Local Affairs||Freida Perries||October 19, 2010|
|Department of Media and Public Affairs||Secretary of Media and Public Affairs||Morris Chuck||October 16, 2010|
|Department of Pacifican Coordination and Diplomatic Affairs||President||Justin Vuong||December 8, 2010|
|Department of Science, Technology, and Development||Secretary of Science, Technology, and Development||Jack Rodriguez||October 16, 2010|
|Department of Child and Parental Services||Secretary of Child and Parental Services||Lewis Yale||October 31, 2010|
|Department of Congressional Affairs||Secretary of Congressional Affairs||Gale Fosale||June 16, 2011|
|Department of Communications and Virtual Interaction||Secretary of Communications and Virtual Interaction||Rice Tawny||October 19, 2010|