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Office of the Executive Secretariat (OES)

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USDA's Office of the Executive Secretariat (OES) serves the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture by managing the official correspondence of the immediate Office of the Secretary, maintaining the official records, and assisting the Office of the Secretary with special projects.

OES is responsible for organizing, storing, and providing access to the Secretary's records-including national security classified items. OES preserves required official records and serves as a valuable source of institutional memory for the entire Department.

To communicate with the Secretary of the USDA:

For a faster response, please send correspondence to the Secretary via email:

Optional modes of communication via mail or call for questions:

The Honorable Thomas Vilsack
United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250
(202) 720-7100
Our Mail Center stop code is 3301

Many requests for information or comments to the Secretary are handled by other USDA offices. Please peruse this list to see if one of these websites provides the information you are seeking: