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The Cabinet is composed by the Constitutional Cabinet, composed by the Secretaries established by the Constitution, and the Operational Cabinet, composed by the Secretaries established by extraconstitutional Puerto Rican law or appointed by the Governor. These Cabinets do not exist as agencies, but are referred as such in transcripts, records, official documents, and conversations for brevity and easiness.

All Cabinet members are nominated by the Governor and then presented to the Senate for advise and consent by a simple majority. If they are approved, they are sworn in and then begin their duties. All members receive the title of Secretary.

Members of the Cabinet serve at the pleasure of the Governor, who may dismiss them or reappoint them (to other posts) at will.

Cabinet Secretaries
Post Member
Secretary of Economic Development and Commerce Alberto Bacó Bagué
Secretary of Natural and Environmental Resources Carmen Guerrero Pérez
Secretary of State David Bernier
Secretary of Health Francisco Joglar Pesquera
Secretary of Family Affairs Idalia Colón Rondón
Secretary of Corrections and Rehabilitation José Negrón Fernández
Secretary of Justice Luis Sánchez Betances
Secretary of Treasury Melba Acosta
Secretary of Transportation and Public Works Miguel Torres Díaz
Secretary of Agriculture Myrna Comas Pagán
Secretary of Consumer Affairs Nery Adamés Soto
Secretary of Sports and Recreation Ramón Orta
Secretary of Education Rafael Román Meléndez
Secretary of Housing Rubén Ríos Pagán
Secretary of Labor and Human Resources Vance Thomas
Cabinet-Level Officers
Post Member
Director, Office of Management and Budget Carlos Rivas
Chief of Staff, Secretariat of Governance Ingrid Vila Biaggi
President, Government Development Bank Javier Ferrer
Director, Federal Affairs Administration Juan Eugenio Hernández Mayoral
President, Planning Board Luis García Pelatti
As at January 2, 2013
source: http://www.topuertorico.org/government.shtml
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