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White House Office

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20500



CHIEF OF STAFF Mark R. Meadows
Counsel to the President Pasquale A. Cipollone
National Security Advisor Robert C. O'Brien

Implementation (vacancy)
Operations Anthony Ornato

Communications (vacancy)
Presidential Personnel * Justin B. Bis
White House Military Office Rear Adm. Keith B. Davids

Chief of Staff to the First Lady Stephanie Grisham
Counselor to the President Kellyanne E. Conway
Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Julia Nesheiwat
Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Appointments and Scheduling Abigail R. Bacak

* Associate Director


Jared C. Kushner
Policy Stephen Miller
Strategic Communications Mercedes V. Schlapp

The White House Office serves the President in the performance of the many detailed activities incident to his immediate office.


On September 8, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an order that established the divisions of the Executive Office of the President and defined their functions and duties. The National Archives published Executive Order No. 8248 in the Federal Register (4 FR 3864) 4 days later. The President's order established the White House Office as one of five divisions within the Executive Office. It also defined the Office's duties and functions as "to serve the President in an intimate capacity in the performance of the many detailed activities incident to his immediate office."


The President's staff facilitates and maintains communication with the Congress, the heads of executive agencies, the press and other information media, and the general public. The various Assistants to the President aid the President in such matters as he or she may direct.

Sources of Information

Archived Records

The "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" indicates that White House Office records have been assigned to record group 130.

Career Opportunities

The White House Fellows program offers gifted and highly motivated young Americans firsthand experience with the process of governing the Nation and a sense of personal involvement in the leadership of society. | Email:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19)

Guidance on prevention and treatment of COVID–19, as well as updates on the virus and information for specific groups like healthcare professionals and travelers, is available on The website is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, and the White House.

Ethics Pledge

Waiver certifications for White House Office employees are posted in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading at the bottom of the "Disclosures" web page.

Federal Register

Documents that the White House Office published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

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