One of the first orders of business for any newly chosen American president is to figure out his or her cabinet, the group of high-level officials who direct policy in major areas of the government. Much like the run-up to the election, President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet selection has been widely covered and dominated by rumors.
Nearly every famous Republican's name has come up in connection with a cabinet position in the past week. To help you keep it all straight, here's a list of what we know for sure about the Trump White House.
This story will be continually updated as news of the cabinet nominees breaks.
Chief of Staff: Officially chosen. The appointment of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was confirmed by Trump's transition team Sunday.
National Security Adviser: Officially chosen. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has been offered the post, the Trump transition team confirmed Friday.
Secretary of State: Not chosen. Candidates include former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former ambassador John Bolton and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, Reuters reported Friday.
Secretary of the Treasury: Not chosen. Applicants include ex-Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin, Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon — the last of whom reportedly rejected the job, according to CNN.
Secretary of Defense: Not chosen. Candidates include Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton, former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Politico reported.
Attorney General: Officially chosen. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions will be nominated for the position, Trump's transition team confirmed Friday.
Secretary of the Interior: Not chosen. Applicants include Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm, the Washington Post reported.
Secretary of Agriculture: Not chosen. Contenders include Texas Agriculture Secretary Sid Miller, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and National Council of Farmer Cooperatives head Chuck Connor, according to Politico.
Secretary of Commerce: Not chosen. Candidates include investor Wilbur Ross, Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, CNN reported.
Secretary of Labor: Not chosen. Possibilities include Equal Employment Opportunity Commission leader Victoria Lipnic, Politico reported.
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Not chosen. Candidates include former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Georgia Rep. Tom Price, Politico reported. But it won't be former GOP candidate Ben Carson, who recently said he doesn't want to join Trump's cabinet because he has no experience.
Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development: Not chosen. Possible choices include Pamela Patenaude, the director of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, and Rob Astorino, who ran for New York governor in 2014, according to the National Mortgage Professional Magazine.
Secretary of Transportation: Not chosen. Possibilities include Florida Rep. John Mica, former National Transportation Safety Board chairman Mark Rosenker, according to Politico.
Secretary of Energy: Not chosen. Candidates include Perry and Hamm, according to NJ.com.
Secretary of Education: Not chosen. People being considered include Indiana Rep. Luke Messer, Hoover Institution research fellow William Evers and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Politico reported.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Not chosen. The leading choice is House Veterans Affairs Committee chairman Jeff Miller, according to the New York Times.
Secretary of Homeland Security: Not chosen. Candidates include Giuliani and Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, according to CNN.
CIA Director: Probably chosen. Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo was offered — and accepted — the job, the Washington Post reported Friday.