Bureau ( ) may refer to:

Agencies and organizations

Public administration Public administration is the implementation of government policy Public policy is a course of action created and/or enacted, typically by a government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, g ...
offices of various kinds *
Government agencies A government or state agency, sometimes an appointed commission, is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the machinery of government The machinery of government (sometimes abbreviated as MoG) is the interconnected structures and proce ...
of various kinds *
News bureau A news bureau is an office for gathering or distributing news News is information about current events. This may be provided through many different Media (communication), media: word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, electr ...
, an office for gathering or distributing news, generally for a given geographical location *
Bureau (European Parliament) The Bureau of the European Parliament is responsible for matters relating to the budget, administration, organisation and staff. It is composed of the President of the European Parliament along with all 14 Vice President of the European Parliament, ...
, the administrative organ of the Parliament of the European Union *
Federal Bureau of Investigation The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the domestic intelligence Intelligence has been defined in many ways: the capacity for abstraction Abstraction in its main sense is a conceptual process where general rules and concept Conce ...

Federal Bureau of Investigation
, the leading internal law enforcement agency in the United States *
Service bureau A service bureau is a company that provides business services Service may refer to: Activities :''(See the Religion section for religious activities)'' * Administrative service, a required part of the workload of Faculty (academic staff), univer ...
, a company which provides business services for a fee *
Citizens Advice Bureau Citizens AdviceCitizens Advice is the operating name of The National Association of Citizens Advice Bureau which is the umbrella charity for a wider network of local advice centres. The abbreviation CitA is sometimes used to refer to this nationa ...
, a network of independent UK charities that give free, confidential help to people for money, legal, consumer and other problems


* Desk, a piece of furniture, typically a table used for office work * Chest of drawers, a piece of furniture that has multiple, stacked, parallel drawers


* Bureau County, Illinois * Bureau Lake, a body of water in the Gouin Reservoir, in Quebec, Canada

Other uses

* The Bureau, English New Wave soul music group * The Bureau (TV series), ''The Bureau'' (TV series), original title: , a French political thriller series * ''Le Bureau'', a 2006 French adaptation of the British television series ''The Office'' * Bureau (surname)

See also

*Bureaucracy {{disambiguation French words and phrases