Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) was established as Balai Pustaka in Johor Bahru on 22 June 1956, while DBP Brunei was established in the 1960s. It was placed under the purview of the then Malayan Ministry of Education. DBP moved from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur. Through Ordinan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka 1959, DBP was granted a charter with its own Board of Governors.
Jawatan Kosong Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Mei 2014 :
Pembantu Tadbir (Kewangan) Gred W17
Pembantu Operasi Gred N11
Pengawal Keselamatan Gred Kp11
Perancang Bahasa Gred S41
Pustakawan Gred S41