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Policy

The PMF Program has a rich history going back to 1977 when President Carter issued Executive Order 12008 establishing "The Presidential Management Intern Program." Three follow-on Executive Orders renamed and refined the program, laying out the rules by which the program would be administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

President Obama's Executive Order 13562 makes additional changes to the PMF Program and combines it under the Pathways Programs umbrella. A copy of the regulations (current and previous) can be found below. In addition, a Pathways PMF Program Factsheet is provided below to outline the changes to the PMF Program. Throughout the coming weeks, the PMF Program Office will be updated other factsheets, guidance, and web content to reflect the changes as a result of the Pathways Programs.

The table below contains links to downloadable regulatory and other information for agencies as well as the text of the five Executive Orders related to the program.

Document Description File Type
Pathways Transition and Implementation Guidance As a result of new regulations, this guidance was created and distributed to participating agencies on how to transition and implement their Pathways Programs as of June 22, 2012. Adobe Acrobat Version [536 KB]
Current Program Regulations Current program regulations posted in the Federal Register on May 11, 2012, as a result of Executive Order 13562. Regulations effective July 10, 2012. Adobe Acrobat Version [332 KB]
Previous Program Regulations Previous version of the program regulations posted in the Federal Register on May 19, 2005, as a result of Executive Order 13318. Adobe Acrobat Version [109 KB]
Executive Orders

Executive Orders from 1977 to the present:

  • Executive Order 13562 of December 27, 2010
  • Executive Order 13318 of November 21, 2003
  • Executive Order 12645 of July 12, 1988
  • Executive Order 12364 of May 24, 1982
  • Executive Order 12008 of August 25, 1977
Adobe Acrobat Version [36 KB]
PMF Guide for Agencies The PMF Guide for Agencies provides information on the roles and responsibilities of the PMF Program Office, Agency PMF Coordinators, PMFs and their supervisors. It also provides program policy and procedural guidance to help agencies administer their PMF Program. As a result of the Pathways Programs regulations, the Guide will be updated as the PMF Program's Operations Manual in the future. Adobe Acrobat Version [413 KB]
Hiring a Presidential Management Fellow Fact Sheet The fact sheet outlines the changes to the PMF Program as a result of the Pathways Programs regulations. Adobe Acrobat Version [231 KB]

UPDATED: 11-15-2012