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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Become A PMF

2014 Application

The PMF Class of 2014 application is now closed. The application dates were October 1-15, 2013 (see Timeline below). The application will be accessible via an announcement on USAJOBS ( once it opens. Information for the 2015 application will be updated next summer.

Applicants will need to submit a resume, transcript, and supporting documentation for requesting reasonable accommodations, claiming Veterans' Preference, and/or Native American (Indian) Preference.

When the application opens, applicants will be prompted to create an on-line account and issued an Applicant Identification Number (ID#). When creating your applicant account, please be sure to use an accessible email address, remember your Applicant ID# and secret question/answer. If you are locked out of your account, you will need to remember the answer to your secret question. After three failed login attempts, you will need to send an email to using the email address associated to your application.

Applicants are encouraged to consult the Become A PMF and FAQs sections of the website for general information, and the Assessment Preparation Guide for details about this year's assessment process.


(All deadlines are 11:59:59 PM, Eastern Time)

NOTE: The dates below are subject to change. Please check frequently for any updates.

Date Description
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Application for the PMF Class of 2014 opens via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at; search for "Presidential Management Fellows." Eligible applicants must also complete the on-line assessment prior to the announcement closing.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Application for the PMF Class of 2014 closes
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Deadline for applicants to submit supporting documentation for any claims for Veterans' Preference and/or Native American (Indian) Preference
November 22, 2013
  • Applicants notified of eligibility
  • Semi-Finalists selected and notified
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Semi-Finalists' Coffee Chat, by invitation only

Late November 2013

Semi-Finalists receive invitational email to reserve their In-Person Assessment

January - February 2014

In-person assessments conducted for Semi-Finalists
(see location and dates below)

April 10, 2014 Semi-Finalists notified of Finalist status via email
April 28, 2014 PMF Class of 2014 Finalists In-Person Job Fair
Summer 2014 PMF Class of 2014 Finalists Virtual Job Fair
April 10, 2015 PMF Class of 2014 Finalists' Appointment Eligibility Deadline

How to Apply

The PMF Program solicits applicants annually via an announcement on USAJOBS ( Announcements will include detailed instructions on how to apply.


Prepare Before You Start
Allow at least 3 hours to complete the entire application to include the biographical information, document submission, the on-line assessment, and required essays.


Applying for the PMF Program
From USAJOBS (, enter "Presidential Management Fellows" as the keywords to search for the announcement. NOTE: The announcement will only appear when it is open on USAJOBS.


Check System Requirements
Check your system prior to starting your application to ensure you meet the specified requirements. Various system requirements can be found under Application Process.


Begin the Application
Follow the instructions to create a user account or log into an existing account. Have your documents ready for submission. The application requires a transcript. Please follow the transcript requirements and request from your school early. The application and assessment system are available at


Submit Veterans' Preference Documents (if applicable)
If claiming veterans' preference, follow the instructions during the application. Additional information can be found under Veterans' Preference.


Submit Other Documentation
All applicants must submit a resume and transcript. Upload documents under the corresponding document type of file. Applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation must submit necessary documentation.


Complete the On-line Assessment and Essays
The on-line assessment takes approximately 1-2 hours to finish.  Also, ensure completion of all required short essays.


Certify and Submit Application
Consult the announcement before certifying responses and submitting completed application to verify completion of all requirements.


Application Review
Once you submit your application, you will be able to review the completed application (with the exception of the on-line assessment). You may make changes to any items, other than the on-line assessment, prior to announcement closing date.


Check Application Status
Log back into your application account to check your status.

In-Person Assessments

The 2014 in-person assessments will be conducted at the following location and dates. NOTE: The dates below are subject to change. Please check frequently for any updates.

Washington, DC Metro Area:

State Department - 44 Annex
301 4th St, SW
Washington, DC 20547

Closest Metro Rail Stations: Federal Center SW or L'Enfant Plaza

January 13 - February 7, 2014 and February 14, 2014

February 10 - February 12, 2014 (STEM track only)

February 18-19, 2014 - Make-up Sessions

The 2014 Assessment Preparation Guide can be found at the bottom of the Assessment Process webpage.

UPDATED: 06-18-2014