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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Become A PMF

2015 Application

The PMF Class of 2015 application opening period is expected to be October 1-15, 2014.

This webpage will be updated in the summer to provide additional information for the PMF Class of 2015 application and assessment process.

The application will be accessible via an announcement on USAJOBS ( once it opens.

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

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. Those with existing accounts will need to login using their Applicant ID# or the email address they used upon creating the account. Many applicants create an account with their school email address and try to login via their personal email address. Please use your Applicant ID# for logging into the system and referencing it when corresponding with the PMF Program Office.

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 the 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
October 1, 2014

Application for the PMF Class of 2015 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.

October 15, 2014 Application for the PMF Class of 2015 closes
Two Weeks After Announcement Closes Deadline for applicants to submit supporting documentation for any claims for Veterans' Preference and/or Native American (Indian) Preference
4-6 Weeks After Announcement Closes
  • Applicants notified of eligibility
  • Semi-Finalists selected and notified
  • Semi-Finalists start scheduling their in-person assessment
4-6 Weeks After Semi-Finalists Notified

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

4-6 Weeks After In-Person Assessment Conclude Semi-Finalists notified of Finalist status via email

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 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 essays.


Certify and Submit Application
Consult the announcement before certifying responses and submitting 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

This section will be updated once additional information on dates/location of the 2015 in-person assessments is known. The 2015 in-person assessments will only take place in Washington, DC.

For email updates on the PMF Class of 2015 and future applications, we suggest you subscribe to the PMF Listserv for updates (subscribe from our homepage).

UPDATED: 08-05-2014