Owning Your Experience
While there are many developmental opportunities
afforded you during your two year fellowship, the primary
task of each PMF is to claim ownership for your learning,
career development, and advancement. Some ways to do this are
You must work closely with your Agency PMF
Coordinator, supervisor, and mentor, to ensure that you
are on track for the agency's Executive Review Board (ERB)
review at the end of your fellowship journey. At the end of
the 2-year journey, the agency's ERB will review your progress
and certify that all PMF Program requirements were
successfully completed. If the ERB certifies that you
have successfully completed the requirements of the PMF
Program, at the end of the 2 years you must be
converted without further competition to a term or permanent
position. This must be done within the allotted time frame allowed
by PMF regulations. Agency PMF Coordinators, supervisors, and
mentors should be familiar with their agency's ERB requirements and
any additional guidelines you must follow for successful
certification. Please work closely with your agency to
ensure all is completed on time. The PMF Program requirements
- An Individual Development Plan (IDP) that includes the training
and development plans for the next two years.
- At least 80 hours per year of formal classroom training.
- A minimum of one 4 to 6 consecutive month developmental
assignment in the occupation or functional discipline in
which you are most likely to be placed, with full-time
management and/or technical responsibilities consistent
with your IDP.
- An annual performance plan as well as an annual performance
evaluation in accordance with the agency's rules.
- Participate in OPM/PMF Program and agency-sponsored career
development activities to support and to
enhance your career and continuing education goals.
- Active participation in PMF training opportunities and accept
leadership roles whenever possible.
- Rotational opportunities with consideration to short
and long range career goals.
- Networking with other Fellows.