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

President Obama's Executive Order 13562 made additional changes to the PMF Program and combined it under the Pathways Programs umbrella. A copy of the regulations (current and previous) can be found below.

The table below contains a variety of Program regulations, policies, Executive orders, and a fact sheet.

Document Description File Type
Pathways Transition and Implementation Guidance As a result of the Pathways regulations, this guidance was created and distributed to participating Federal agencies on how to transition and implement their Pathways Programs as of 06/22/2012. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file. Adobe Acrobat Version [536 KB]
Current Program Regulations Current regulations creating the Pathways Programs, and impacting the PMF Program, posted in the Federal Register on May 11, 2012, as a result of Executive Order 13562. Regulations effective July 10, 2012. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file posted 05/2012. Adobe Acrobat Version [332 KB]
Previous Program Regulations

Previous version of the PMF Program regulations posted in the Federal Register on May 19, 2005, as a result of Executive Order 13318. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file posted 12/2010.

NOTE: These regulations were in effect prior to the current Pathways Programs regulations impacting the PMF Program.

Adobe Acrobat Version [109 KB]
Executive Orders

This Adobe (.pdf) file, posted 12/2010, contains all Program 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. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file last updated on 02/06/2009.

NOTE: This Guide has NOT been updated as a result of the Pathways Programs regulations; efforts are underway to create a new PMF Operations Manual to replace this Guide.

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. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file posted on 05/11/2012. Adobe Acrobat Version [231 KB]

UPDATED: 09-23-2015