Agency PMF Advisory Board
Through consultation with the Agency PMF Coordinators Advisory Board, the PMF Program Office is expanding the advisory board to include additional PMF stakeholders, namely, hiring managers, HR staff, and a current PMF. The expanded board will advise the PMF Program Office on its current services, assist with developing new products, identify best practices, raise issues of concern and act as liaisons with their respective agencies. The new board has been renamed as the “Agency PMF Advisory Board” and has an expanded purpose, function, and membership selection process.
A survey will be sent to all relevant stakeholders where they can express interest in becoming members of the advisory board. Selections will be made in early October, and the first meeting of the new Agency PMF Advisory Board will also be held in October.
The charter for the Agency PMF Advisory Board can be found below.
Agency PMF Advisory Board Charter
- The purpose of the Agency PMF Advisory Board (Advisory Board) is to represent all agency PMF stakeholders government-wide as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in advising the PMF Program Office. Members of the Advisory Board embody the commitment by agency program stakeholders, and PMF Program Office Staff to help develop an innovative, collaborative, and engaged work environment where all will feel encouraged to contribute and participate in the success of the PMF Program. The PMF Program Office encourages open, respectful dialogues around any topic that will help deliver on that commitment.
- Board members will have opportunities to build knowledge and experience in several leadership competencies, such as Problem Solving, Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communications, External Awareness, Technical Management, and Partnering. Competency definitions can be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf.
- The Advisory Board's functions are to:
- Serve as a liaison with the PMF Program Office to represent the interests of their associated agency PMF stakeholders and government-wide,
- Communicate and collaborate with other stakeholders to solicit feedback,
- Identify best practices and assist in the development of new offerings,
- Raise topics of concern for agency stakeholders participating in the PMF Program and come up with effective solutions, and
- Support training, mentoring, and other events for agency stakeholders that the Advisory Board or the PMF Program Office may sponsor.
- Board Selection Process:
- Selection and participation will be open to primarily all Agency PMF Coordinators with at least one year of service as an Agency PMF Coordinator, in addition to and including a diverse pool of other stakeholders that have at least one year of experience participating in the PMF Program (e.g., Fellows, PMF Alumni, Supervisors, Agency HR Staff, Pathway Programs Officers, etc.), including representatives from the PMF Program Office. The Advisory Board will consist of no less than seven individuals each year.
- Board members will serve a one-year term. Members will rotate off the Advisory Board through a staggered replacement process to maintain continuity of its work (e.g., every year half of the participating members [except the PMF Program Office Staff] will rotate off the board to allow new members to join), as needed.
- The PMF Program Office will solicit interest to fill vacancies from the network of Agency PMF Coordinators and other program stakeholders in September and make selection(s) in October. The PMF Program Office will make interim appointments when a member cannot complete his/her term.
- Frequency of meetings to be decided by the Advisory Board.
- The meetings will be facilitated by the PMF Program Office's Agency Liaison.
- Members of the Board must be willing to:
- Attend meetings/events,
- Participate in related meetings/events,
- And contribute 4 hours per month in carrying out the work of the Advisory Board.
- Record Keeping:
- The PMF Program Office's Agency Liaison will maintain minutes of all meetings and provide a summary to all Agency PMF Coordinators during those monthly meetings.