Pathways Programs Officer
For those Federal agencies that choose to participate in a
Pathways Program (e.g., the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)
Program), it must designate a Pathways Programs Officer (PPO). The
PPO is responsible for administering the agency's Pathways
Programs. The PPO must be a position at the agency's headquarters
Pathways Programs Officer responsibilities
- Coordinating the recruitment and on-boarding process for
- Coordinating the agency's Pathways Programs plan with agency
stakeholders and other hiring plans.
- Serves as a liaison with the U.S. Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) by
- providing updates on the agency's implementation of its
- clarifying technical or programmatic issues,
- sharing agency best practices, and
- other similar duties.
- Serves as OPM's primary contact on policies, procedures, and
program changes for its Pathways Programs.
- Reports to OPM on the agency's implementation of its Pathways
Programs and individuals hired under these Programs (e.g.,
workforce and succession planning).
- Identify the agency's designated Agency PMF Coordinator
responsible for administering the agency's PMF Program and serving
as a liaison with OPM.
- Ensure the timely submission of the PMF reimbursement fee to
the PMF Program Office.
A copy of the Pathways Programs regulations, along with other
agency resources, can be found under the Agencies\Resources
webpage. For a current list of participating Federal agencies and
their designated Agency PMF Coordinators, please follow the
instructions under the Agencies\List of Coordinators