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 level.
Pathways Programs Officer responsibilities include:
- Coordinating the recruitment and on-boarding process for Pathways Participants.
- 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 Pathways Programs,
- 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 webpage.