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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Agencies

Resources

Important Documents and Forms

The table below contains key documents and forms for Federal agencies. Click on the document's title to access or the file type icons if more than one.

NOTE:  The financial forms (e.g., FS Form 7600A and 7600B) for agencies to submit the one-time placement fee for each initial PMF appointment have been updated as of 06/08/2020. Depending on your version of Adobe Reader, you may need to right-click on the link, choose "Save link as..." to save to your desktop, and then open with Adobe. Please use this version for all submissions, including those already in-process.

DocumentDescriptionFile Type
PMF Agency Brochure This brochure is a resource that presents the value proposition of the PMF Program for Federal agencies, what agencies should do if they would like to hire a PMF, and a high level overview of the program. It is a trifold document that should be printed front to back. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and posted 04/2020. Adobe Acrobat Version [2,030 KB]
Onboarding Toolkit for Agency PMF Coordinators This onboarding toolkit is a resource that will help orient new Agency PMF Coordinators to the PMF Program, including their roles and responsibilities. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and posted 04/2020. Adobe Acrobat Version [958 KB]
Change to Agency PMF Coordinator Template This template is used by Federal agencies to change their Agency-wide PMF Coordinator(s), in lieu of a formal change to their Pathways MOU (Memorandum of Understanding). This template is provided in MS Word (doc) file format, and last updated 04/30/2019. MS Word Icon [308 KB]
How an Excepted Service Agency Participates in the PMF Program These instructions and template are for excepted service agencies within or outside of the Executive Branch and wanting to participate in the PMF Program. This document is provided in MD Word (.doc) and Adobe (.pdf) file formats, and last updated 01/16/2020. Adobe Acrobat Version [35 KB]

MS Word Icon [256 KB]
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]
Pathways FAQs This is a link to various Pathways FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) posted on OPM's website. icon_link
PMF LDP (Leadership Development Program) for Fellows This is a link to our webpage that provides information about the PMF LDP for Fellows.  icon_link
PMF LDP Brochure This brochure is a resource that presents a high level overview of the PMF Leadership Development Program (PMF LDP), including its value to Federal agencies and Fellows, a description of what the program includes, and eligibility to participate. It is a trifold document that should be printed front to back. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and posted 05/2020. Adobe Acrobat Version [375 KB]
Pathways Programs Handbook The purpose of the handbook is to provide practical guidance to agency personnel responsible for the implementation and/or administration of the Pathways Programs. The Handbook, which reflects Government-wide guidance, should serve as a template for agencies to use in the development of an agency-specific program. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file effective 08-2016. Adobe Acrobat Version [622 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]
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]
Preparing for Finalists Timeline

This document outlines best practices for Agency PMF Coordinators to prepare for the Class of 2020 Finalists. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and posted 10/2019.

Adobe Acrobat Version [397 KB]
PMF Agency Profile Page Checklist for Agencies

This checklist is used by Agency PMF Coordinators in building and maintaining their Agency Profile Page on the PMF TMS. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and posted on 11/20/2019.

Adobe Acrobat Version [901 KB]
PMF Program's Program Analyst Position Description Templates Infographic This infographic illustrates the PMF Program's Program Analyst Career Ladder Position Description (PD) Templates for agencies. See below for the Guide. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and posted on 08/04/2020. Adobe Acrobat Version [190 KB]
PMF Program's Program Analyst Career Ladder Position Description Templates Guide This Guide contains instructions and Position Description (PD) Templates for agencies to use in creating Program Analyst (GS-0343-9/11/12/13) positions for PMF appointments. This is an MS Word (.doc) file and updated on 09/30/2020. MS Word Icon [110 KB]

PMF TMS Appointment Opportunity Template for Agencies

This template is used by agencies to collect appointment opportunities and post in the PMF TMS. This is an MS Word (.doc) file and posted on 08/06/2010.

MS Word Icon [413 KB]

PMF TMS Rotational Opportunity Template for Agencies

This template is used by agencies to collect rotational opportunities and post in the PMF TMS. This is an MS Word (.doc) file and posted on 08/21/2020.

MS Word Icon [334 KB]

PMF TMS Training Opportunity Template for Agencies

This template is used by agencies and hosting organizations to collect training opportunities and post in the PMF TMS. This is an MS Word (.doc) file and posted on 08/06/2020.

MS Word Icon [319 KB]

PMF TMS Alumni Engagement Opportunity Template

This template is used to submit a request to the PMF Program Office to post an opportunity to the PMF TMS directed to PMF alumni. This is an MS Word (.doc) file and posted on 03/26/2020.

MS Word Icon [259 KB]

PMF Reimbursement Process for Agencies

These are instructions on how to submit reimbursement for an initial PMF appointment and using the FS Forms 7600 A & B; the forms can be found below. This is an Adobe (.pdf) fillable form and updated on 06/08/2020.

Adobe Acrobat Version [249 KB]

FS Form 7600A (General Terms and Conditions (GT&C), Interagency Agreement (IAA) for PMF Reimbursements)

This is form 1-of-2 used by agencies to submit reimbursement for an initial PMF appointment. The FS Form 7600A is mandatory in establishing an Interagency Agreement (IAA) and must be completed and on file before the 7600B can be executed. This is an Adobe (.pdf) fillable form and updated on 06/08/2020.

Adobe Acrobat Version [1,888 KB]

FS Form 7600B (Order Requirements and Funding Information (Order) for PMF Reimbursements)

This is form 2-of-2 used by agencies to submit reimbursement for an initial PMF appointment. The FS Form 7600B is the funding section of the Interagency Agreement (IAA) that creates the fiscal obligation and only valid if the 7600A has been completed and on file. This is an Adobe (.pdf) fillable form and updated on 06/08/2020. 

Adobe Acrobat Version [2,669 KB]
PMF Form 1301, PMF Participant Agreement

This is an optional form for the PMF Participant Agreement. Appointing agencies may customize to fit their program requirements. This is a fillable Adobe (.pdf) form last updated 08/2017.

Adobe Acrobat Version [274 KB]
OPM Form 1302, PMF Individual Development Plan (IDP) This is an optional form that Fellows and agencies may use for a Fellow's IDP (Individual Development Plan). This is a fillable Adobe (.pdf) form last updated 08/2017. Adobe Acrobat Version [262 KB]
OPM Form 1303, PMF Executive Resources Board (ERB) Certification Form This is an optional form that Fellows and agencies may use for the Executive Resources Board (ERB) Certification process. This is a fillable Adobe (.pdf) form last updated 08/2017. Adobe Acrobat Version [247 KB]
OPM Form 1305, PMF Appointment Eligibility Extension Request Form As of 01/2020, the OPM Form 1305 has been discontinued as the process for Appointment Eligibility Extensions has been integrated into the PMF TMS (Talent Management System). Click on the link to the right to be redirected to Agency FAQ #15. icon_link
OPM Form 1306, PMF Appointment Intake Form This is an optional form that Finalists can use for initial appointments or updates, or Fellows to use for updates and reappointments. Agency PMF Coordinators may refer Finalists and Fellows to use this form. This is a fillable Adobe (.pdf) file and last updated 09/2020. Adobe Acrobat Version [1,024 KB]
Sample PMF Rotation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) This is a sample MOU for Fellows and agencies to use when performing a rotation (e.g., developmental assignment or rotation). This sample should be tailored to meet the needs of the specific assignment and agency policies. Fellows should consult with their Supervisor and/or Agency PMF Coordinator for assistance. This MOU is provided as an MS Word (.doc) file format last updated on 08/27/2020. MS Word Icon [94 KB]
SF 62 Agency Request to Pass Over a Preference Eligible or Object to an Eligible [381 KB]
Application Criteria

This document identifies some of the criteria presented to applicants during the annual PMF application process and for Federal agencies when searching current Finalists in the PMF TMS (Talent Management System) on (1) a list of degrees, (2) a list of additional skills, and (3) a list of languages. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and updated 09/20/2020. This file will only be updated if the criteria changes.

 [133 KB]
Army CAA 2020 Finalists Information Guide This document is the Army's Center for Army Analysis Information Guide for Class of 2020 Finalists. This serves as a best practice for agencies to develop their own Information Guide at the organizational level. Please contact the Army Agency PMF Coordinator for any inquiries. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file posted on 12/9/2019.  [2,187 KB]
USDA Forest Service PMF Hiring Manager Handbook This document is a Handbook for Hiring Managers from USDA's Forest Service for Fall 2019. This serves as a best practice for agencies to utilize in developing their own handbooks. Please contact the Forest Service Agency PMF Coordinator for any inquiries. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file posted on 2/3/2020.  [172 KB]
USAID's PMF Program Best Practices This document contains best practices used by USAID for their PMF Program (as of 02/2013). It contains the following:  program policies, program brochure, a table of contents for their PMF Welcome Packet, and a sample newsletter for their Fellows. Please contact the USAID Agency PMF Coordinator for any inquiries. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file posted on 04/10/2015.  [1,438 KB]
PMF Orientation Webinar Slides for PMF Hiring Officials\Supervisors This is a copy of the slides used during the webinar specifically for PMF hiring officials and supervisors. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file as of 07/27/2020.  [329 KB]
PMF Orientation Webinar Slides for Agency PMF Coordinators This is a copy of the slides used during the webinar specifically for Agency PMF Coordinators. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file as of 08/01/2019. [767 KB]
Adobe Connect Quick Start Guide for Participants This is a visual guide for Adobe Connect participants on how to attend an Adobe Connect meeting (including a connection test), join a meeting, meeting audio, and troubleshooting. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file.  [668 KB]
What steps agencies can take in continuing their recruitment efforts during the COVID-19 crisis This one-page flyer covers what steps agencies can take in continuing their recruitment efforts during the COVID-19 crisis. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file as of 04/01/2020.  [151 KB]

UPDATED:  09-30-2020