Become a PMF
Applying is only the first
The PMF Program accepts applications annually. When the
application window opens, you will find an announcement on
USAJOBS at www.USAJOBS.gov y searching the key words
"Presidential Management Fellows". We strongly encourage you to
review the entire Become A PMF section of this website,
including the Frequently
Applying to the Program is only the first step in becoming a
PMF. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements
apply in the Fall. Applicants will be directed to create an
applicant user account on the Apply Site of the PMF TMS (Talent
Management System). The application announcement on USAJOBS will
contain the direct link to the Apply Site.
During the application process, you must take an on-line
assessment and submit a resume and transcript. Within a few weeks
after the application closes, we will review applicants for
eligibility, school accreditation, complete applications, and
Top performing applicants will be selected as Finalists.
Finalists are eligible for appointment as a Fellow with a
participating Federal agency.
For technical support during the
application process, please select the "Help" link in the upper
right-hand corner (on the blue menu bar) on the Apply Site. You
will be redirected to the Application Help webpage. There are
separate methods for contacting in in regards to general
information and technical support during the application and
System and Browser
The browser requirements for
the systems used during the application and on-line assessment
process appear below. Please use the recommended browsers and
settings. To prevent inconsistencies and any technical problems,
applicants should refrain from using other browsers not
It is recommended that you clear your cache by deleting your
browser history under your Tools/Internet Options menu before
creating a user account and applying to the program.
In order for the application and on-line assessment to display
and function properly on your computer, we recommend the
- Use a broadband internet connection. Dial-up connections affect
the performance of the system and are not
- Use one of the following supported browsers:
- Google Chrome (recommended),
- Internet Explorer (IE) 10 and above, including Edge, or
- Mozilla Firefox.
- Disable Pop-up blockers.
The system requirements needed for the on-line assessment can
also be found in the Assessment Preparation
Document File Types
The following outlines the document file types accepted during
the application process:
- File format must be in gif image (.gif), jpeg image (.jpg), png
image (.png), rich text format (.rtf), Microsoft Word (.doc or
.docx), Adobe pdf (.pdf), or Word Perfect (.wpd)
- File size must not exceed 3MB (megabytes) per
- Upload each document in the respective section
- File must not include macros or scripts of any kind
Please avoid using spaces as part of the file name when
uploading as part of the application (e.g., "university
transcript.pdf") or periods or commas; instead, use an underscore
or dash (e.g. " _ ", "-"). Any file uploaded with spaces in the
file name will automatically be converted to show underscores.
NOTE: Please do not submit any letters of
recommendation or any documents containing photos.
NOTE: When an applicant creates their applicant
user account, an automated email is sent to the applicant to
validate their email address. The automated email comes from
When creating an applicant user account to apply to the PMF
Program, please ensure the email address you provide is current and
accessible throughout the application, assessment, and selection
process. Follow the instructions on the login screen if you have
forgotten your password.
You do not need to create and use a
USAJOBS applicant account to apply to the PMF Program.
During the application process, you will be prompted to enter
personal and contact information. Please avoid using dashes,
commas, apostrophes, or other special characters in the name
During the application period, email is the best way to
communicate with the PMF Program Office. Therefore, please provide
a current email address in your application that you can access
throughout the application, assessment, and selection processes.
Please consider using a third-party email provider instead of your
school or work email address, as many of these email servers block
our emails. We recommend that you add the following email addresses
to your "safe" or "allowed email list" and email address book:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and
Emails from applicants, Finalists, and Fellows should be sent to
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