Become a PMF
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, candidates apply to the program in efforts to be selected as Finalists. Finalists are then eligible for appointment as Presidential Management Fellows (Fellows; PMFs) at a participating Federal agency. The PMF Program is an opportunity for advanced degree holders across all academic disciplines and from all segments of society.
To become a PMF, you must participate in a rigorous application and assessment process. It takes patience and endurance, but also gives you a chance to demonstrate your leadership ability and potential. As a PMF, you will have earned your place in the program, and the opportunity to grow professionally, serve your country, and make a difference on behalf of the American people!
The very first step in successfully becoming a PMF is paying attention to the details of the annual application and assessment process. For detailed eligibility requirements, check out the Eligibility webpage. Once the application period opens, it will appear on USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) by searching for "Presidential Management Fellows". Review the Application Process to learn about all the steps to apply.
This “Become A PMF” section outlines major components of the application and assessment process. Applicants should review each component, including Resources and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which may be updated throughout the process.
Once available, potential applicants should also be sure to review the “PMF Applicant Handbook,” which details the annual application process, explains eligibility requirements, required documentation, and provides an overview of the assessment process. The Handbook can be found under Resources.
In addition, please review The Opportunity section, which includes general information about the PMF Program; compensation (including pay and promotions, benefits, and student loans); partnerships; alumni; and, FAQs.
Visit the next section to view information on Eligibility.