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Become a PMF

Resources

The following resources are specific to Applicants, Semi-Finalists, and Finalists. Finalists should check with the hiring agency for any additional or alternative forms upon accepting a PMF appointment. Click on the document's title to access. NOTE: These documents are subject to change and will only be updated if content has changed.

Document Description File Type
PMF Applicant Handbook

PMF Class of 2024 Application:  This handbook details the annual application process, explains eligibility requirements, required documentation, and provides an overview of the assessment process. This document may be revised with additional details ahead of the PMF Class of 2024 Application. Please monitor the website for updates. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and updated on 09/20/2023.

Adobe Acrobat Version [676 KB]
PMF Brochure for Applicants

This brochure is a resource that can be used to encourage potential applicants to apply for the PMF Program, and gives a high level overview of the main features of the program. It is a trifold document that should be printed front to back. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and updated in 05/2023.

Adobe Acrobat Version [2,346 KB]
PMF Program Required Application Documents and Alternative Letter This document outlines details on documents required for the PMF Application, including the resume and advanced degree transcript (and/or alternative). It also includes a sample of the alternative letter for applicants to obtain from academic institutions, if needed. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and updated on 09/18/2023. Adobe Acrobat Version [193 KB]
PMF Participant Timeline

This document outlines the typical PMF participant timeline...from start to finish. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and updated on 08/07/2023. 

Adobe Acrobat Version [198 KB]
PMF Fellowship Timeline

This document outlines the typical PMF fellowship timeline. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and updated on 08/07/2023.

Adobe Acrobat Version [149 KB]
Finalist Checklist

This checklist is to assist Finalists in finding PMF appointment opportunities and next steps. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and posted on 03/01/2022.

Adobe Acrobat Version [214 KB]
How to Read a PMF Appointment Opportunity

This resource was created to help Finalists understand how to read a typical PMF appointment opportunity (otherwise referred to as job announcements) that are posted on the Apply Site of the PMF TMS. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and updated on 02/16/2024.

Adobe Acrobat Version [235 KB]
Understanding Job Series and General Schedule (GS) Pay Scale This resource was created to help Finalists understand what “Job Series” and “Pay Scale” means in layperson's terms. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and updated on 02/16/2024. Adobe Acrobat Version [194 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 file will only be updated if the criteria changes. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and updated on 07/05/2024.

Adobe Acrobat Version [123 KB]
Applicant Fax Cover Sheet This cover sheet is only applicable during the PMF Program's annual application and assessment process, and customized for each class year. This cover sheet should only be used by applicants who cannot upload documentation during the application process or otherwise requested by the PMF Program Office. Applicants are highly encouraged to upload their documents as part of their application as this will expedite the process. Faxes received will be processed during the work week and during regular business hours. This is an Adobe fillable (.pdf) file. Adobe Acrobat Version [KB]
SF 15, Application for 10-PointVeterans Preference External Link Icon Use this Standard Form (SF), along with any accompanying documentation, to determine whether you are entitled to 10-point veterans' preference. icon_link
SF 85 External Link Icon Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions: This link is provided as a reference. Appointing agencies will inform Finalists of what form, if any, may be required for a PMF appointment. icon_link
SF 85P External Link Icon Questionnaire for Public Trust Positions: This link is provided as a reference. Appointing agencies will inform Finalists of what form, if any, may be required for a PMF appointment. icon_link
SF 85P-S External Link Icon Supplemental Questionnaire for Selected Positions: This link is provided as a reference. Appointing agencies will inform Finalists of what form, if any, may be required for a PMF appointment. icon_link
SF 86 External Link Icon

Questionnaire for National Security Positions: This link is provided as a reference. Appointing agencies will inform Finalists of what form, if any, may be required for a PMF appointment.

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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 in 09/2020. Adobe Acrobat Version [1,024 KB]

PMF Presentation for Potential Applicants

This is a copy of the slides used for the PMF Presentation for Potential Applicants ahead of the upcoming application cycle. The slides provide a high-level overview of the PMF Program and the application/assessment process. This slide deck is subject to change. This presentation will be updated for the forthcoming annual PMF application once announced and removed prior to the launch of the annual application. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file. Adobe Acrobat Version [KB]

Presentation Slides for Finalist Informational Webinar

This is a copy of the presentation slides, specific by Class Year, used during the Finalist Informational Webinars held shortly after Finalists are announced. The link will be active shortly before any scheduled webinar and deactivated after the webinars have concluded. This is an Adobe (.pdf) file and updated 02/23/2024. Adobe Acrobat Version [1,034 KB]

UPDATED:  07-05-2024