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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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Class of 2017 Graduation

NOTICE: Please note that while we are moving forward with plans to hold the graduation ceremony on June 19, we continue to monitor the situation around COVID-19 and we will keep our stakeholders informed if plans change. In the meantime, we highly recommend that you review the guidance provided for all Federal agencies by the Office of Personnel Management by going to Please also be sure to consult with your agency’s HR office to ensure you are following any agency-specific guidance.

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony will take place at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington, DC, at 2:00pm (Eastern Time) on Friday, June 19, 2020.  The ceremony is an excellent chance to reconnect with other Fellows, celebrate their accomplishments, and prepare for the next steps in their Federal service journey.  

Attendance is not mandatory.  Agencies are encouraged to allow their Fellows to participate in the Graduation Ceremony.  Fellows not attending may request a graduation certificate by following the instructions below.

All 2017 Fellows will be sent an invitational email to their work and personal email addresses (as recorded in the PMF Talent Management System) to ensure delivery and all Agency PMF Coordinators will also be sent a similar email.  From the class of Fellows graduating, a Class Speaker will be identified (information about the Class Speaker will be included in the invitational email to all Fellows).

The deadline to register is Noon (Eastern Time), Friday, May 1, 2020.  There is no cost for graduating Fellows.  Such Fellows should contact their Agency PMF Coordinator and Supervisor to request approval for participating and to make any needed travel arrangements.  This is a formal event, business attire required.

All participants will need photo identification to clear through security at the U.S. Institute of Peace.  The nearest Metro Station is Foggy Bottom (Metro information can be found at  There is no public parking garage.

In addition, there will be a keynote speaker, class speaker, photographer, and light refreshments.

Only those 2017 Fellows who have a status of “Certified” or “Converted” and their agency has submitted the one-time placement fee associated to their initial appointment as a PMF will be eligible to participate or request a certificate.

Guests:  Graduating Class of 2017 Fellows will be given priority to attend the graduation on a first come, first served basis. However, as space permits, family, friends, and colleagues may be allowed to attend the graduation ceremony.  Once registration closes for Fellows, we will confirm space availability and inform those attending Fellows if guests are permitted, which may be limited to 1-2 guests.  All guests will need to provide photo identification to clear security if allowed to participate.

Certificates:  All participating Fellows will be presented a Certificate of Completion during the ceremony.

Fellows who will NOT be able to participate in the ceremony, but would like a certificate can request one through the following registration link at

Requests for a certificate will be honored for up to one year beyond the graduation ceremony (e.g., by June 19, 2021).  Any such requests will be mailed to the Fellow's home address in order to prevent any delays or irradiation if mailed to their work address.

Questions:  During the registration process, you may use the "Contact the Organizer" to submit any questions. 

Class of 2016

Certificate Request:  Graduated Fellows from the Class of 2016 (LAST YEAR) who did not participate in the Graduation Ceremony but would like a certificate can request one through the following link:

Requests for a certificate will be honored through June 21, 2021.  Any such requests will be mailed to the Fellow's home address in order to prevent any delays or irradiation if mailed to their work address.

NOTE:  The above certificate request link is ONLY for graduated Fellows from the Class of 2016.

UPDATED:  02-19-20