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Current PMFs

Owning Your Experience

Graduation

Class of 2021:

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony will take place at the U.S.  Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA, at 2:00pm (Eastern Time) on Friday, June 14, 2024. The ceremony is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with other Fellows, celebrate accomplishments, and prepare for the next steps in the Federal service journey. This year the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony and 2024 Annual PMF Honorary Awards Ceremony will be celebrated together as a combined event. All graduating 2021 Fellows/Alumni are invited to recognize past and present public servants who have been instrumental to the success of the PMF Program, and network with recipients afterward.

Attendance is optional. Agencies are encouraged to allow their 2021 Fellows/Alumni to participate in the Graduation Ceremony. For those 2021 Fellows/Alumni not attending may request a graduation certificate by following the instructions below.

The deadline to register to participate in-person is Noon (Eastern Time), Friday, May 10, 2024.

All Class of 2021 Fellows/Alumni will be sent an automated email from the Events Management System built into the PMF Talent Management System (TMS) with instructions on how to RSVP or request a graduation certificate. The automated email will be sent to the work and personal email addresses (as recorded in the PMF TMS) to all 2021 Fellows/Alumni to maximize delivery success. All Agency PMF Coordinators will be sent a similar email for their awareness. From the class of PMFs graduating, a Class Speaker will be identified (information about the Class Speaker will be included in the event details).

There is no cost to attend. Current and former 2021 Fellows at their agency should gain supervisor approval to participate and to make any needed travel arrangements. This is a formal event, business attire expected.

Guests: Graduating Class of 2021 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 each. All guests will need to provide photo identification to clear security if allowed to attend.

Certificates: All participating 2021 Fellows/Alumni will be presented a Certificate of Completion during the ceremony.

During the registration process, all 2021 Fellows/Alumni will be asked to first confirm their home mailing address; this can be done by logging into the Apply Site of the PMF TMS and click on “Manage Documents and Personal Info”, then click on “Mailing Address and Phone Numbers”, to view and apply any edits.

For those 2021 Fellows/Alumni who are NOT attending the ceremony but would like a graduation certificate can separately register for a certificate only. The registration for a certificate only will be available for 1-year beyond the graduation ceremony and will appear on the Apply Site of the PMF TMS under “Events”. Please note the certificate only registration will not be live until after the 2021 graduation ceremony takes place.

Logistics: All attendees will need photo identification to clear security at the USPTO. The USPTO is a short walk from both the King Street Metro Station (yellow and blue lines) and the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station (yellow line only) and is served by both Metrorail and Metrobus services. See the https://www.wmata.com/ for more information. Public garage parking immediately adjacent to the Madison Building is available for purchase in the East Garage (recommended) and in the West Garage. Hourly and daily parking is on a first come, first served basis. In the uncommon event that both garages reach capacity, parking will be limited to monthly permit holders and USPTO employees, but other public garage parking is amply available in the immediate area.

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

Only those 2021 Fellows/Alumni who have a status of “Certified” or “Converted” will be eligible to participate or request a certificate.

For questions related to Graduation, please send an email to pmfapplication@opm.gov with the subject line of “Graduation.”

UPDATED:  06-10-2024