News & Events
Federal Civilian Hiring Freeze Guidance Pertaining to the PMF Program
Posted on 2017-03-15T07:05:00
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Hiring
Freeze. These FAQs have been posted to the Chief Human
Capital Officers Council website here: https://www.chcoc.gov/content/federal-civilian-hiring-freeze-frequently-asked-questions.
Reappointments (e.g., transfers) of PMFs from one PMF
position\agency to another position\agency outside of their
their agency are not exempt from the
hiring freeze. Agencies would need to follow their hiring
freeze procedures for an exception. A PMF may move from one
PMF position to another within their agency or sub-agency, referred
to as a reassignment.
The PMF Program Office has prepared additional guidance for PMF
Program participants in response to the Federal Hiring
Freeze. A joint memo, between the U.S. Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM),
was published on January 31, 2017, entitled "Federal Civilian
Hiring Freeze Guidance". The memo outlines the purpose,
coverage, exemptions, and effective dates of the hiring freeze
order by the President on January 23, 2017.
The PMF Program is exempt from the hiring freeze (in most
circumstances). Federal agencies can appoint Finalists to PMF
positions and convert their Fellows who have successfully completed
their fellowships. See the guidance document below regarding
reassignments and details.
Additional guidance can be found under the Federal
Civilian Hiring Freeze Guidance Pertaining to the PMF
Any changes in our guidance will be updated and posted under
this "News & Events" section on the PMF website. Thank