The 411 on the Federal Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

November 1, 2007 – 6:10 pm

 

What is the 411 on the Federal Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)?  According to President George W. Bush, “The purpose of the Program is to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.”

PMF was established in 1977 by the Executive order to attract outstanding men and women from a variety of career paths and academic disciplines to the Federal service.  The common thread is an interest in and commitment to excellent leadership and managing public programs and policies.  PMF brings in graduate students from various social and cultural backgrounds to effectively face the challenges of serving the public.PMFs will receive at least 80 hours of training each year of their fellowship with an Orientation Training Program held by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). PMFs will follow a written outline of technical skills and core competencies called the Individual Development Plan (IDP) before being converted to a target position with at least one other rotational assignment to another functional area.Applying for these coveted fellowships may be done through the USAJOBs website and requires applicants to follow federal specifications for submitting a resume.  Hiring a Federal government resume writer who is familiar with federal specifications is a solid investment in your future and can mean the difference between landing that fantastic fellowship or just wishing you had.

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