Become a PMF
Overview and Timeline
NOTE: The information below pertains to the PMF Class of
2013 application cycle. This information will be udpated for
the PMF Class of 2014 application cycle in the summer/fall of
The PMF Class of 2013 application, via an announcement on
USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov), opens Monday, November 5, 2012, and
closes at 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Monday, November 26,
2012. Applicants can search for "Presidential Management Fellows"
on USAJOBS or select the link found under the Application
Process\How to Apply webpage. The announcement opens
annually in the fall.
To become a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), you must sign
up for a multi-phase process. It will take patience and endurance,
but also gives you a chance to demonstrate your ability. Last year,
more than 9,000 graduate students applied to the PMF Program and
approximately 630 achieved Finalist status. If you become a PMF,
you will have earned your place in the Program, and the opportunity
to grow professionally, serve your country, and make a
The very first step in successfully becoming a PMF is paying
attention to the details of the application and assessment process.
Applying for Federal Government jobs can be a lengthy process; and
though we've done everything we can to streamline the process,
there are still rules and regulations we must follow to ensure fair
and merit-based selections. Below is an approximate
timeline of the major steps in the process, as it relates to the
PMF Class of 2013's application cycle. Please note the
assessment process may impact dates shown below. The chart will be
updated accordingly. All timelines are subject to change.
As details become available, we will update this webpage.
Interested applicants should check this "Become a PMF" section
frequently for updates.
(All deadlines are 11:59pm, Eastern Time, and subject to
|Monday, November 5, 2012
Application for the PMF Class of 2013 opens via a job
opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at https://www.usajobs.gov/; search for
"Presidential Management Fellows". Eligible applicants must also
complete the on-line assessment prior to the announcement
|Monday, November 26, 2012
||Application for the PMF Class of 2013 closes at 11:59pm
|Wednesday, December 26, 2012
||Deadline for applicants to submit supporting documentation for
any claims for Veterans' Preference.
- Applicants notified of eligibility
- Semi-Finalists selected and notified
- Semi-Finalists start scheduling their in-person assessment
|January 7 - March 1, 2013
||In-person assessments conducted for Semi-Finalists
||Semi-Finalists notified of Finalist status via email
|May 1-3, 2013
||PMF Class of 2013 Finalists "Virtual" Job Fair