Become a PMF
Overview and Timeline
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is
administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each
year, candidates apply for the prestigious title of PMF Finalists.
Selected Finalists are eligible for appointment as Fellows.
To become a PMF, you must participate in an arduous, multi-phase
process. It takes patience and endurance, but also gives you a
chance to demonstrate your leadership ability and potential. As 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 annual application and assessment
process. For detailed eligibility requirements, check out the Eligibility page.
Once the application period opens, it will appear on USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov). The application is typically
open for two weeks and closes at 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
on the last day. Review the Application Process to learn about
all the steps to apply.
This Become A PMF section outlines major components of the
application and assessment process. Applicants should review each
component, including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which
may be updated throughout the process.
Find out information on the PMF STEM track.