PMF Hiring Official\Supervisor
PMF Hiring Officials and Supervisors play a critical role in the
PMF Program and directly impact the overall experience for their
PMFs by providing developmental opportunities and meaningful work.
The Program is designed and intended to develop future government
leaders, and as such, is an excellent option for agency workforce
and succession planning. Supervisors may need to consult with their
Pathways Programs Officer, Agency PMF Coordinator, and HR Office
for guidance and assistance in adhering to PMF Program requirements
and work with HR staff for the on-boarding process.
The PMF Program Office offers an orientation for Supervisors of
Fellows via a webinar through Adobe Connect. The orientation will
address program requirements and answer individual questions; this
webinar is approximately 2 hours in length.
You can check to see if your computer and network are
properly configured for Adobe Connect at
. You may need to seek assistance from your agency's IT
department. Adobe Connect is also supported on mobile
devices. To find out more, go to
Registration for each session will open approximately 1
month in advance. Registration requests must contain
the PMF Supervisor's work email address. Please check back
frequently for additional sessions.
You can register for by selecting the link
below. Only those webinars available by audience will be listed. If
you do not see a webinar specific to you, please check back for
Hiring Official\Supervisor responsibilities
- Work with the Agency PMF Coordinator to advertise PMF
appointment opportunities in the PMF TMS (Talent Management
- Recruit Finalists for PMF positions by posting appointment
opportunities and interviewing Finalists. Finalists have a 12
month appointment eligibility period to accept and start a PMF
- Assign PMFs to specific positions with defined duties and
- Ensure a Pathways PMF Program Participant Agreement has been
- Work with your Agency PMF Coordinator and finance office to
submit the PMF reimbursement fee to the PMF Program Office within
30 days after a Finalist has accepted a PMF appointment offer. The
fee covers the recruitment, assessment, selection, and placement of
Finalists into PMF appointments; PMF Program Office operations and
support to stakeholders; various training and developmental
opportunities for stakeholders; and, the PMF website and automated
- Assist with the assignment of a Mentor (a managerial employee
outside the Fellow's chain of command).
- Develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP) with the Fellow
that addresses the target position, developmental requirements, and
recommended activities. Supervisors may need to consult with the
- Provide at least 80 hours of formal interactive training
during each year of the fellowship. Tuition for PMF Program
Office sponsored forums and training webinars are included in
the placement fee and may be counted towards the 80 hours of
annual training. Agencies bear the costs of travel and per diem for
these events, as well as tuition and costs for additional
outside training and development.
- Provide PMFs with at least one 4-6 month developmental assignment.
- Provide a reasonable amount of time during work hours for other
PMF activities, as appropriate, such as PMF Forums and/or optional
rotational opportunities of 1 to 6 months in other occupations
or functional areas.
- Establish a performance plan and annual evaluation for each PMF
with performance elements and standards for the competencies
expected and for duties assigned.
- Provide input to the agency's Executive Resources Board (or
equivalent) as needed to evaluate the PMF's progress and certify
whether the Fellow has successfully completed the
A copy of the Pathways Programs regulations, along with other
agency resources, can be found under the Agencies\Resources
webpage. For a current list of participating Federal agencies and
their designated Agency PMF Coordinators, please follow the
instructions under the Agencies\List of Coordinators