Participating Federal agencies may recruit Finalists using the
Pathways Programs Schedule D Hiring Authority within the Executive
Branch. Participating Federal agencies must have a Pathways MOU
(Memorandum of Understanding) between their agency and the U.S.
Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Agencies may choose to
participate in one or all Pathways Programs. Inquiries about the
Pathways MOU and Pathways Programs in general can be sent via email
Agencies in the excepted service or outside of the Executive
Branch may enter into a PMF Program MOA (Memorandum of Agreement)
directly with the OPM's PMF Program Office. Inquiries about the PMF
Program MOA can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, see "How an
Excepted Service Agency Participates in the PMF Program" referenced
If an agency participates in the PMF Program, it must designate
an Agency PMF Coordinator (see Agency
Responsibilities for details).
Once the PMF Program Office announces Finalists, agencies must
post appointment opportunities on the PMF TMS (Talent Management
System) to recruit for PMF appointments. Information about posting
appointment opportunities and how your agency participates should
be directed to your Agency PMF Coordinator.
The following can be found under the Agencies\Resources webpage:
- "How an Excepted Service Agency Participates in the PMF
- "PMF TMS Appointment Opportunity Template for Agencies"
- "PMF TMS Rotational Opportunity Template for Agencies"
- "PMF Reimbursement Process for Agencies"
- Financial Forms (e.g., Interagency Agreement and Funding
- And a series of PMF-related forms for the training and
development of Fellows
Your agency may have additional policies, procedures, and forms
to use in regards to the PMF Program; please contact your Agency
PMF Coordinator for any questions.
Finalists have up to 12 months from selection to accept and
start an appointment as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF);
this is referred to as the appointment eligibility period.
A sortable list of Finalists is available by going to the Apply
Site at https://apply.pmf.gov and clicking on
the "Finalists" button. The list can be sorted by class year, name,
academic institution, advanced degree, veterans' preference (only
showing "Yes" for those favorably adjudicated for claiming
veterans' preference), and status. To see where Finalists have
either accepted or started a PMF appointment, click on the